Industrial Piercings are notorious for being “super cool looking” but they are also very anatomy depending. I used to turn away lots of clients due to this, but not any more!
A new alternative technique I am using will eliminate one of the most common anatomy issues with Industrial piercings.
Traditional Industrial Piercings are meant to pass through two points of the ear, it must anchor to the upper Helix and outer Helix of the ear. Lots of people lack that outer ridge, while some people just don’t have enough tissue to safely anchor. I’ve seen poor piercers try to force the Industrial piercing on the client by using the jewelry to bend the outer ridge of the ear. This is very dangerous, and will never heal because the natural tissue is bending at an unnatural angle.
To combat this common problem, Faux Industrial Piercing is a clever solution.
Clients with a shallow Helix (even with no Helix!) can still get an Industrial using this technique.