|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
Accordingly, is a hoop or stud better for helix 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.
Regarding this, how do I know what size my helix piercing is?
There is two main barbell gauge sizes for helix piercings : 1,2mm(16G) and 1,6mm(14G) (barbell diameter). As for helix piercing, 1,2mm(16G) is the standard and most common gauge size. It’s also the size that is generally used as first piercing jewel during healing.
When can I put a hoop in my Helix?
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.
Do ear piercings hurt? … 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.
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. Don’t let this scare you from this super cute piercing!
A piercing is an open wound that requires time and care to heal. Cartilage piercings typically take longer to heal and are more prone to infection than earlobe piercings. Even when a person follows the aftercare instructions, infections may still occur.
Just like all piercings, a cartilage piercing (AKA helix piercing) will be a bit tender while it heals. … Bumping it on something (like a hairbrush), getting hair caught on it, and — yes — sleeping on it can cause your piercing to swell or become painful. And it can stay that way, for days even.
The process of using a needle to do a piercing in an area of the body other than the ear lobe is much safer, and our customers say, less painful than using a piercing gun. … Yet when the two methods are directly compared, needles are far safer, and less painful for body piercings.
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.
Stretching a cartilage piercing isn’t much different than stretching your earlobes except that it takes much longer. Simply get some lube and some tapers, gently push the taper through your cartilage piercing, and slip the new jewelry in.
14g jewelry is larger than 16g jewelry, but you might be able to fit it. Yes, you can stretch you piercing to a 14g just make sure that the jewelry that you’re buying is suitable for a freshly stretching piercing. … It would just irritate the piercing even if it is fully healed.