about three months
Accordingly, how painful is a double forward helix piercing?
Because a forward helix is pierced through cartilage, you can expect a fair amount of pain—or, at least, definitely more than a normal lobe piercing. … “I would rate this piercing a 5 or 6 on a pain scale, just because cartilage tends to hurt a little more than other piercings.”
Correspondingly, is it safe to pierce your own forward helix?
If possible, don’t pierce your forward helix yourself or by yourself. Have a friend help you with the piercing. The forward helix, in particular, is difficult to get to, especially if you are looking in the mirror. This whole process is much easier to do when you have someone there to help you.
What hurts more tragus or forward helix?
Both piercings should feel the same. Personally I’ve noticed more people with thick tragus. Meaning the forward helix would hurt marginally less for most.
No. Cartilage piercings, like a Helix, heal from the outside to the inside, so even if it, after only 4 weeks, looks perfectly fine, it isn’t fully healed. It will take alot of time. To prevent any inflammation, i would wait at least 2 months.
The cartilage of the ear, in particular, can become susceptible to unique scarring, and in extreme cases, damage caused by a cartilage piercing can lead to permanent disfigurement of the ear, such as cauliflower ear. Don’t let this scare you from this super cute piercing!
In some cases an infection may be caused by sleeping on the piercing also. You don’t have to use a travel pillow, you can also just not sleep on that side. Edit: to answer your question OP, normally you should avoid sleeping on it for at least a few months.
The price for an individual forward helix piercing can range anywhere from $30-90, not counting additional charges for jewelry and of course, a tip; and of course, a project of multiple piercings will invariably cost more.
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.
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.
You can have your helix piercing at the top of your ear or down a bit further. There’s a lot of cartilage in the upper ear so you have a lot to choose from. When getting your ears pierced, most piercers will prefer to make a mark on your skin so you can make sure about the placement before anything permanent is done.