In some cases, you can use any type of earring for the cartilage piercing, such as hoops and posts. Yet, earrings made for cartilage are generally more comfortable. Cartilage earring types include: … Posts or studs: Posts or studs in all metal or metal with gem stones are suitable for cartilage piercings.
Also question is, what size earring do I need for my cartilage piercing?
An 18G needle can be used for earlobe piercings, nose piercings, as well as some cartilage piercings (e.g. forward helix). 18G earrings are great for many healed cartilage piercings. A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and daith.
Beside above, which ear cartilage piercing hurts the least?
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.
Is a hoop or stud better for cartilage piercing?
Whether it’s a hoop or stud, you can always get whichever you like for a cartilage piercing. Your piercer will probably recommend labret studs—longer studs will accommodate for how much the piercing will swell. Hoops may be too small to give your piercing breathing space.
Lobe piercings are the most basic kind you could get and is most probably the one you got when you were still a kid. This piercing is on the fleshy area of the ear, so it’s the least painful. They also heal the fastest—you’ll barely be able to feel any pain or soreness after six to 10 weeks.
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Cartilage Piercing||16G , 18G||3/16″ , 1/4″ and 5/16″|
|Eyebrow Piercing||16G (14G is also commonly used)||1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Industrial Barbell||14G (16G is also commonly used)||1 1/2″ (varies)|
|Labret Lip Rings||14G or 16G||1/4″ , 5/16″, and 3/8″|
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks. It also depends on how many times your ear is infected. When you feel fully safe then you can change your cartilage piercing, you can change them with small size earrings.
An 18 gauge, one of the smallest gauges, is actually smaller than a 16 gauge earring, with the largest gauges being 0, 00, and 000 gauge jewelry.
The following are jewelry materials approved by the APP for fresh piercings.
- Surgical steel. Surgical steel is a popular choice for piercings because it’s affordable, durable, and safe for most. …
- Nobium. Like titanium, nobium is hypoallergenic. …
- 14 karat gold. …
- Biocompatible polymers (plastics) …
Surgical steel is hard-wearing which is perfect for everyday wear and regular wear because although it ‘can’ scratch, it will not scratch or break as easily as Sterling Silver. Steel does not oxidise which means it does not tarnish or discolour and it does not require regular cleaning.
Preferably do not wear sterling silver for a new piercing. The reason for this is that as sterling silver is softer than normal silver, it can be scratched easily – therefore possibly having dirt and bacteria in them and heightening the chance of an infection.
How long does the pain last? It is normal for your ear to hurt immediately after getting a cartilage piercing, pain that commonly lasts for two weeks to a month. Be careful to not sleep on the side that was pierced: Doing so will cause healing complications and unnecessary discomfort.
Here is how much each type of piercing may hurt in order of most painful to least painful.
- Genital piercing. Your genitals are among the most nerve-dense areas on your body. …
- Nipple piercing pain level. The nipple is another commonly pierced area that’s pretty sensitive. …
- Nose piercing pain level. …
- Dermal piercing pain.
“They are difficult to heal as a result of being two cartilage piercings instead of one. Since the two are also connected they have a tendency to get irritated quickly and often stay that way,” says Brooks.