First thing’s first: Yes, you can get a double–helix piercing done at the same time. In fact, it’s recommended considering the healing time of cartilage piercings (more on that later!)
Also question is, is it weird to get both cartilage pierced?
Most often, people will get multiple cartilage piercings on the same ear when they get multiple piercings at once. Overall, most people just get one cartilage piercing at a time. … You’re going to be in more pain and more likely to irritate a piercing because you have to worry about both sides.
Consequently, should I get 1 or 2 cartilage piercings?
They say two is better than one, and it’s certainly true with the double helix piercing. The best part about the helix is that it offers a wide area for piercing. Because of this, you can opt for double helix piercings close to each other, far away, or anything in between.
Can you become paralyzed from piercing your cartilage?
It is a common myth that if a piercing is not done in the exact correct place that you will become paralyzed. This simply is not true! This myth originated because of a single case where after having her ears pierced, 15 year old Grace Etherington became paralyzed.
Is a Hoop or Stud Better for Cartilage Piercings? It is always better to get a cartilage piercing initially done with a stud. It is easier for the piercing to heal on a long, straight post rather than a curved post.
Make Sure to Get It on the Side You Don’t Sleep On
Because I got mine done on a whim, I wasn’t really thinking about which side to get it on, so I picked my left ear right before I was asked.
An earlobe piercing usually takes six to eight weeks to heal. Cartilage piercings, which take place on the harder part of your ear, generally take longer to heal and can be more prone to infection. There are several ways your ear piercing can get infected. Any bacteria left to fester can quickly turn into an infection.
These days, many people are rocking double, triple, or even quadruple piercings. Since piercings have become so popular, there’s really no limit to the piercings that you can get. … Besides standard wound healing—swelling, red skin, discomfort—your body will react if you get too many piercings done at once.
In most cases, you can expect to pay about $20 to $55 per piercing, or $40 to $100 or so in total.
Do ear piercings hurt? … Different parts of the ear are bound to hurt more than others because the flesh varies – the ear lobe is generally considered the least painful piercing whereas cartilage piercings, like the helix, tragus, conch and so on – will usually be more painful because it’s tougher.
If you like the sound of this, you should definitely think about getting a helix piercing. When you want a new piercing, but you aren’t sure if you’re ready for one that’s a little more involved, like a nose, lip or belly piercing, a helix is a good choice.
Well, it’s actually quite simple: follow the curve of your cartilage around the ear until you reach the side of your face (i.e. right above the tragus) and this piercing area is called a forward helix. You can also have double or triple forward helix piercings.
According to Healthline, “cartilage piercings typically take anywhere from 4 to 12 months to heal completely.” Even if your piercing looks like it has healed, it is important that you wait until you’re sure it’s fully healed before you even think about changing it.
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. If you’ve had the tragus piercing for three or four years the hole will generally close slowly, and may never fully close.