Nowadays, youngsters love experimenting. It can be fashion clothing, tattoo, lifestyle, etc. When we talk about piercings, the only thing you can remember is the pain. But piercings have become a trend now. Piercing, is done on almost every body part. It can be nose piercing, ear piercing, lip piercing etc. However, ear piercing is the most common. So, here are different types of ear piercings which you can opt for:
Types of Ear Piercing
Lobe piercing is the most common piercing. Lobe is the softest and most probably the largest part of an ear. Piercing at this place is much less painful when compared to other piercings. The healing time for this is at least 4-6 weeks.
2Upper Lobe Piercing
The name itself states that piercing is done just above the lobe. This type of piercing is least painful. One can adorn the upper lobe by wearing beautiful studs and rings.
In Helix piercing, the cartilage at the upper part of the ear is punctured to place an earring there. The piercing looks attractive. In the 90s two things were quite popular i.e rebel-tattoos and helix piercing. Everyone use to get helix piercing done at least once. This piercing is extremely painful. It is usually done with the help of piercing gun.The healing time for this is at least 2-12 months.
4Transverse Lobe Piercing
Transverse Lobe Piercing is also known as horizontal lobe piercing. It is done on the ear’s lobe horizontally. This type of piercing is normally done with a barbell. One has the option to choose whichever angle they want. This type of piercing takes more time to heal. You need to properly clean the pierced area with a saline solution, at least twice a day.
5Conch Inner Piercing
Conch Inner Piercing is done at the center of the ear’s cartilage which means exactly at the center of the ear. There are two types, i.e inner conch piercing and outer conch piercing. When using earphones be careful. A conch piercing is done by making a hole in the ear cartilage. The most popular one is the inner conch piercing. It is also said that this type of piercing helps in healing of asthma.The healing time for this is at least 8-16 weeks.
Industrial Piercing is also known as Scaffold Piercing. In this type, two piercings are done i.e on the cartilages and the helix in the upper part of ear facing opposite to each other. After that, a horizontal wire is passed through both the piercings and they are connected. Normally, the earring is in the shape of an arrow. The healing time for this is at least 3-12 months.
Tragus piercing is done at the little fleshy part of the ear canal. Some people might get irritated while wearing anything at this position mostly if you are using earphones. It is one of the most infamous piercings as there are high chances of infections and irritation. The healing time for this is at least 8-16 weeks.
Antitragus Piercing is done at the inner ear cartilage across the tragus. It is same like tragus, but not prone to stretching or irritation. One can wear a sleek ring and look good. The healing time for this is at least 8-16 weeks.
Snug Piercing is also known as Anti-helix piercing. The piercing is done at the inner cartilage. It is not common as only micro-jewellery can be used. This piercing is much more painful when compared to other types of piercings. A hanging ball earring or a plain ring will look super stylish. The healing time for this is at least 8-16 weeks.
Rook Piercing is done at the folded inner rim where the inner and outer conch are separated. It is said to be one of the most painful ear piercing. It is highly technical and needs great precision. The healing time for this is at least 2-12 months.
Daith Piercing is done at the inner cartilage of the ear. Don’t get confused with Daith piercing and Rook piercing. There is a difference. This piercing might look horrendous but it is not as painful as it looks.The healing time for this is at least 8-16 weeks.
Orbital piercing is almost like industrial piercing but the difference is that the jewelry does not join the holes horizontally but instead from the front. Normally, a circular or heart shaped ring looks perfect.