You will usually know if your piercing becomes infected if the surrounding tissue becomes red, painful, swollen and warm to the touch, or if you get discharge that is dark yellow, greenish, bloody, or has a bad odor.
Beside above, how long does it take a hood piercing to close?
Instead, the skin simply closes over the hole. Within the first 6 months this piercing can close in a matter of hours. After a year, it can take days or even weeks to close.