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I had a piercing, how long until I can remove the ring? Will it close?

By July 15, 2014 - 12:16am
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I had a piercing down low...I am wondering if I can take out the ring, will it close up?

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Hi Ali Miller, 

Thank you for your question. A piercing heals by building scar tissue around the hole. Only very small piercing holes will ever close completely without expensive professional assistance. Larger gauge such as those seen in tongue and and belly button piercing will always be visible even when and if they ever close. Exposing the tissue to open air before it's healed invites infection and can lead to swelling and slower healing time. Hope this has helped?



July 17, 2014 - 5:59am
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