PIERCING TYPES BASED ON THE EAR HOLE POSITION
LOBE AND UPPER LOBE PIERCINGS
The lobe piercing is the most common of all ear piercings. Most girls have these holes, usually in both ears. We call them main earrings. We have really cute jewelry for the lobe, with different styles and many options depending on what you want to achieve. And if you have more than one hole in your ear lobe, you can combine them one way or another. We have shaped earrings, earrings with natural stones, plain hoops, bali hoops and hoops with pendants. On the lobe, you will usually wear a larger earring than on the rest of your ear. The lobe is the place where we can wear the earrings that are more striking. We usually wear the same earring in both ears, both in the right and in the left one. But the truth is, if you combine two different size earrings, your combination will become very eye-catching.
The upper lobe piercing is placed at the top of the lobe, as its name suggests. In your lobe you can have up to three to five different holes, although the usual number is two or three. We usually wear smaller shaped earrings on the upper lobe. We love the combination of different hoops: small hoops together with plain and bali ones or even with hoops with pendants. But small stud earrings in any original shape look also really good. All our piercings can be worn in the upper lobe.
HELIX AND FORWARD HELIX PIERCING
We love the Helix piercing. It is placed on the upper part of the ear, on the cartilage, and it is one of the most striking piercings or the one we first think of. You can get a lot of holes in your helix, but we like to have one to three at most. Two holes would be our perfect number of helix piercings. And if you ask us about our perfect combination, it would be without any doubt the piercing SUNILA or SITARA together with the piercing AFTAN. We love how small hoops look as helix piercings, hoops with bali details, with natural gemstones, with pendants or just plain and simple. All options are actually beautiful.
The Forward Helix piercing, is, as its name suggests, on the opposite side of the helix, in the area between the face and the ear. For this hole, we also recommend wearing a hoop, as we said for the Helix, with bali details or just a plain one. Any little hoop piercing will look great. We love how our tiny 8mm hoops look here, for instance the piercing YADU or DHARMA.
ROOK AND DAITH PIERCINGS
The Rook piercing is inside the ear, and it is a very original piercing. The most suitable for this kind of piercings is a rather small earring, like a little plain hoop. Its location does not leave much room for other, larger alternatives, and perhaps it would be annoying. But if you dare, go ahead! In matters of style, there are no rules.
The Daith piercing is possibly the most inner ear piercing we can get, as it is right in the fold of the most internal cartilage. Almost in the center of the ear. After getting the Daith hole made, we recommend that you do not sleep on the side you are wearing the piercing, to avoid putting pressure on it or hurting yourself.
TRAGUS AND ANTITRAGUS PIERCING
The Tragus piercing is very trendy. More and more people are getting this cartilage pierced. It looks very stylish and you can see the earring both in the front and in the back, thanks to the shape of this small cartilage located at the front of the ear. As a Tragus piercing, we love little hoops, but also earrings with simple shapes. And of course a little ball, which is the most common piercing for that hole.
The Antitragus piercing is on the opposite side of the Tragus, right on the cartilage in front of the Tragus, on the upper lobe. The small hoops look very good on it, and so do the small earrings with little balls. It will depend a lot on your preferences. It is true that this piercing is not as common as the others, but, once done, it looks very nice too.
SNUG AND CONCH PIERCING
The Snug piercing is a piercing that is placed halfway up the ear. It looks really nice and we love it. Just as the Antitragus, it is very original, since few people dare to wear it. As for the conch piercing, here we need a little bigger hoop than we had on the previous piercings, because this cartilage is much thicker than the rest.
The conch piercing is in the lower part of the cartilage, just above the Antitragus. Here you will wear an earring that "embraces" the outside of the ear, surrounding it and remaining visually like a hoop around it. We absolutely love how it looks with a hoop earring! For this piercing you will need a bigger hoop than for the rest. Our perfect option would be the piercing OMANA. The conch piercing can look awesome with one of our Ear Cuffs, like for instance the earring DAMA.
CARE AND ADVICE FOR EAR PIERCINGS
Always sleep on the opposite side and wear your hair up so that the hole does not get an infection. We must also try to have our piercings rubbed as little as possible, when we wash our hair or use dyes or hairdressing products. We must be very careful and aware that our ear is healing.
The steps would be as follows:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Remove the medical piercing.
- The new piercing you are going to wear must be washed first with warm water and soap. And if you have a little bit of alcohol handy, it's a good idea to apply it a little bit before putting it on.
- Put it on carefully or with someone's help. Never force it or hurt yourself, because the hole is sensitive and may open up again. If it's one of our piercings, we have a video on how to put on a piercing, to avoid any problem.
- Once you have changed it for the first time, we advise you that, although it does not seem to have reopened, the wound is recent. So keep healing it even after changing the piercing.
- To keep your piercing in the best conditions the trick that works best for us is "Cristalmina" or "Dermalogic Piercing" in spray, day and night, and not touching your piercing at all. Remember that the hole is still an open wound and what we want is for the scab to dry, so if we move the piercing, we will remove the scab and have the wound open again. You can also ask about the healing process of your piercing once you get it done. Because every person is different, and this is just what has worked for us in "La Ofi", our office.