Whether you're considering your first piercing or are a seasoned pro, there's always something to learn about piercings. This article will cover the basics of cartilage piercings, including types of piercings, aftercare, and more.
How To Take Care Of Cartilage Piercings
Don't twist, turn, rotate, or sleep on your cartilage ear piercings because this might promote infection and discomfort and lengthen the healing process. Steer clear of bodies of water (baths, pools, hot tubs, and so on) for six to eight weeks after getting pierced. Avoid exposing your new cartilage ear piercings to soap, peroxide, Neosporin, rubbing alcohol, and other harsh chemicals.
What is a Daith Piercing?
Although a daith ear piercing is quite simple, it isn't easy to perform because of its location. The daith piercing, located in an uncomfortable position—the hoop that embraces the cartilage inside your ear—requires a professional piercer.
Do Daith Ear Piercings Hurt?
What Is A Helix Piercing?
How Much Are Helix Piercings?
Your helix cartilage piercing will most likely cost between $40 and $50. You may be able to locate cheaper priced options, but piercer reputation is crucial, so always go with the more expensive, experienced piercer. If you don't, you risk damaging your cartilage.
What Is A Forward Helix Piercing?
A forward helix piercing is on the outer (typically upper) cartilage closest to your face by piercing the forward-facing area above the tragus.
What Is A Double Forward Helix Piercing?
A double forward helix piercing is positioned in the cartilage facing forward, opposite a double helix. It's immediately above your tragus in the cartilage—your ear's front or forward section.
What Is A Tragus Piercing?
The tragus piercing, that tiny flap partially covering the ear canal, can add detail to any curated ear, especially when adorned with a good stud or snug hoop. Why? It's all about that unexpected placement.
A tragus piercing is more painful than a lobe or helix, but only marginally. On the pain scale, we give it a five or six out of 10. Again, it will feel like fire for a moment, and then it should be fine. As for healing time, the tragus usually takes six to nine months but can take up to a year.
What Is An Anti-Tragus Piercing?
The cartilaginous ridge that runs along the top of your lobe is known as the anti-tragus area of the ear. Anti-tragus piercings are cartilage piercings that call for a barbell or ring.
How Painful Is An Anti-Tragus Piercing?
On a scale of one to ten, the anti-tragus-piercing pain factor is between a six and a seven.
What Is A Conch Piercing?
The conch piercing, which resembles the spiral shell of the same name, got its name from its resemblance to a conch. It's quite flexible and may be accented by a cartilage stud for a subtle effect, a double stud (if you're up to it), or even a cuff that hugs around its edge.
When it comes to piercing, you can pierce your inner or outer conch or both: Higher up, parallel to the daith, is the inner conch (the fold of cartilage above your ear canal). The outer conch is lower and closer to your antihelix, the first of two ridges that make up your ear's outer outlines.
The inner conch piercing is when a hole is poked through the center of the ear to make way for a stud. Then there's the outer conch piercing, which allows a hoop earring to go around the outer ridge of the ear's cartilage.
How Bad Do Conch Piercings Hurt?
What Is An Industrial Piercing?
Are Industrial Piercings Painful?
What Is A High-Lobe Piercing?
What Is A Rook Piercing?
Do Rook Piercings Hurt?
The pain level is also pretty high at seven out of 10. The rook is one of those piercings that is not for the faint of heart. A rook piercing can take up to a year to fully heal, so this might not be the piercing for you if you are unwilling to wait it out.
What Is A Standard Lobe Piercing?
Piercings are a great way to express your personal style. Whether you choose a simple lobe piercing or something more intricate, be sure to do your research and find a reputable piercer. Follow their aftercare instructions to ensure a healthy and speedy healing process. Thanks for reading!