What to Consider When Getting an Ear Piercing

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What to Consider When Getting an Ear Piercing

Ear Piercings

If you are a big fan of jewelry, you are likely to have one or more piercings. Ear piercings are so of the best ones because they stand out and allow you to accentuate your whole look. Most people know about the traditional lobe piercing, but there are actually over a dozen ear locations where you can get a new piercing. In this guide, we’re going to be talking about a number of these ear locations and other important information you should use.


What to Consider When Getting an Ear Piercing

Before we get into all the possible locations of ear piercings, it’s worth talking about some of the key considerations you should make before you make your pick. Here are a few excellent questions to help you decide:

  • Which location is going to complete my existing ear piercings the best?
  • What kinds of earpieces are available for these types of piercings and, and do these go with your fashion sense?
  • What is the expected healing time for this ear piercing?
  • What is the pain level?

It’s worth noting that the expected healing time is usually given as a range because it differs from one person to the next. Another important note is that piercings in the cartilage are generally more painful than those in the ear lobe. As far as pain levels, this can also vary according to your own pain tolerance.


Ear Piercing Locations

There are lots of locations available for your next ear piercing. Let’s take a look at some of the tops ones.


  • Lobe piercing- This type of ear piercing is the most common. The lobe is the bottom part of the ear. Since it is a fleshy part, these ear piercings are the least painful and the quickest to heal. You can expect the healing process to be complete in about a month and a half.
  • Transverse lobe piercing- This ear piercing is similar to the lobe piercing, but it comes with a twist. The barbell runs horizontally in the lobe. Due to this, you can expect this variation to take longer to heal than the simple lobe piercing and the risk of infection may be greater. What is nice about this piercing is that it has two visible earring points.
  • Industrial piercing- Similar to the transverse lobe piercing but more visible and outstanding is the industrial piercing. This variation involves a double perforation in the cartilage of your upper ear. It is also known as construction, bar, or scaffold piercing. If you are looking for an eye-catching ear piercing, then this is one to consider.
  • Cartilage piercing- If you want something more interesting and eye-catching than the usual lobe piercing, then a cartilage piercing is a great option. You can wear a ring earring on it, and it looks good. As we mentioned before, cartilage piercings are more painful, so the first two weeks after getting pierced might have more discomfort, but after that, you are going to be fine.
  • Orbital piercing- This is a piercing that you usually find in the ear lobe. It is characterized by having one piece of jewelry connecting two ear piercings.
  • Helix piercing- If you want a stylish piercing on the upper section of your ear, consider the helix. Although it goes through the cartilage, it is ranked low on the pain scale. If you prefer a piercing a little lower down the ear, then a forward helix piercing is a good pick. You can wear a stud or a variety of other jewelry options.
  • Daith piercing- For a versatile selection, consider the daith piercing. It is found in the hoop that connects the cartilage and the inside of the ear.

There are many other ear piercings to pick from. Cartilage piercings include tragus piercing, anti-tragus, snag, conch, and rook ear piercings. These open up many more options to up your fashion style.



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Why Use a Professional for Your Ear Piercings?

It’s very clear that you can never be short of options when you decide to add a new piercing to your ears. Your jewelry is a great way to express yourself, release your creativity, and take your look to the next level. If you’ve decided to add one or more of the piercings we’ve discussed, the next step is to find a good location to get your ears pierced.

Some people do their own ear piercings at home, but the recommended method for the majority is to visit a professional. When you get your ears pierced by an expert with all the right equipment and experience, you can be more confident in the result. It’s the safer way, and you are less likely to get an infection.

Another great reason to visit a professional for any of your ear piercings is that they give the best recommendations. They can tell you what’s trending or what the best after-care methods are.


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