Pain and Healing Time
“On average, lobe piercings take two to four months to heal,” she tells us. As far as piercings go, this is a relatively short amount of time.
Considering this, can you get a triple helix piercing all at once?
While a normal forward helix wraps around the cartilage on your upper ear, what’s given the uncommon piercings lasting power is that they can be done in multiples. Double forward helix piercings—or even triple—allow you to get multiple piercings at once for a truly unique and interesting ear piercing.
Similarly, how do I know if my cartilage piercing is healing correctly?
Signs that the piercing is fully healed include the site of the piercing being normal colored and not red, swollen, or tender; no clear or yellowish fluid draining; and no pain when the area is touched. The earliest a cartilage piercing heals for most people is 3 months.
Are double ear piercings trashy?
You can look trashy with a single piercing to person A, while you won’t seem trashy to person B even with multiple ear piercings. … Anyway, in our opinion multiple ear piercings do not look trashy if worn nicely. Go for combinations that look good together, don’t just load your ears for the sake of trends!
Don’t push yourself too hard; it’s okay to wait and finish your piercing another day, too. Most reputable piercers won’t do more than 3 or 4 piercings in one sitting. … For instance, if you’re planning on getting a line of helix piercings on both ears, your piercer will probably only do one ear at a time.
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.
They say two is better than one, and it’s certainly true with the double helix piercing. The best part about the helix is that it offers a wide area for piercing. Because of this, you can opt for double helix piercings close to each other, far away, or anything in between.
Just like all piercings, a cartilage piercing (AKA helix piercing) will be a bit tender while it heals. … Bumping it on something (like a hairbrush), getting hair caught on it, and — yes — sleeping on it can cause your piercing to swell or become painful. And it can stay that way, for days even.
Cartilage piercings, which take place on the harder part of your ear, generally take longer to heal and can be more prone to infection.
No, you should not twist your cartilage piercing as this can prevent healing. Just wiping the cleaning solution over the front and back of the piercing should be enough.
Cartilage piercings can have major differences in pain level and healing time. … After an hour or two, the sharp pain will transition into a more general throbbing. This intense throbbing pain will last for at least a few days before easing up. You can expect to have some difficulty sleeping the first few nights.
USE WARM SEA SALT WATER (SALINE) SOAKS – MORNING AND EVENING
Soaking your piercing with a warm, mild sea salt water solution will not only feel good, it will also help prevent infection, reduce the risk of scarring, and speed the healing of your piercing.
Cartilage piercings are apparently significantly slower to heal than earlobe piercings because there is no direct blood supply to deliver “healing nutrients.” For this my doctor prescribed two antibacterial treatments: mupirocin ointment (similar to Polysporin) and chlorhexidine rinse.