After getting a new piercing the first thing we want to do is change the jewelry into something else. But if you do not wait the appropriate time for the piercing to heal up, you may end up damaging the piercing. Damage the to piercing can cause infection, keyloids, scarring, tearing, and other injuries that may be painful and discomforting.
The general consensus on the allotted time given for a piercing to heal varies from piercing to piercing as well as from person to person. Always consult your body modifications expert before attempting to change your jewelry piece.
Belly piercings should be given at least 4 months of healing before changing the jewelry piece. Nose piercing should be allowed to heal for at least 2-3 months before trying to change the jewelry. Cartilage piercings should be given 4 months of healing before considering any type of jewelry exchange. Dermals should be changed only by your piercer, and it should be done after 4 months after the anchor has set in. Lip piercings should be given 3 months before changing the jewelry piece. Eyebrow piercings should be allowed to heal for at least 3 months before changing the jewelry.
As stated before, all jewelry changes should be approved by your body modifications expert beforehand. These are general consensus on the time allowed for a piercing to heal before considering to change the jewelry. Always buy your body jewelry from a reputable body jewelry merchant.