How to Hide Piercings at Work - Dr. Piercing Aftercare

How to Hide Piercings at Work

Society has embraced the art and beauty of multiple piercings but not quite in the workplace. You are free to flaunt your piercings at parties, malls, beaches, wherever you are except at work.

However, some companies are very strict when it comes to their dress code. While earlobe piercings are accepted, other body piercings aren't. If your workplace doesn't tolerate body piercings, you have no choice but to oblige, even if you justify it as a form of self-expression.

Hiding piercings can be tricky. We've compiled some of the most popular piercings and how to hide them while you're at work.


#1 Septum Piercings

Septum piercings are becoming more and more popular because of their unique location. If you just had a septum piercing, consider yourself lucky because this is one of the easiest piercings to hide! The widely used jewelry pieces for a septum piercing are a retainer and a horseshoe ring.

To hide them, you just need to flit them up, and voila! They're gone.  The design of the jewelry is convenient and easy to hide because of its shape. Flipping it up will make it fit inside your nostrils.

If you have to hide it every day at work, we suggest you go for a black-colored retainer instead of glaring stainless steel. The average healing time of a septum piercing is around 4 to 8 weeks, with a pain level between 5 to 8. Visibility is considered very low for this particular type of piercing.

#2 Navel Piercing

Navel piercings are super easy to hide unless your job requires you to wear crop tops. Wearing a shirt will hide this piercing, so you don't have to do anything extra to keep them hidden.

The recovery time of a navel piercing is relatively short and caring for it is also easy-peasy. The healing time for a navel piercing is between 7 and 10 months, with a pain level of 2 to 5.

#3 Dermal Piercings

Dermal piercings can be placed on any part of your body, and you can have as many as you want. However, some of the most common body areas that get pierced are the lower back, collar bones, and hips.

The good news is they are not easy to spot, and you can hide them with your clothes. Cleaning is also easy for dermal piercings. The healing time varies depending on the location; visibility is considered very low, with a pain level between 5 and 8.

#4 Ear Piercings

You probably already know by now that ear piercings are so varied. They have many names!

  • Rook Piercing – a rook piercing is easy to hide if you have long hair. After you've completed the healing time, you can resize your jewelry to achieve a comfortable and snug fit. The healing time is longer than other ear piercing types because it's placed in the cartilage. The pain level is between 5 and 7, while the visibility is considered low.
  • Daith Piercing – Daith piercings are not that difficult to hide as long as your hair is longer than your chin. If you want to hide this piercing, don't tie your hair up while at work. The piercing is settled at the deep shell of your ear, framing the ridge of your cartilage. Its exact location is right above your ear canal. Since it's deep inside your air, it's less subject to irritation and trauma. When your daith piercing is still healing, avoid getting it in contact with your phone or helmets, as these will cause delays in the healing process. The healing time for a Daith piercing is about 4 to 6 months. The visibility is considered semi-low with a pain level of 5 to 7.



Hiding your jewelry is one thing, but caring for them is another thing, especially during the healing period. Don't compromise your aftercare to ensure that your wound heals fast and infection-free.

If you're looking for a safe product to clean your piercings, Dr. Piercing Aftercare can help.

At Dr. Piercing Aftercare, we've developed convenient medicated swabs that you can use to clean your piercings and keep infection away. We are proud of our products. They are made and tested in a cGMP compliant and FDA-registered facility in America.

We use advanced technology on our swabs for easy application. Each pack contains thirty-six medicated swabs that are proven and tested to promote your body's natural healing process while preventing infection. Contact us today, or you can check out our website to learn more about our products.