How to Pierce Your Eyebrow

Eyebrow piercings look stunning, and many people are enthusiastic about getting them done. The problem with them is that they can cost a great deal of money. If you're brave and careful about safety, it is possible to pierce your eyebrow.


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    Sterilize your equipment. First, boil your needle for five to ten minutes on a stove. Keep your needle and your jewelry in rubbing alcohol. If you have newly bought them, this might not be necessary, as they would already be sterile, but it is highly recommended that you sterilize them too, just to be on the safe side.
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    Locate where you want your eyebrow piercing. Evenly mark two points using a pen or a marker, wherever you want your piercing to be.
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    If you have a low tolerance for pain, you might want to numb the area with the aid of an ice cube or numbing gel. The numbing gel is a better option, as ice only numbs the first layer of skin, and in addition to that, it tightens the pores of the skin, making it harder for the hollow needle to go through.
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    Pinch the skin between the two points that you marked, using a clamp, or your other hand. Pull the skin out, away from the eye.
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    Poke the needle through from one point to the other. Push the needle out from the other point.
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    Gently remove the needle from your eyebrow and then insert and fasten your chosen jewelry.
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    Do not remove your jewelry for a minimum of two months. Clean it daily with rubbing alcohol or a saline solution.


  • Do not use stainless steel for this piercing, as it is a surface piercing and it can reject very easily. Use titanium or niobium. Jewelry made out of these two materials have a lesser chance of getting rejected.
  • This may just be common sense, but wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap before you pierce yourself.
  • Get a professional to do the job for you.


  • If your piercing does, in fact, get infected, then refrain from taking it out. Show it to a doctor as soon as possible.
  • Beware of infections. Clean your piercing every day to avoid infection. Infections near the eye and close to sensitive brain tissue are particularly dangerous.
  • Being a surface piercing, an eyebrow piercing can reject or migrate.

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