If you don’t want to go the ear bud route you can get over-ear headphones. On-ear headphones will likely irritate/hurt your piercing while it heals. This is great news.
Moreover, which ear should I get a helix piercing?
Helix piercings—piercings that are placed anywhere on the upper outer cartilage of the ear—are often the first choice when moving from the lobe.
Likewise, can you wear over ear headphones with earrings?
Don’t wear your headphones while the piercings are still tender, keep them clean as instructed, and just be gentle with them as they heal. The smaller your studs are, the easier it’ll be to wear headphones over them.
Do helix piercings get infected easily?
Cartilage piercings, which take place on the harder part of your ear, generally take longer to heal and can be more prone to infection.
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.
Helix. The Helix is a piercing placed at the top of your ear through your cartilage. This piercing is considered pretty middle-of-the-road on the pain scale because it is cartilage and therefore slightly more pressure is required to puncture the hole, which will result in a bit more ouch for your money!
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.
Shattered cartilage is cartilage that breaks up into fragments, such as when ears are pierced. A high impact can also shatter cartilage. Shattered joint cartilage may result in arterial bleeding as well as broken pieces of cartilage.
‘Cartilage should always be pierced with a needle. A piercing gun isn’t designed for cartilage, only soft tissue and even then I wouldn’t recommend it. Piercing cartilage with a gun can create hardcore hypertrophic scarring and even blow it up.