|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
Herein, are hoops better for cartilage?
Both are good for cartilage. However, as someone with 18 ear piercings, most in cartilage, I prefer studs. Hoops are far easier to catch on things. … However, as someone with 18 ear piercings, most in cartilage, I prefer studs.
Consequently, what gauge is a cartilage piercing from Claire’s?
Well, I just found out that Claire’s pierces with a 20 gauge and apparently the more common gauge for cartilage is 16.
Can I put a 16 gauge in my cartilage?
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. It allows room for swelling and placing the jewelry.
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. Placement: The size and space of the lobe allows for a multitude of placement options. It’s up to your preference.
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.
Most Painful Piercings
- Daith. A daith piercing is a puncture to the lump of cartilage in your inner ear, above the ear canal. …
- Helix. The helix piercing is placed in the cartilage groove of the upper ear. …
- Rook. …
- Conch. …
- Industrial. …
- Dermal Anchor. …
- Septum. …
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 is a common myth that if a piercing is not done in the exact correct place that you will become paralyzed. This simply is not true! This myth originated because of a single case where after having her ears pierced, 15 year old Grace Etherington became paralyzed.
When asking for this type of piercing, bear in mind that depending on the shape of your ear, you can either get an inner or outer conch piercing. … Then there’s the outer conch piercing, which allows a ring to go around the outer edge of the ear’s cartilage (hello, hoop earrings).
Hoop: “It’s true that it can take slightly longer to heal a piercing with a ring than with a stud, but as long as the client is aware and is careful during the healing process, they should be fine,” says Lamb.
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Our Piercing Options
Ear lobe, cartilage* and nose* piercings available. Single lobe piercings are a great way to curate your look your way!
These are the possible thicknesses you may encounter (sizes are approximate): 20 gauge (0.81mm); 18 gauge (1.0mm); 16 gauge (1.2mm); 14 gauge (1.6mm).