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Difference Between Scaffold and Industrial Piercing

Scaffold vs Industrial Piercing

Body piercing nowadays is fashionable. Many people, either male or female, are attracted to it. Body piercing, like body tattooing, defines the person’s personality. It differs in such a way that body piercing is the artistic way of illustrating one’s personality.

Scaffold or industrial piercing is a form of body piercing. Scaffold does not differ with industrial piercing. “Scaffold” is another name of industrial piercing like constructional piercing. Scaffold piercing is made up of two holes that are united by a solitary jewelry, most of the time a long barbell. The piercing is commonly created through the cartilage on the upper portion of the ear, one close to the head and the other one farther down on the outer rim.

The barbell is the term used to describe the jewelry worn after the piercing because it bears a resemblance to the barbell used by weightlifters. The old way of piercing differs from scaffold piercing in a way that the old way pierces the earlobe while the scaffold pierces the cartilage of the ears. Moreover, scaffold piercing is very much more painful than earlobe piercing and also takes a supplementary time to heal, within three months to one year. Scaffold piercing also requires proper cleansing of the pierced part until the time it is completely healed to avoid infections.

Industrial or scaffold piercing produces pressure between the two holes that are created in the ear. Several people obtain one ear pierced at a time to give allowance for the healing process. It is advisable to keep wearing the barbell principally intended for this piercing to lessen the pressure on the cartilage created by the holes. The piercing is believed to beautify a person and bring more visual attraction while making a person look more alluring. That is why more women are engrossed in having their ears pierced by industrial piercing.

Since industrial piercing or scaffold piercing is more compound than uncomplicated earlobe piercing, it is necessary to have it done by a specialist in a clinic or studio. The part that will be pierced is marked by the specialist and disinfected. It must be properly marked so that the gauge can easily travel through it. Commonly, a gauge of 14 (1.6 mm) is considered to be ideal. The materials to be used are sterilized to prevent infections.

Proper care is crucial for the piercing. While the wound is healing, never touch or allow anyone to touch it. Clean it only once daily, during showering is ideal, with antibacterial soap. The antibacterial soap with triclosan is recommended, for example, Dettol Liquid Soap. Never use alcohol, alcohol swabs, betadine, or hydrogen peroxide to clean it. Watch out for signs of infection such as redness, pain, inflammation and an unusual discharge at the site. Consult the piercer or specialist or a physician right away if these signs are noted. Take vitamin C and zinc to promote and maximize healing. When you want to change jewelry or the barbell by yourself, wait until your piercing is healed, more likely within three months to one year.


1.Scaffold and industrial piercing are alike.

2.Scaffold or industrial piercing is a form of body piercing.

3.It uses a jewelry termed as a barbell to attach between the two holes.

4.Scaffold or industrial piercing is more painful than earlobe piercing since the cartilage is affected.

5.It takes three months to one year to fully heal.

6.Proper care is needed during the healing process.

7.The specialist is the one doing the procedure in a suitable place.

8.The materials used are sterilized to prevent infections.

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