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.
In this way, 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.
Keeping this in consideration, 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.
How long should a cartilage earring be?
|* indicates the most common size – updated 2020|
|Cartilage Post(Tragus / Helix / Conch)||1/4″(6mm)*, 5/16″(8mm)|
|Cartilage Hoop Rings(Daith / Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch)||1/4″(6mm), 5/16″(8mm)*, 3/8″(10mm)|
|Regular Earring Post||1/4″(6mm)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
People who are obsessed with getting the largest stretch possible are known in the business as a “gauge queen” or “gauge king”, according to Fox. There are many ways to stretch ear lobes. You can gradually stretch the skin using different sized tapers (cone-shaped pieces of jewellery). This requires patience.
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.
Within the first 6 months this piercing can close in a matter of hours. After a year, it can take days or even weeks to close. If you’ve had the tragus piercing for three or four years the hole will generally close slowly, and may never fully close.
Simple answer is when it’s comfortable. Let your piercing be your guide. Typically it can take anywhere from immediately to a few months. I’m my case it was a couple weeks/a month before I could sleep kinda comfortably on my left side.