Piercing Healing Time

Piercing Healing Time

Each body piercing site has its own normal healing time.

Piercing site Healing time
Face (this includes the earlobes, eyebrows, nose, and lips) 6 to 8 weeks
Ear cartilage 6 to 12 weeks
Inside of the mouth or the tongue 3 to 6 weeks
Nipple 2 to 4 months
Genital Up to 9 months
Navel Up to 12 months

Delayed healing time may be caused by infection, irritation, or the formation of scar tissue. An evaluation by a health professional may be needed if your piercing does not seem to be healing.