Piercing over scar tissue is safe when it is done by a licensed professional, but it should only be pierced over a few times. Avoid re-piercing the same spot too many times with tips from a tattoo.
The thought of getting pierced through scar tissue made me wince, but a mixture of being stubborn and really wanting this piercing made me determined to get my nose re-pierced, and in the same place, regardless of added pain!
Second nose piercing regret! I got my second nose piercing today (the stud) and don’t know if I like it. I like that the placement is unique but eventually want to change it to a hoop so I’m scared it will look weird.
Its not often a great idea to pierce scar tissue, & if its a re-pierce of a rejected piercing, chances are the new piercing will not be successful either. Scar tissue doesnt have as much strength as healthy, non-scarred skin.
Despite the legend, there is no problem piercing over scar tissue unless it is a keloid, which is a hypertrophic scarring. Discover the benefits of piercing over scar tissue in this free video.
Scar tissue is different to standard tissue as it is quickly created around the site of a piercing as a means of “patching” the hole. Simply by wearing jewellery in a piercing we invite scar to build around it.
Having said that it is possible to pierce through scar tissue, might be a little more painful than the first time you had it done though. I had my nostril re-pierced in the same spot, and it was fine 01-08-2009, 08:22 PM #4
Nose Piercing - Scars Nose piercings are generally safe and don't cause scars under healthy, normal conditions. Still, for some people, infection, allergy or the body's natural tendency to produce too much scar tissue can lead to scarring.
After checking that the tissue is healthy and able to support being re-pierced, your piercer will be able to tell you whether you are able to have your piercing performed in the same location, or if you will need it in a slightly different location due to scar tissue or migration issues.
After nose piercing, it is important to leave the piecing alone rather than mistaking the healing process for a scar. Remember, if you have more tissue damage during the healing process, you risk the chances of getting a scar on it.
A hypertrophic scar is a bump of raised scar tissue that forms around a piercing hole. Hypertrophic scars can occur with any piercing, but are particularly frequent with cartilage piercings on the ears or nostrils.
It is definitely safe to re-pierce, although it might be best to pierce it on the opposite side from where you had it before so it doesn't go through any scar tissue from the old piercing, which could be painful.