Yes they do, but they really shouldn’t. They only use piercing guns, which are not recommended even for lobe piercings but definitely shouldn’t be used on cartilage.
Regarding this, how much does it cost to get a helix piercing at Claire’s?
Starter kits are priced from $30 and include the piercing earrings or stud, and standard aftercare solution. Ear cartilage piercing is subject to an additional charge.
Besides, what earring is best for helix piercing?
What Is the Best Material for Helix Piercing Jewelry? When getting your helix pierced, the piercing jewelry should be 14k gold or implant-grade titanium. These are the highest quality metals for earrings. Genuine gold earrings, in particular, are easier to clean thoroughly and are less likely to cause infection.
Can you get two helix piercings at once?
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!)
At Claire’s we pride ourselves on providing a sterile and hygienic piercing service. All our ear piercings use a high quality Studex System 75 instrument. This means you can benefit from a system which offers: Fully disposable, single use, sterilised cartridges for hygienic and effective piercing.
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.
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!
Avoid sleeping directly on your new piercing. The pressure can not only change the angle of your piercing, but it can cause it to swell. Do not rotate your jewelry!
Using piercing guns, like at Claire’s, causes massive trauma to the skin and flesh as instead of a hollow, sharp needle, the ear is pierced with a solid and fairly blunt earring, forced through the ear at speed. This can cause a lot of scarring, and the ear will take longer to heal.
Any piercing, no matter who administers it, is a risk. Shopping mall kiosks are generally safe places to get your ears pierced, but it’s still a risk. You can schedule an appointment to have your ears pierced by a dermatologist or other healthcare professional.
‘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.
What jewellery should you get for a helix piercing? I wanted to get my forward helix pierced with a hoop, but the piercer recommended getting a bar instead, because hoops are more susceptible to infection. This is because bacteria can get caught in the curve and then be moved around the ear into the hole.
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.
For tragus, anti-tragus, helix, rook, conch and most cartilage piercings (any part of the ear other than your lobe) a piercer will use an 18 gauge (as seen above) or 16 gauge needle. Depending on the anatomy of your ear, the piercer may use a 14 gauge needle as well.