What’s the best type of earring for a cartilage piercing?
When getting your helix pierced, the piercing jewelry should be 14k gold or implant-grade titanium. These are the highest quality metals for earrings. Genuine gold earrings, in particular, are easier to clean thoroughly and are less likely to cause infection.
Can I put regular earrings in my cartilage?
You may wear only a single cartilage earring, and that’s the main reason for which you may buy them as singular pieces most of the time. You may wear it on the upper part of your ear, aka the “cartilage.”
What jewelry is used for cartilage piercing?
The most common types of hoops for a helix piercing or tragus piercing are a seamless ring or a captive bead ring. Seam rings are those without the lock part of the earring found in most hoops designed for the earlobe. Instead, one end of the hoop fits seamlessly into the other end of the hoop.
Can I put a normal earring in my helix piercing?
Cartilage takes 6–9 months to heal, and initial jewelry should be left in unless you’re having problems. Regular stud jewelry is full of nooks and crannies to hold bacteria, do not allow for drainage, cam snag on clothing easier, are not surgical stainless/titanium, and are much thinner than what you were pierced with.
Are hoops or studs better for cartilage?
Your piercer will probably recommend labret studs – longer studs will accommodate for how much the piercing will swell. Hoops may be too small to give your piercing breathing space, and they also like to move around a lot more than studs, which can irritate the piercing and slow down your healing time.
Should I twist my cartilage piercing?
While it is healing, avoid handling your cartilage piercing for any reason other than cleaning it. Turning or twisting the jewelry could cause an infection. The piercing should only be touched with freshly washed hands. It might also help to sleep on your back instead of your side.
Can you put tragus earrings in cartilage?
Hardware: A cartilage stud with a flat disc backing is typically used in the tragus, but small captive bead rings or hoops are also common. We have a great selection of gold tragus earrings to choose from when you’re ready to change out your jewelry.
Is sterling silver okay for cartilage piercings?
If you have allergies and have wondered why some silver is okay and some irritates the heck out of you, it’s probably the alloy. Sterling silver body jewellery is safe to wear in healed piercings. But it should never be in an unhealed piercing or in a piercing in a moist area of the body.
Are Helix earrings different?
A helix piercing is any piercing made to the upper cartilage of the ear – but there are different kinds of helix piercings. A standard helix piercing is made in the outer upper cartilage, but you can also get forward, backward, double, or even triple helix piercings.
What length should a cartilage stud be?
JEWELRY TYPE Standard Post Length Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Conch, Lobe) 1/4″ (6-6.5mm) Lips (Monroe, Medusa, Madonna) 5/16″ (8mm) Nose (Bone, Screw, L-Shape) 1/4″ (6-6.5mm)
How do I know what size cartilage earring to get?
If you measure in a straight horizontal line, then the measurement you get will be equivalent to the smallest inner diameter that you can comfortably wear and it will fit your piercing closely. Alternatively, if you measure in a diagonal line, then the measurement you get will give you a loosely fitting hoop.
What size needle is used for cartilage piercing?
16G needle A 16G needle is used for most cartilage piercings, including the tragus, helix, rook, conch and faith.
Are Helix earrings thicker?
Like most cartilage piercings, helix piercings are typically pierced with 16 gauge needles that are 1.2mm thick. The helix is still cartilage, which is why you’ll have a larger needle and the associated thicker post size.
Can you pierce cartilage with a hoop?
Hoop/Ring: A hoop, also called a ring, is a popular choice for a helix piercing. It’s a piece of metal in a ring shape, but it’s flexible enough to easily bend.
What is a forward helix?
Your forward helix is the small outer rim of cartilage at the top front of your ear. It’s directly across the ear from the normal helix. Forward helix piercings have been increasing in popularity – it’s a youthful, edgy look and works for multiple piercings.