Ear piercings are becoming more mainstream and more diverse with every passing year. With multiple types of piercings available, there are unlimited ways for you to express your individual style, flair, and personality.
In this blog, we shall take a look at the most popular styles of ear piercings. We will include the general healing time for each as well as the average for the pain level on a scale of one to ten.
Popular Trends in Ear Piercing
Named after the conch shell, the conch ear piercing is the middle section of the ear. This location offers versatility when it comes to piercing options as one can opt for a cuff, stud or even a double stud. Pain-wise, the conch piercing ranks about 4 on a scale of ten and typically takes from three to four months to fully heal.
A Daith piercing should only be done by a skilled ear piercer, mainly due to its location. The data is the part of the ear that embraces the inner cartilage of the ear. Not only is this type of piercing extremely attractive, but it is also said to help alleviate the pain and other symptoms of migraine headaches. As with any piercing which involves piercing through cartilage, the pain level for a daith ear piercing can rate anywhere from five to ten, depending on your pain threshold. Additionally, this style of piercing can take up to nine months to fully heal.
Helix piercings are those that are basically located anywhere on the outer cartilage of the upper ear. As they are now extremely popular, many people are now sporting multiple helix piercings. One of the best pros of this trendy piercing is that they leave plenty of room for creativity and fun. For most, the helix rates four out of ten on the pain scale and takes somewhere between six and nine months to heal fully.
High Lobe Piercing
High lobe piercings are growing in popularity as are not only stylish but have a lower level of pain when it comes to piercing. According to Glaminati, the healing time is typically between six and eight weeks.
If you are looking for a truly edgy ear piercing, an industrial piercing is a way to go. The industrial piercing is basically a straight barbell-type bar that connects one piercing on the upper ear to another piercing on the lower part of the ear. This is said to be one of the most painful piercings due to the fact that there are two areas of cartilage being pierced. Most liken the pain level to somewhere between six and ten. Additionally, it can take up to a year to fully heal and requires a great deal of aftercare. Keep in mind, you must be cautious to keep your hair away from industrial piercing and never sleep on that side.
A truly daring look, the rook ear piercing is located in the inner ear cartilage between the forward helix and inner conch area and above the daith section of the ear. Along with the industry, this ear piercing is one of the most painful. Initially, the pain factor is rated as a ten due to the location and the fact that it is cartilage. After the first sharp pain due to the piercing, most attribute the pain level to around six. Healing for the rook piercing can take as little as three months or as long as ten months, depending on the individual.
Standard Lobe Piercing
This is the classic style of ear piercing that is both the fastest to heal and has the lowest pain level, for most. The standard lobe piercing is no more than a two on the pain scale and takes no longer than two months to heal. Many people have multiple lobe piercings in addition to some of the other popular piercings mentioned in this article.
Typically worn as a tiny hoop or stud, the tragus is that flap of the ear that in part covers the ear canal. Also, a cartilage piercing, most liken the pain level to around a five out of ten. As with most cartilage piercings, it can take anywhere from six to nine months to heal. Keep in mind that if you are an earbud user, the tragus piercing will prevent you from wearing them in the future.
Check out some of the most popular combinations of these trending ear-piercing styles below!