The healing of an Ampallang piercings take anywhere between 6 to 10 months to a year. This piercing is made through the head in a horizontal fashion. In certain cases, the Ampallang piercing is made through the urethra and in some other cases, above the urethra. The piercing that intersects the urethra, it is in fact, two piercings. Piercers favoring a transurethral piercing argue that such a piercing is usually faster to heal and is more strong as compared to a piercing made above the urethra. Barbells having a gauge of 10 to 12 are considered to be ideal initially for such a piercing. The ideal length of the barbell can be determined by measuring the penis when in an erect position.