You will most likely spend around $40 – $50 on your helix piercing. If you go to a store with a piercing gun, the price will probably be around $20, however, DO NOT DO THIS. You should never go to a piercer who uses a piercing gun for any piercing.
Secondly, where is the best place to get your cartilage pierced?
Helix: Your standard cartilage piercing and the most popular style, located on the upper, outer rim of your ear. Rook: This piecing is located in the upper ear through what is known as the antihelix — aka the fold that’s right beneath the rim, or helix of the ear.
Keeping this in view, what side should you get your cartilage pierced?
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.
Should I get 1 or 2 cartilage piercings?
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.
Cartilage piercings are more painful than ear lobe piercings but less painful than other kinds of body piercings. This is because cartilage tissue is thick and hard. So, you are bound to experience some pain and discomfort. To get an idea about how much it will hurt you, try pinching the ear cartilage area.
When bacteria get into cartilage, they eat through it like a dog chomping down hamburger. The entire ear can be destroyed in just a few days. This problem is devastating and fixing it requires some pretty complex surgery. Cartilage piercing is dangerous because it really doesn’t take much at all to cause an infection.
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.
8 Things to Know Before Getting a Cartilage Piercing
- The Cost. Ear cartilage piercings, like the helix piercing, range in cost from as low as $40 and up to $80 or more. …
- It Can Hurt More Than a Traditional Ear Piercing. …
- Clean it, But Not Too Much. …
- Avoid Public Bodies of Water, Sleeping on it, and Touching it as Much as Possible. …
- Watch Out For Infection.
“We always recommend not sleeping on the side of your new piercing while it heals as this can cause irritation and extra swelling,” Bubbers says. The APP recommends using the T-shirt trick: put a clean T-shirt over your pillow and turn it nightly.
How much does it cost? Ear Piercing is FREE with the purchase of a starter kit. Starter kits are priced from $30 and include the piercing earrings or stud, and standard aftercare solution.