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.