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.
In respect to this, what size hoop should I get for my Helix?
|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)
|Earhead, Thin Helix (Hole near the edge)
Keeping this in consideration, is a hoop or stud better for helix 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, and they also like to move around a lot more than studs, which can irritate the piercing and slow down your healing time.
Can I put a normal earring in my Helix?
You may wear only a single cartilage earring, and that’s the main reason for which you may buy them as singular pieces most of the time. You may wear it on the upper part of your ear, aka the “cartilage.”
The widely popular helix piercing is probably what you think of when you think of a cartilage piercing. … The cartilage of the ear, in particular, can become susceptible to unique scarring, and in extreme cases, damage caused by a cartilage piercing can lead to permanent disfigurement of the ear, such as cauliflower ear.
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks.
Our standard sizes for the small hoop earrings are:
- 8mm or 1/4 inch (inside opening is 6.5-7mm)
- 10mm or 3/8 inch (inside opening is 8.5-9mm)
- 12mm or 1/2 inch (inside opening is 10-11mm)
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.
A piercing is essentially an open wound. 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.
Yes they do, but they really shouldn’t. They only use piercing guns, which are not recommended even for lobe piercings but definitely shouldn’t be used on cartilage.
Like a lobe, helix piercings can take as long as six months to fully heal. During this period, the hole can close up quickly if the jewellery is removed. … After having a helix piercing for a couple of years it will take a long time for the piercing to close. Many people remove it for up to a week at a time.
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.