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Thumb Webbing

Discussion in 'Surface Piercings' started by Mustang74, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Mustang74

    Mustang74 New Member

    I would like to get my thumb webbing pierced. How long does it take to heal and what is the probability of migration/rejection? I am big into weight lifting and swimming, how long would it be before I could resume these activities. Thanks in advance for any info to help me with my decision.
  2. dnd4evr

    dnd4evr Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have seen a low estimated healing time of 6 weeks, a more moderate one at 14 weeks and a high estimate of 1 year. I also saw this is piercing has a high rejection rate (as I expected). Rejection/migration occurs as a result of pressure on the flesh. Some tissues handle it better than others and some sites are subjected to more stress than others. The hand it a high use, high stress area and with you being a weight lifter my thoughts are that this is highly incompatible for a web piercing.

    As with any piercing, swimming is best avoided until your piercing is fully healed. Water will seep into any open crevice and bacteria and/or foreign matter will be brought along for the ride. There is a product that can be used to seal an area. It's called Tegaderm.

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