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.
Correspondingly, can you put normal earrings in a helix piercing?
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.
Thereof, can I get a double helix piercing at the same time?
First thing’s first: Yes, you can get a double–helix piercing done at the same time. In fact, it’s recommended considering the healing time of cartilage piercings (more on that later!)
What does a helix piercing say about you?
Helix: If you have a helix piercing, you‘re not exactly edgy, but you got this because you‘re trying to be. Basically, you wanted something that says “I’m cool and daring,” but at the same time you can’t commit to anything too crazy… and god forbid you to pierce anything on your actual face.
It is possible to wear a nose ring as an earring. … Nose studs or bones are a little bit more uncomfortable to wear in ear piercings, but it’s not impossible. L bend nose rings have been seen in tragus piercings and upper helix piercings. It is really up to the wearer to decide if they prefer nose rings to labret studs.
Ear Stapling involves having your ear pierced at certain acupuncture points with a stainless steel staple and will, allegedly, control appetite, food cravings and, ultimately, help you lose weight.
A daith piercing is located in the innermost fold of your ear. Some people believe that this piercing can help ease anxiety-related migraines and other symptoms.
Most piercing points suggest 4 to 6 weeks for changing cartilage but it’s better to wait at least 8 to 10 weeks.
As a helix is typically one of the first cartilage piercings most people get, labrets and barbells are commonly used in this area of the ear. The bar length you need will depend on your skin thickness and piercing location, recommended lengths are usually 6mm or 8mm.
If I pierce with a 16g needle, can I use 18g jewelry? 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. … Yes you can, in fact that’s typically what a piercer will do, especially with cartilage piercings.
The helix wasn’t too much of a bother, it just took a LOT longer to heal than the nostril, and any time it got bumped it was a lot more painful.
They say two is better than one, and it’s certainly true with the double helix piercing. The best part about the helix is that it offers a wide area for piercing. Because of this, you can opt for double helix piercings close to each other, far away, or anything in between.
Pain Level: High
Since the top half of the ear is more dense than the lobe, a cartilage piercing is likely to hurt more than any other ear piercing. “There’s more drag on the needle when pulling it through the cartilage,” Thompson explains.