Whether it’s a hoop or stud, you can always get whichever you like for a cartilage piercing. Your piercer will probably recommend labret studs—longer studs will accommodate for how much the piercing will swell. Hoops may be too small to give your piercing breathing space.
Thereof, what size hoop should I get for my cartilage?
|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
|Earhead, Thin Helix (Hole near the edge)||1/4″ (6-6.5mm)|
Then, what is the best jewelry for cartilage 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.
When can I put a hoop in my Helix?
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks.
Do ear piercings hurt? … 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.
Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings. They pierce with a gauge size bigger than the actual jewelry. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
An 18 gauge, one of the smallest gauges, is actually smaller than a 16 gauge earring, with the largest gauges being 0, 00, and 000 gauge jewelry.
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.
Surgical steel is hard-wearing which is perfect for everyday wear and regular wear because although it ‘can’ scratch, it will not scratch or break as easily as Sterling Silver. Steel does not oxidise which means it does not tarnish or discolour and it does not require regular cleaning.
The following are jewelry materials approved by the APP for fresh piercings.
- Surgical steel. Surgical steel is a popular choice for piercings because it’s affordable, durable, and safe for most. …
- Nobium. Like titanium, nobium is hypoallergenic. …
- 14 karat gold. …
- Biocompatible polymers (plastics) …
Titanium is Ideal for Hypersensitive Users
Those with hypersensitivity issues should use Titanium instead of Surgical Steel. Titanium is a preferred material for initial piercings because it’s an elemental metal – it doesn’t contain nickel. Titanium is as strong as steel, but as light as aluminum.
Nose hoops only make good cartilage earrings if your upper ear piercing was done at 20 gauge or 18 gauge. Otherwise, a nose ring won’t be the correct gauge.
The helix on your right ear may be able to handle an industrial when the left may be too small, or your antihelical fold may interfere on one side but not the other. … Piercing today is a practice embraced by people of all stripes, and it truly doesn’t matter whether your ear is pierced or which side you choose.
I’m not a piercer, but the most common reasons I see for delayed/problematic healing are improper jewelry and bad cleaning practices. As far as jewelry, you’ll need implant grade metal, usually titanium or some other metal that can be properly sterilized.