An Ankle Piercing is a type of surface piercing done on the surface of the ankle, usually just above or below the joint area. As with other surface piercings, ankle piercings are subject to catching on clothing and can easily migrate or outright reject without proper positioning and care. The type of initial body jewelry used is ideally a flexible barbell made of PTFE material so that the piercing can heal with minimal risk of infection or rejection.
Once healed, a barbell, captive bead ring, horseshoe barbell or other surface body jewelry can be worn. Healing time for ankle piercings is the usual time needed for a surface body piercing, which is between 4 to 8 weeks.