Avoiding Migration with Your Eyebrow Piercing
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What is migration in a piercing?
With an eyebrow piercing, there is always a risk of migration. This means that your body will heal and push the piercing out, the same way it would any other foreign object (like a splinter). There are two basic ways to avoid, or at least hinder, the migration process:
- Have your piercing technician pierce your eyebrow farther in (i.e., take as much flesh to pierce as is safe).
- Choose eyebrow jewelry that will hamper migration. Barbells are your best choice.
Migration can also work in your favor: If you only want a temporary piercing, you can have an eyebrow piercing done through a slender bit of skin. This will increase the time that it takes before your piercing has moved forward and healed.