When you are shopping for the earring that you will wear during the healing period, look for earrings that are made of hypoallergenic metals such as high karat gold, surgical stainless steel or titanium as fresh cartilage piercings are sensitive and prone to infection.
Also question is, what are small hoop earrings called?
Cartilage hoops or “clickers” are a small hoop style earring designed for healed piercings, and come in a range of colors and styles and designs. Slightly smaller than huggies, our cartilage hoops are safe for all kinds of ear piercings including lobes, tragus, rook, helix, forward helix and the auricle.
Beside above, what kind of earrings go in cartilage?
Most cartilage piercings are pierced with straight barbell or captive preferably made of 14k gold, 18k gold, or high quality titanium. The standard size for a cartilage piercing is 16 gauge (16G), but sometimes 18G is used as well. Make sure to follow a daily cleansing routine for you new cartilage piercing.
Is a hoop or stud better for cartilage piercing?
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.
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.
Are hoop earrings trashy? Hoop earrings are popular accessories that perfectly complement a lot of outfits, but some people think that hoop earrings make wearers look trashy, not classy. It’s not true. In fact, hoop earrings are classic accessories that have never actually gone out of style.
If you want a little space at the bottom of your lobe, you can go for 15 to 17mm. A hoop earring that measures around 18-20mm is about the size of a U.S. Penny (which is 19.05 mm). These tiny hoops suit smaller faces, as well as those who want to rock an ear party.
The general rule of thumb is to avoid sleeping in earrings, with one exception: when you get a new piercing. You’ll need to keep these small studs in for 6 weeks or longer, or until your piercer gives you the OK.
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks.
The bar length you need will depend on your skin thickness and piercing location, recommended lengths are usually 6mm or 8mm. For a short and snug fit, we recommend a 6mm length, if you have thicker cartilage or prefer to leave a bit of space either side then an 8mm may be better suited.
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.
You’re supposed to be able to hang any hoop or dangling jewelry. It’s going to need around four months for healing. This type of piercing is done along the vertical inner cartilage ridge.
yes you can. When learning about piercings sizes you will know that the bigger the number the smaller the gauge of the piercing so yes you may use an 18g. the 18g is smaller than the 16g. Just be aware though that sometimes user smaller jewelry could cause your jewelry to get accustomed to that size.