Ear Piercings

Daith

Contrary to social-media hype, they have not been proven in anyway to help or cure migraines/headaches – they do however look awesome and are a GREAT way to fill up a large part of your ear with only one easy to get piercing.

Headphones/ear-buds and stethoscopes also can not be used on that ear for the entire healing period.

Daith piercings are anatomical in nature, not everyone is able to get them done. Come in for a consult if you are keen!

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

Pain level: Medium
Healing Time: 16-20 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Rings, preferably larger in diameter


Tragus

The tragus is a small pointed piece of ear cartilage which is attached more to the side of your face more so than your actual ear. Tragus piercings are one of the most common ear piercings, next to the basic ear-lobe. They are a little pinchy, but not generally too painful or throbby to get done.

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring. Headphones/ear-buds and stethoscopes also can not be used on that ear for the entire healing period.

Pain level: Low-Medium
Healing Time: 12-18 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Labret style posts


Forward Helix

The Forward Helix (affectionately called ‘Felix’) piercings are a fun little decoration for your ear and can be done in singles, pairs or sometimes even multiples! Remember that not everybody is anatomically structured for these, so a consultation is recommended before getting your heart set on a look.

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

Pain level: Low-Medium
Healing Time: 12-18 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Labret style posts


Clusters

Clusters are a funky new style of piercing which incorporate custom designed and hand-made selections of jewellery which are joined together to create a very unique design which often accentuates and highlights specific parts of the anatomy.

They are available in single point (one thread, which can pivot and spit) or multiple point (which is pinned in place and can’t move).

You are always best to come in for a consult to discuss possible placement and style options. Healing can be tricky, as with industrials, as the jewellery is more likely to be bumped and knocked and care needs to be taken to not sleep on the piercing during healing.

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

-Moderatel: Medium
Healing Time: 12-24 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Clusters with flat disc backs

Inner Conch

Although inner and outer conches are similar in name, they are very different to heal and often require different jewellery.

The inner conch is more protected by the surrounding cartilage folds, and therefore can sustain a much taller and elaborate piece.

Although rings can be worn once fully healed, we recommend waiting a minimum of 9-12 months to ensure it’s comfort and longevity.

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

Pain level: Medium
Healing Time: 12-18 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Labret style posts


Outer Conch

Although Inner and Outer conches have similar names, they are very different to heal and require different jewellery selections.

The outer conch lacks protection from surrounding skin and therefore should be influentially pierced with low profile jewellery. They can feel a little uncomfortable and a bit o pressure to get done, however they are very quick!

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

Pain level: Medium
Healing Time: 16-20 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Labret style posts


Helix

Helix piercings are one of the most popular piercings and can be done singularly or in multiples. Rings can be comfortably worn, once healed, and can accommodate different types of jewellery – including clusters and even septum clickers!

Although very common, cartilage piercings take a lot more care than ear lobes and healing can result in complications if bumped or knocked often.

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

Pain level: Medium
Healing Time: 8-16 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Labret style posts


Rook

Rooks are a sneaky and fun piercing, although not everyone can get them done, those that can love them! Tucked up next to the forward helix, rooks are pierced vertically and can have curved bars or rings in once healed.

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

Pain level: Low-Medium
Healing Time: 12-18 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Curved barbells


Snonch

The term ‘Snonch’ is a portmanteau (mash-up) of the names ‘conch’ and ‘snug’, as the snonch lies directly in between these two areas. Although many people have this structure, not all are suited for the piercing due to low clearances behind the ear.

Low profile jewellery is recommended for this piercing, preferably flat to match the anatomy of the ear.

Sleeping on the piercing isn’t recommended while healing as it will drastically reduce your success rate, as well as increasing your chance of scarring.

Pain level: Medium
Healing Time: 12-18 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Labret style posts


Miscellaneous

If you are considering something a little different, please drop into the studio for a free consultation.


Ear Lobes

Quite possibly the easiest piercing to get, ear lobes are low in pain to get and generally heal effortlessly! We often do them in pairs (one each side), however can be done singularly or in any combination!

The higher you generally go on the lobe, the longer it will take to heal due to surrounding cartilage and reduced circulation. Drop on in if you want to see where we can safely do on your ear lobes.

Higher gauge (thicker) lobe piercings are also easy to heal, and can be done up to 6mm initially without any complications. If you are considering high gauge lobes we recommend you come in to the studio for a free consultation.

Pain level: Very Low-Low
Healing Time: 6-8 weeks
Initial Jewellery: Labret style posts
Initial high gauge Jewellery: Single flared plugs (glass or titanium)
Time before a ring: 2-3 months
Time before butterfly clips: 6-9 months
Time before hanging designs: 9-12 months