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.
Keeping this in view, can you wear regular earrings in cartilage?
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.
Also, is it safe to pierce your cartilage with an earring?
Yes, that is the cartilage popping. Can using a regular sewing needle shatter the cartilage if the earring that will be used is larger than the needle? It’s not likely to, but it all depends. … No, you should never shove an earring through an ear without piercing it, as this will cause damage.
Are cartilage earrings the same as regular earrings?
What Are Cartilage Earrings? Cartilage earrings are a generic term for an earring worn on any part of the ear that isn’t the lobe. … Cartilage earrings are also different from regular earrings in many ways. They will generally be thinner, as a smaller gauge bar will be used to pierce the cartilage.
Yes, you can wear flat back earrings in your lobe piercing! Flat back earrings are great to wear, especially if you like sleeping in your earrings (no more getting poked by your earring backs!). Depending on the size of your piercing, you may be able to wear our 18g flat back earrings in your lobe piercing.
You can choose earring studs, hoops, dangles, or open hoop dangles. The best type of jewelry for your ear piercing are gold earrings, as many people with metal allergies can tolerate nickel-free 14k gold in their piercings.
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The best earrings for sensitive ears are generally made with gold, platinum, or silver. Make sure you buy earrings that are 14k gold or above or sterling silver 925 to avoid the possibility of nickel being mixed in.
The word “gauge” can also be used for the stretched earlobes themselves but that’s more of a slang term. The actual jewelry pieces, however, are what’s called plug earrings, earplugs, earspools or flesh tunnels, but they are not (or shouldn’t be) called gauges.
Unlike other earrings, threader earrings are worn so that the fine chain portion is inserted through the hole in the earlobe; the post, along with some of the chain, dangles behind the earlobe, and the rest hangs in front of it. Clean the threader earrings before inserting them into your ear.
You will need:
- Cut a 10cm length of fine chain and connect to a loop stud earring with a 4mm jump ring at one end.
- Thread on a single bead.
- Then use another 4mm jump ring to connect the other end of chain to one of the loops on the back of a butterfly or scroll earring back.
- Repeat all steps for the other earring!
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.
It Can Hurt More Than a Traditional Ear Piercing
Some people have reported that a cartilage piercing hurts more than an earlobe piercing. This is because the cartilage tissue is a different and tougher tissue to pierce through than an earlobe, so it is a bit more painful as a result.
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.