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TABLE 1

Approximate Healing Times for Body Piercing Sites51 

Site (Piercing Name)Time to Heal
Clitoris 2–6 wk 
Coronal ridge (dydoe) 6–8 wk 
Earlobe and auricle 6–8 wk 
Eyebrow 6–8 wk 
Glans penis (ampallang) 3–9 mo 
Labia majora 2–4 mo 
Labia minora 2–6 wk 
Lip 6–8 wk 
Navel Up to 9 mo 
Nipple 2–4 mo 
Scrotum (hafada) 2–3 mo 
Tongue 3–6 wk 
Urethral meatus (Prince Albert) 2–4 wk 
Site (Piercing Name)Time to Heal
Clitoris 2–6 wk 
Coronal ridge (dydoe) 6–8 wk 
Earlobe and auricle 6–8 wk 
Eyebrow 6–8 wk 
Glans penis (ampallang) 3–9 mo 
Labia majora 2–4 mo 
Labia minora 2–6 wk 
Lip 6–8 wk 
Navel Up to 9 mo 
Nipple 2–4 mo 
Scrotum (hafada) 2–3 mo 
Tongue 3–6 wk 
Urethral meatus (Prince Albert) 2–4 wk 
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