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.
Beside this, why do ear cartilage piercings hurt?
It Can Hurt More Than a Traditional Ear Piercing
Some people have reported that a cartilage piercing hurts more than an earlobe piercing. This is because the cartilage tissue is a different and tougher tissue to pierce through than an earlobe, so it is a bit more painful as a result.
Secondly, where does cartilage start on ear?
Located just above the upper ear lobe piercing is the orbital. This is the where the cartilage begins on the outer ear.
What piercing hurts the most?
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. …
“They are difficult to heal as a result of being two cartilage piercings instead of one. Since the two are also connected they have a tendency to get irritated quickly and often stay that way,” says Brooks.
Cartilage piercings are more painful than ear lobe piercings but less painful than other kinds of body piercings. This is because cartilage tissue is thick and hard. So, you are bound to experience some pain and discomfort. To get an idea about how much it will hurt you, try pinching the ear cartilage area.
Whether you use numbing cream
You can use a lidocaine numbing cream prior to your cartilage piercing. You rub the cream on the area you want to get pierced and wait for the duration stated on the packaging. You will, however, still feel some sensation during the piercing.
How long does the pain last? It is normal for your ear to hurt immediately after getting a cartilage piercing, pain that commonly lasts for two weeks to a month. Be careful to not sleep on the side that was pierced: Doing so will cause healing complications and unnecessary discomfort.
The inner conch piercing is placed through the middle ear and decorated with a stud. The outer conch piercing (or “orbital”) is pierced through the outer part of the ear’s cartilage, like the photo below. This conch piercing actually requires two piercings, so have a friend nearby for when you need a hand to squeeze.
What does this piercing have to do with anxiety? 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.
How should ear cartilage be pierced? ‘Cartilage should always be pierced with a needle. A piercing gun isn’t designed for cartilage, only soft tissue and even then I wouldn’t recommend it. Piercing cartilage with a gun can create hardcore hypertrophic scarring and even blow it up.
After the first few days your body will excrete lymph as it begins to form the fistula inside your piercing. This lymph ‘crust‘ will likely collect on the jewelry or around the piercing. Do not pick at it. Piercings do tend to swell slightly — some more than others — during healing.
It is very possible for your piercing to close up that quickly, especially if it is a cartilage piercing. Cartilage takes longer to heal and takes less to irritate. Ear cartilage piercings take anywhere from 6 months to two years to heal completely, which is something they should have told you when you got it.
You can look trashy with a single piercing to person A, while you won’t seem trashy to person B even with multiple ear piercings. … Anyway, in our opinion multiple ear piercings do not look trashy if worn nicely. Go for combinations that look good together, don’t just load your ears for the sake of trends!