Most people havepiercings, and the most common ones are ear piercings. Depending on the countryand people’s beliefs some parents pierce their kids’ ears when they’re stilltoddlers, others wait until they go to school, some of us get our earlobespierced as teens and others wait even longer. But in most cases people don’treally think much of earlobe piercings, they’re considered to be safe and verycommon. Now when it comes to getting other parts of the ear pierced – that’swere myths start spreading. So let’s talk about the kinds of ear piercings andwhat each of them looks like.
TypesOf Ear Piercings
There are several typesof ear piercings. They differ based on what part of the ear you’re gettingpierced – the lobe or cartilage. The pain level also varies depending on theplacement and so does the healing time. You also have to take care of thosepiercings differently. The general rule is to keep it clean and leave it alone,but for each of them, there’s a different amount of time you have to wait to beable to change the jewelry.
In general, there are 6main piercings: helix, industrial, rook, conch, tragus, and lobe, obviously.But if you want to get into the specifics and name them all there’s also theforward helix, the anti-helix/snug, the antitragus, surface tragus, and upperlobe piercing, not to mention the orbital, the auricle and dermals.
Earlobe piercings havebeen very popular for ages, but lately, upper lobe piercings have been verytrendy too. You have to admit they look incredibly cute with those tinyearrings. Same goes for cute little helix piercings, especially if you choosesmall yet intricate jewelry for it, something like a minimalist gold band orsomething with a sparkly tiny gem in it.
All piercings can lookcool, but we think the industrial, daith, tragus, in particular, are thecoolest looking ones. They’re not quite as vanilla as lobe piercings, and whilethey do take a while longer to heal the result is truly impressive. But in theend, it’s all about attitude.
When it comes to uniquepiercings we think the unusual variations are what sets them apart, so while ahelix is cool, a forward helix or a snug is more unique. Same goes for antitragus and the orbital. Dermals are very unique, you rarely see them on peopleand when done by a professional they can look very dainty and beautiful.
Of course, you don’thave to limit yourself to just one kind of piercing, you can get them all ifyou want. We suggest you don’t do many at once as that can be really painful,cause your whole ear to become inflamed and will take a long time to heal, notto mention that sleeping on that side will be impossible. However, if you dothem one or two at a time, getting your whole ear pierced from lobe to helixcan look very stylish.
MostPainful Ear Piercings
All piercings hurt, it’s just part of the process. You’re literally making a small hole in your ear and that warrants some paint. But depending on the placement the pain can be minimal to quite noticeable. Piercing the cartilage is generally more painful and takes longer to heal, with the rook, tragus and conch scoring mid to high on the pain threshold.