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Industrial/Scaffold Piercing Healing

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    Hi,

    Just had the two holes pierced, told to come back when they are healed to have the long barbell inserted. I have two helixs on the otherside, but they are old, so I can't remember how long they too to heal.

    Can anyone tell me when I will know when the new ones are healed enough to have the barbell inserted?

    p.s I know cartilages take longer, 3-6 months minimum, but was just looking for gudiance from fellow industirals
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    (Original post by dairygirl224)
    Hi,

    Just had the two holes pierced, told to come back when they are healed to have the long barbell inserted. I have two helixs on the otherside, but they are old, so I can't remember how long they too to heal.

    Can anyone tell me when I will know when the new ones are healed enough to have the barbell inserted?

    p.s I know cartilages take longer, 3-6 months minimum, but was just looking for gudiance from fellow industirals
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    It took mine more like 2 years than 6 months :sad:
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    You'll know when they're healed enough
    It took mine a good year to properly heal, but 3-6 months (ish) for them to heal enough to have the barbell.
    It varies with everyone.
    Personally, I found surgical spirit to work very well on mine even though it stings like hell.
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    Mine took about 6 months to heal fully (i.e. stopped hurting when people bumped it)
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    anyone lese
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    Everyone's different. You'll have to wait and see.
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    I'm told it's best to have the barbell from the start, otherwise they might not line up properly. Dunno if that's true or not. :shrug:

    Mine was largely healed in about 6 months, but it took a good 3 months or so on top of that for it to be completely healed. It's a year and a half later now, and I was forced to take ti out for about 18 hours and it closed up! :cry:
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    I'm told it's best to have the barbell from the start, otherwise they might not line up properly. Dunno if that's true or not. :shrug:
    Yeah you're right. A straight barbell heals better than a curved BCR, so it'll be easier to line up the barbell when the scaffold's complete.
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    yep ive got 2 individual barbells atm, pain almost gone now, i can sleep on it now, phew

    much less cleaning to do this time round, seems weird, no lymph or bleeding over night
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    I had my scaffolding done two days ago, I actually found it isn't very painful for me which is a relief. I do have a question about it though, I have a lot of other piercings and because they are all small bars i was able to move them about to clean them. With this piercing I am able to move the bottom part but the not part at top of my ear, I have been told that the skin can grow over the piercin hole even with bar in but am not sure i quite believe that..will the piercing be ok without me being able to move it? i can still clean it ok
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    also dairygirl it may take bit longer to heal on urs as if u put the one bar in then it takes off the pressure whereas two seperate piercings adds more pressure
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    Mine took about 18 months

    It stayed sore-ish until I had my rook pierced and then the tenderness seemed to disappear almost overnight, which was strange.

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