Compared to other body piercings, cartilage piercings don’t hurt too much. However, cartilage is thick and tough tissue so there will be some pain and discomfort. … The piercing most often referred to as a cartilage piercing is situated on the upper ear.
Keeping this in consideration, what is a middle cartilage piercing called?
A helix piercing typically sits at the top of your ear cartilage. … A conch piercing refers to the middle section of the ear. There is both an inner conch (pictured), which is when a stud is punctured right through the middle, and an outer conch where a hoop will start in the middle, but hug the outer edge of your ear.
Simply so, can I put normal earrings in my cartilage?
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.
Do cartilage piercings ever stop hurting?
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.
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.
Technically, they’re one and the same. A cartilage piercing is a pretty general term, and can be used to describe any piercing that goes through cartilage, from your nostril to your daith. A helix piercing is any piercing along that outside rim of your ear, and it’s also a cartilage piercing.
A cheek piercing, sometimes called a dimple piercing, is a piercing on the side of the face, typically right above the side of the mouth where a dimple would naturally indent. It can also be placed inside an already existing dimple.
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.
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.
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.
You Shouldn’t Change The Jewelry Initially
Cartilage piercings heal slowly internally, and if you remove your jewelry prior to the cartilage being stable, you run the potential of your body rejecting your piercing, healing improperly, or becoming infected.
If you have allergies and have wondered why some silver is okay and some irritates the heck out of you, it’s probably the alloy. Sterling silver body jewellery is safe to wear in healed piercings. But it should never be in an unhealed piercing or in a piercing in a moist area of the body.
Don’t touch the jewelry
It used to be advised by some piercers to rotate or twist earrings to help the piercing heal correctly. This is no longer advised. … And moving the jewelry actually is more likely to damage your cartilage piercing and prevent it from healing well.
|* indicates the most common size – updated 2020|
|Cartilage Post(Tragus / Helix / Conch)||1/4″(6mm)*, 5/16″(8mm)|
|Cartilage Hoop Rings(Daith / Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch)||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
|Regular Earring Post||1/4″(6mm)|