Ear piercing is so popular that the department store Liberty London is famous for tossing all the IT bags on the other side of the store floor to make Maria Tash’s beautiful way of permission a few years ago. New York-based jewelry designs emerged temporarily in Liberty during the fashion week one season, and some, as they say, history.
A carefully selected and well-chosen ear is now a du jour. And while the types and combinations of ear piercings you choose are up to you, we are here to help you make an informed decision. Keep scrolling to find out more about the hottest earrings trends, from the helix to the tragus, and check out some of our favorite jewelry designers to promote your next cool girl piercing.
Japanese Brooks is the Head of Piercing Stone and Strand. He often hosts Piercings Y’all pop-up events and is based in New York City.
General Tips for Care
Before you book an appointment for a new ear aid, be sure to check that your piercing needs proper care. Aftercare will keep your piercings looking #instagood rather than infected. According to Brooks, “Do not twist, turn, turn, or lie down on any of your piercings,” as this can increase the risk of infection or irritation, and increase the healing process. He adds, “Try not to sleep on them and wash them with salt once or twice a day.” Generally, you will want to stay away from water (baths, pools, hot tubs, etc.) for six to eight weeks after the piercing. Also avoid “soap, peroxide, Neosporin, bactine, alcohol, and other harsh chemicals” in contact with your new piercing.
Found to be in very bad shape — a dream that encloses the cartilage inside your ear — the daith needs a skilled piercer. There are also rumors that it helps relieve migraines.
As it is placed on the cartilage, you will feel a faint pressure when you are stabbed by a daith, about five or six out of 10, 10 is very painful. In terms of healing time, piercing the daith takes about six to nine months on average. As with any new piercing, it is not recommended to sleep on it until it is completely cured; however, compared with an external ear piercing, sleeping on a Daith piercing within a few months is common.
Helix Ear piercing
Helix piercings — piercings placed anywhere in the outer cartilage of the upper ear — are usually the first decision when you leave the lobe. But as Brooks confirmed, this “flat piercing” is even more popular now, with piercers and clients trying to pierce the helix several times in one ear.
“This is what we all want, basic or not, this cartilage piercing is very good and usually stays on the edge or in the middle of the ear. This area allows for personal placement and different styles. I try to encourage more than a small hoop here,” advises Brooks.
At the pain level, the helix holds the clock at 4 out of 10. “TBH, it will sound like fire for a while, and then it will be all right,” Brooks said. As for how long this piercing takes to cool down, he adds, “Six to nine months is best. For most clients, [helix] piercings are not done with noise until nine months to a year.”
Cartilage piercing will usually receive a blister before or after the piercing, but this is usually not a sign of infection. For a bubble, try sipping chamomile tea. Make tea look like you’re going to drink it, but instead, use a warm teabag as a lump for your piercing.
The tragus, which is a small bump that covers part of the ear slightly, can add details to any chosen ear, especially if it is decorated with a beautiful stud or snug hoop. Since the tragus is a cartilage piercing, you would expect the level of pain to drop somewhere between four or five out of 10.
According to Brooks, “These little boys are hard to heal – usually six to nine months – especially because no one wants to stop the earbuds during their trip. It’s not easy but I warn my clients that if you are a ‘picker’ or ‘fidgeter’ like me, it may not be yours. ”
The conch, located in the middle part of your ear canal, finds its moniker in its resemblance to the surrounding shell of the same name. It is very flexible and can be pierced with a stud for a subtle effect, a double stud (if you feel bold), or a cuff that can wrap around the edge of your ear. The pain limit is similar to other cartilage piercings — four out of 10 — and healing takes anywhere from three to nine months.
Industrial piercing is actually, “a straight metal that connects one cartilage to another in the upper ear,” explains Brooks. The pain is six out of 10.
“It is difficult to cure because of the piercing of two cartilages instead of one. As the two are reunited they tend to get angry quickly and usually stay that way,” Brooks said. How long does this translation take in the healing period? Brooks states, “[Industrial piercing] lasts longer than most of the months from nine months to a year.” You will also need to pay special attention to back care: “Be very careful with your hair and glasses placed on top of this. Sleeping on you is always a no-no,” warns Brooks.
Piercing the upper lobe is a fun way to spice up the lobe. They are perfect for making a feature with a poorly placed piercing that you may have done before. Because the lobe is so fleshy, the rate of acute pain is twice as low as 10. Although the healing time is relatively short compared to six to eight weeks, that does not mean that you should be discouraged when it comes to back care. You should always follow the instructions of your backyard caregiver and caregiver.