An industrial piercing may lead to mild to moderate pain or discomfort. Each individual has a different pain threshold, so a piercing that is very painful for one person may not be painful at all to another person.
Someone who is concerned about feeling pain while receiving an industrial piercing should consider taking an over-the-counter pain relief drug, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, beforehand. A cold ice pack can be placed on the new industrial piercing to reduce pain and swelling.
Keeping a new piercing clean is the best way to prevent infection and any additional, unnecessary pain and discomfort.