Ear piercings: here are the different types
Do you want to know all the different types of ear piercings? In the next few lines we will take a look at all the varieties of ear piercings that can be done.
The piercing is certainly an emblazoned accessory, beloved and able to help us express our personality. Usually, each piercing also represents a different meaning depending on the person, and this is another aspect not to be underestimated.
So, how many types of ear piercings are there?
Essentially, we can distinguish as many as 8 different types of piercings that can be performed according to our personal characteristics. Obviously, we advise you to calmly evaluate all the alternatives we will list before choosing the one most suitable for you. But what are all the types of ear piercing that can be performed? Let's find out together....
1) Ear piercing: Lobo
Let's start our list with the most classic piercing: Lobo. There are those who pierced it in their early years and those who chose to do it in adulthood. The lobo is also part of tradition and is nothing more than a simple hole in the lobe that represents the softest part of our ear.
It is certainly the most common and simplest piercing we can make. It is ideal for placing gemstones and coloured earrings. Obviously, depending on the size of the lobe, it is possible to make more than one hole in the ear, which is why so many people opt for this very classic and simple type.
The lobe hole is always and only made by experts and with a needle. In fact, it has been found that using a gun is not advisable because it could cause trauma and infection. This is why it is always a good idea to rely on specialised and competent professionals. Healing times for this type of piercing are around two to three months.
2) Helix ear piercing
The second type is the helix piercing, i.e. the one performed in the highest part of the ear. The desired position and height must be carefully considered. It is a very fashionable and versatile piercing.
The great thing about this type of piercing is that it is possible to use many different types of earrings such as hoops, barbells and labrets. The healing of this type of piercing varies and is quite delicate, in fact it must be treated carefully and have a little patience. Theoretically we are talking about 4 to 6 months. It is very important to wait patiently for our piercing to heal before changing the earring, in fact, changing it before time could lead to some infection. Therefore, it is very important to wait calmly and follow the suggested timing. Also in this case, the piercing is done with a needle and must only be done by a specialised and competent operator to avoid any kind of complication.
3) Conch piercing
The Conch piercing is performed in the middle and inner part of ear. Again, the hole is made using a needle and in the cartilage of the ear. The needle that is used to make this type of piercing can vary depending on the type of earring that will be used.
Very important, even in this case, is to take all the time necessary to take care of the healing of our hole. Piercings made on cartilage are delicate and for this reason must always be taken with great care. The healing time for the Conch piercing is around 4 to 6 months and again varies from person to person.
4) Piercing Tragus
This is a piercing that is performed on the small cartilage in front of the ear canal. A delicate area, but one that lends itself well to the creation of a piercing and the use of a precious jewel. A piercing that is certainly less traditional and different from the usual, perfect if you are looking for something original and unique.
The part where the piercing is made is called the 'trago' and, of course, must only be treated by an experienced piercer and with the use of a needle. The piercings that are used for this area of the ear are definitely the ring and the labret. The important thing is that the jewel chosen is not too bulky, as it could be very annoying and make it difficult to clean the piercing. The healing time of the Tragus piercing is about 3 to 4 months.
5) Anti Helix
The anti-Helix piercing is performed in the cartilaginous fold that can be found in the middle of the outer auricle. Here is a case of a piercing that cannot be performed by everyone: in fact, it can only be performed on those with a well-developed ear fold.
The healing time for the Helix piercing is slightly longer than for the Tragus piercing, in fact we are talking about 4 to 6 months of waiting and care. Also in this case, it is extremely important to clean the hole very carefully and avoid taking pats, and it is recommended to sleep on the opposite side of the piercing to avoid chafing.
6) Daith Piercing
The Daith piercing is a type of piercing that is performed by piercing a cartilaginous fold called the helix. We can identify it as a slightly closed spot in our ear that is difficult to reach but can be embellished with a ring or mini barbell.
The Daith piercing must always be cleaned with extreme care and attention, in fact a special cleaning and disinfection technique must be adopted. In fact, a lot more dirt such as dead skin or earwax can be deposited at this point in the ear. The healing time for this type of ear piercing varies from 5 to 6 months and obviously always requires a professional to carry it out.
7) Ear piercing: the Rook
Another ear piercing is the Rook. In fact, it is made in an area called the anthelix gills, i.e. an area under the major curve of the ear.
The Rook piercing is certainly less famous than others but, again, it offers various possibilities. In fact, the jewellery suitable for this piercing can be varied and should always be considered in view of the fact that this is a very conspicuous spot on the ear. Healing times for this type of piercing always vary between 4 and 6 months, during which care must be taken.
8) The "Industrial" piercing
We conclude our list of ear piercings with the industrial type: a real must-have for lovers of the genre. Its particularity lies in the double hole that is made in the helix in two different places, allowing the piercing to cross the ear in a transverse manner.
The industrial piercing is definitely a unisex piercing, which suits everyone and is definitely trendy. There are innumerable jewellery pieces that can be used so that one can indulge oneself and make the piercing stand out to the full. This type of double piercing has a longer healing time than the others, in fact you have to wait 6 to 7 months.
Where to get your ear pierced
Now that you are more familiar with the different types of ear piercings, all you have to do is figure out which one is best suited for you. Prices for piercings may vary depending on the studio, but our advice is always to contact only professionals.
We would like to take this opportunity to tell you that if you are in Trentino and would like to have an ear piercing performed by a team of experts, you absolutely must not hesitate to contact us!