11 types of ear piercings you should read about before diving
Different types of ear piercings
A clean ear is now the computer accessory. And while the combinations and types of piercings you choose are up to you, we can definitely help you make an informed decision. Read on:
There are basically three types of earlobe piercings. They are:
Standard lobe piercing
As the name suggests, earlobe piercing refers to the piercing in the fleshy lower part of the ear. It is the easiest part of the ear to pierce and heals faster too. It takes 6 to 8 months to heal completely. That said, you can start experimenting with earrings from the third week itself.
Upper lobe piercing
It should be your choice in case you want to spice up your classic piercing without going overboard. The upper lobe piercing takes the same time to heal as the standard lobe piercing.
Cross Lobe Piercing
Think of it as a modern take on an old classic. In this earlobe piercing, the earrings cross the earlobe horizontally instead of running from the inside out as they do in the standard earlobe piercing. While it looks quite elegant, the biggest downside to this piercing is that it takes a long time to heal, which increases the chances of infection.
Helix piercing refers to a cartilage piercing located at the top of the ear. It is often the most common choice after earlobe piercing. It usually lands on the edge or center of the ear and is only slightly more painful than the earlobe piercing.
This is the position that differentiates a front helix piercing from a normal helix piercing. It is located further down the ear and is usually inserted near the helix root. Nails are a popular jewelry choice for this type of ear piercing.
Performed in the part of the ear in the center of the cartilage, this is a stunning style of ear piercing and it looks quite stunning. The portion gets its name from its resemblance to a spiral shell. Speaking of the pain threshold, it is quite close to the cartilage piercing and takes 3-9 months to heal.
Industrial piercing is basically a straight bar that connects one cartilage piercing to the other at the top of the ear. Obviously, this ear piercing for women is a relatively painful procedure. However, we assume it’s worth it in the end, given how elegant it is.
This type of ear piercing is said to require an experienced piercer to cure migraines and anxiety-related headaches. A daith refers to the circle that basically embraces the cartilage within the ear. This piercing is quite versatile and is generally suitable for most people.
One of the most common unconventional ear piercing styles is found in the inner cartilage of the ear. It is basically above the daith and between the inner shell. It is quite painful and requires an experienced piercer.
The tragus refers to the part of the ear that covers the ear canal. This is a painful but noticeable piercing site and can take a long time to heal.
Also read – A Guide to the Industrial piercing.