How to Hide a Piercing Hole

Written by kenneth coppens | 13/05/2017
How to Hide a Piercing Hole
Most body piercings can be hidden or disguised. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

While considered beautiful by some, piercings may not always be acceptable, especially in the workplace. In certain situations, it may even be necessary to hide the piercing completely. This can be troublesome, especially in fairly new facial piercing, as it's possible for the hole to close up if jewellery is removed. Since it's a fairly common occurrence, many jewellery manufacturers and piercing shops carry products specially made to hide piercings.

Wash your hands with an antibacterial soap and warm water. Pat your hands dry with a towel. Always use clean hands when handling a piercing or jewellery.

Remove the jewellery from the piercing and replace it with a piercing retainer. Piercing retainers are often made of clear acrylic but may be available in flesh-coloured tones at some piercing shops.

Examine the piercing in a mirror. Depending on your skin colour and the location of the piercing, the retainer alone may adequately camouflage the hole.

Cover the retainer with a small flesh-coloured bandage to completely conceal the piercing. Apply a foundation over the bandage so it matches your skin tone, if desired.


Do not remove jewellery unless the piercing is fully healed.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not remove jewellery unless the piercing is fully healed.

Things you need

  • Soap
  • Jewellery retainer
  • Bandange

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