You can have your helix piercing at the top of your ear or down a bit further. There’s a lot of cartilage in the upper ear so you have a lot to choose from. When getting your ears pierced, most piercers will prefer to make a mark on your skin so you can make sure about the placement before anything permanent is done.
People also ask, does Claires do Helix 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.
Similarly one may ask, is a helix piercing Dangerous?
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!
Which ear should I get a helix piercing?
Helix piercings—piercings that are placed anywhere on the upper outer cartilage of the ear—are often the first choice when moving from the lobe.
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!)
How do you take care of a helix piercing? Like all piercings, keeping the area around the helix earrings clean is the most important way to avoid infection. Use a saline solution and a cotton bud to clean gently around the area.
At Claire’s we pride ourselves on providing a sterile and hygienic piercing service. All our ear piercings use a high quality Studex System 75 instrument. This means you can benefit from a system which offers: Fully disposable, single use, sterilised cartridges for hygienic and effective piercing.
How much does it cost? Ear Piercing is FREE with the purchase of a starter kit. Starter kits are priced from $30 and include the piercing earrings or stud, and standard aftercare solution.
|Piercing Types||Standard Titanium||Teflon Coated Titanium (Recommended)|
|Cartilage (Tragus, Helix, Daith)||£30||£35|
|Industrial / Scaffold||Standard: £40 Custom: £45||Standard: £45 Custom: £50|
|Nostril / Nose||£30||£35|
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.
Although you may want to, you shouldn’t remove your jewelry until your symptoms subside. If you take your jewelry out while symptoms are present, it may result in a painful abscess. If you aren’t experiencing severe symptoms, you may be able to use the following methods to treat your cartilage bump at home.
Piercings for Minors
|13 to 15 years old||Earlobes and Outer Ear/Helix Piercings|
|16 or 17 years old||Earlobes and All Ear Cartilage Piercings Nostril and Septum Piercings Eyebrow Piercings Tongue and Lip Piercings, including Labret, Beauty Mark, & Philtrum Piercings Navel Piercings|