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Swooning over the ear piercing look by celebrities or anyone who loves jewelry? We won’t blame you! Decorating up ears has been in trend for quite some time and shows no time dropping anytime soon. Ear Piercings are an excellent way to showcase your unique style and personality.

We know you’ve been dreaming of achieving that stunning ear stacked look, but the first step is to get your ear pierced. Exciting, Isn’t it?

Whether you’re a first ear piercing enthusiast, or if you’re thinking of designing your own unique ear stacked look, you’ve come up to the right place.

To begin with, here’s is one-stop guide that will cover everything that you must know before and after getting pierced, including different types of ear piercing, the healing process, and more. So, let’s dive in without further ado.

Now, the big question is: From which ear piercing should you start (TBH, once you start, you won’t be able to stop)? Fret not, we’ve got you covered.

Firstly, let’s talk about different types of ear piercings!

Types of Ear Piercings:

Now, it’s time to welcome you to the world of different types of ear piercings like Helix, Conch, Rook, Forward Helix (on trend), Daith (the famous anti-migraine), Tragus, and Lobe Piercing. So, there are so many ear piercings you can choose from, isn’t it?

Each ear piercing type says about your unique style and personality, decide your new fresh piercing depending on that too! Before you go to your favorite piercer, let’s read this guide first.

  1. Helix Piercing

    Helix Piercing

    Let’s begin with the most popular one, known as Helix Piercing.

    It’s placed on the outer cartilage of the ear making it a versatile option to style different earrings and jewelry types.

    There are many types of Helix Piercings, including Forward Helix, Double Helix, Anti-Helix or Snug Piercing, and Triple Helix - the only difference among these piercings is their locations.

    • Pain Level: It’s said that it can be painful around four to seven on the pain scale of ten, it depends on your tolerance level and also the experience and skill of your piercer.

    • Healing Time: To heal the helix piercing, it roughly may take around 6 to 8 months, depending on the individual and how you’re taking care of your fresh ear piercing. It may take a longer time to heal on another person. Don’t Worry! Just make sure to follow all the aftercare steps suggested by your piercer. And voilà! You’ll have the most stunning curated ear in no time!

    • Aftercare: It’s simple! Just gently wash your fresh piercing twice a day with saline solution (mixture of sea salt and distilled water) to avoid redness and irritation. It’s important to avoid unnecessary touching your piercing it may cause negative reaction or infections.

    • Best Suitable Piercing Jewelry: You can decorate your piercing with Helix Jewelry such as small gold huggie hoops, and a simple stud relying on your ear anatomy, super easy to style. Team up your stud, with ear cuffs or other piercing jewelry to create some classic yet statement look.

  2. Conch Piercing

    Conch Piercing

    Conch Piercing is perfect to add some boldness and personality to your style, quite brave we can say it!

    It’s located in the center of the ear (provides more space for your styling) and that’s resembling as the shape of a conch sea shell.

    There are two options, within the world of conch piercings, Inner Conch Piercing is right in the middle of the ear (closer to daith) and usually styled with a stud while Outer Conch Piercing is on the outer end of the cartilage, ideal for styling Hoops.

    • Pain Level: Everyone’s tolerance level is different! But generally, the pain ranks around seven out of a scale of ten as the piercing is done on the thickest part of the cartilage.

    • Healing Time: Conch Piercing typically takes 6 to 9 months to completely heal, though individual healing times can vary!

    • Aftercare: Clean your ear piercing at least twice per day, gently wipe the area with the saline solution using a soft cotton ball. Avoid wearing anything over your piercing, like earphones, etc. It can trigger your piercing easily which can lead to irritation & infection.

    • Best Suitable Piercing Jewelry: Conch Piercing is the great canvas to style and show your creative side (as well as new piercing jewelry) like studs, or hoops - choice is yours!

  3. Rook Piercing

    Rook Piercing

    Rook Piercing has been gaining of lot of popularity these days! Located in the cartilage fold beneath the top rim of the ear, near the anti helix area, and right above the daith.

    • Pain Level: This Rook Piercing’s pain ranks around eight out of the scale of ten, as it goes through the thick layer of cartilage, which is usually quite more painful.

    • Healing Time: This ear Piercing can take 12 to 18 months to heal completely! Depending on the care you give to your new piercing.

    • Aftercare: Cleaning is essential! Yes, you heard right. Clean your piercing twice or thrice a day to prevent irritation. Don’t sleep on the piercing side.

    • Best Suitable Piercing Jewelry: Choose an understated cartilage hoop or any curved barbell to make a bold statement. That’ll surely add a WOW factor to beauty!

    PRO TIP: You can rock your Rook Piercing by donning a Hoop. NGL, hoop looks super stylish and it’s as versatile as YOU!

  4. Daith Piercing

    Daith Piercing

    Daith Piercing, the small innermost fold of cartilage located just above the ear canal.

    It also helps in treating the pain of migraines and anxiety, although there is no scientific evidence, some positive testimonies go in favor though.

    • Pain Level: Worried about the pain? Remember pain is fleeting but piercing is forever! Daith Piercing pain scales ranks about five out of ten.

    • Healing Time: To heal properly, it usually takes around 6 to 8 months. Many people think that daith piercing has a smooth healing as its placement is inside the ear. (goodbye, to the tucking away!)

    • Aftercare: Keeping your daith piercing can be quite tricky! This piercing is located inside the ear, which makes the cleaning process a bit difficult! So, always consider spraying the saline solution on each side, and let it completely dry, by using a clean paper towel.

    • Best Suitable Piercing Jewelry: While choosing jewelry for your daith piercing, it’s necessary to consider high quality jewelry. If you want to ace any look, you can simply go with Hoop Earrings - that will hug your cartilage area of the ear effortlessly.

  5. Tragus Piercing

    Tragus Piercing

    Tragus Piercing sits on a small flap that partially covers your ear canal.

    Wanna go with an ear piercing that has low pain experience with a classic yet stylish appeal, consider Tragus Piercing without thinking of anything else.

    What else could you possibly crave for? This Piercing is minimal, classy, and chic!

    • Pain Level: This Piercing doesn’t hurt as much as the other cartilage piercing. The pain ranks around five out of a scale of ten.

    • Healing Time: Tragus Piercing usually takes between 3 to 12 months to heal depending on the care you’re giving to your fresh piercing.

    • Aftercare: Make sure to clean your ear piercing twice a day with a sterling saline solution for at least two to three months. Avoid going to swimming pools and every single activity that can trigger your piercing.

    • Best Suitable Piercing Jewelry: Thinking of what to style on it? You can simply go with small studs which is ideal for any new piercing. Once your piercing is healed, you can switch with small huggie hoops or barbells, to throw some unique and chic looks.

  6. High Lobe Piercing

    High Lobe Piercing

    This High Lobe Piercing basically sits on the upper part of lobe, we can say just above the standard lobe. This Ear Piercing is one of the trendiest ones! Cool isn’t it?

    Are you ready to know everything about high lobe piercing, let’s dive into it. So, this ear piercing is the most common one but provides various styling options too!

    • Pain Level: On the pain scale, the high lobe piercing ranks two to four out of ten, also depends on the person’s tolerance.

    • Healing Time: On average, this piercing takes 2 to 3 months to heal, which is a quite short period of time.

    • Aftercare: Just spray the saline solution twice a day in front and back of your ear piercing. The most important rule is to avoid ‘touching’, which can lead to infection.

    • Best Suitable Piercing Jewelry: We know you need some edgy and glam look, you can easily adorn your piercing with studs, hoops, and rings. To achieve that head-turning look.

Final Verdict

Here we come to an end! We’ve covered the basics, including the different types of ear piercings, their placement, pain level, the healing time, aftercare, and the best fir jewelry for your respective ear piercing.

If you’re looking for a fashion statement or want to ace that piercing trend, these ear piercings can be a total game changer, as they will be a captivating addition to your overall personality or aesthetic.

We know this question might be popping up in your head, that Piercing is done, now all that you need is remarkable and exquisite ear piercing jewelry, right?

Go Ahead! Explore the latest trendy collection by Jewel Pierce to shop some studs, hoops, danglers, and more. Right Away.

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