An industrial piercing is a type of body piercing that involves two holes being pierced through the upper cartilage of the ear, with a single barbell or straight barbell jewelry being worn through both holes. The piercing is often done at a diagonal angle, with the barbell jewelry running through the upper part of the ear. Industrial piercings are sometimes also called scaffold piercings or construction piercings, due to the appearance of the barbell jewelry resembling a scaffold or construction.
Industrial piercings can be painful, as they involve piercing through cartilage tissue. It is important to make sure the piercing is done by a trained and experienced professional, using sterile equipment. It is also important to follow proper aftercare instructions to ensure the piercing heals properly and to minimize the risk of infection.
Industrial piercings can take several months to fully heal, and it is important to avoid wearing heavy or overly large jewelry during the healing process to minimize the risk of tearing or other complications. It is also important to avoid playing with or pulling on the piercing during the healing process, as this can also cause complications.