Ear piercings are one of those fashion trends that will never go out of style. A little bit of ear jewellery never goes astray when it comes to creating a fashionable and unique ensemble. But with so many ear piercings out there, things can get a little confusing. These are 3 different piercings that we provide.
As the name suggests, a lobe piercing is a piercing in the earlobe. Being in the fleshy, bottom part of the ear, it is one of the least painful to get. Lasting approximately six weeks, the healing time is also one of the quickest. This piercing is very versatile once it is healed, so feel free to experiment with different styles! The possibilities are endless.
An orbital piercing is defined by any two piercings that are connected by one piece of jewellery. It is typically done in the lobe region of the ear.
The anti-tragus is a type of cartilage piercing done just above the lobe. It is actually fairly similar to the tragus piercing in regard to its characteristics, despite its name.
Preparing for the Piercing
When preparing for your ear piercing, you need to consider the location of your piercing and understand the varying levels of discomfort. Some of the most painful spots include the conch and helix, while the earlobes will only cause very mild discomfort. It is helpful to do your research beforehand to have realistic expectations for the pain and healing times and find a reputable establishment. If you are getting your ears pierced with a needle, these are sterilized and individually packaged for one-time use. There are also various metals to consider for your piercing. These include stainless steel, titanium, and yellow, white, and rose gold.
Your ears may bleed after a piercing, and this is entirely normal. Other things to consider with aftercare are how you will clean your piercing and how long it will take to heal. Depending on the chosen location, there are varying healing times, with a conch piercing taking around three to nine months to heal fully, while earlobes are the quickest with just one to two months. Do not use hairspray or perfumes near your piercings, and avoid touching them with your hands as this can introduce bacteria. Instead, use a cotton bud and clean it every day with a gentle, antibacterial soap or saline spray. Don’t change the jewellery and leave it in; continue to clean it. You should also not remove your piercing before it has had time to heal, or it may close. If you do get an infection, consult a medical professional.