The conch piercing is done in the central part of the ear cartilage. It is named so as that part of the ear resembles a conch in its shape. Typically conch piercing is done with a 14G needle. The customizable piercing can be of different types. Scroll down to know all about conch piercings. If you want a cool and trendy piercing, look no further.
Double Conch Piercing
A double conch piercing offers you the opportunity to sport two separate jewelry pieces on the couple of piercings done in the conch area. There should be enough space between the two holes so that the jewelry filling them don’t touch each other. You should decide on whether you want multiple conch piercings before getting your first conch piercing. The holes can be stacked vertically or placed horizontally according to your preferences.
Inner Conch Piercing
The inner conch piercing is located in the lower ear cartilage and looks stunning when decorated with a cartilage stud. The procedure, pain, healing time, aftercare, price are all similar to a conch piercing. You can have this piercing as a solo cartilage piercing style or have it as a part of a cartilage cluster. You are free to experiment with different jewelry styles with this piercing.
Orbital Conch Piercing
When you wear a ring on the outer conch piercing, it encircles the ear on the outer side, earning it the name, orbital conch piercing. The piercing procedure, pain, healing time, aftercare, price are all the same as a conch piercing. If you have a double outer conch piercing that you want to decorate with two hoops of similar size, you would be flaunting a double conch orbital piercing.
Outer Conch Piercing
The outer conch is located in the upper ear cartilage and looks attractive with a large hoop gracing the edge of the ear. The procedure, pain, healing time, aftercare, price are all similar to a conch piercing. As with an inner conch piercing, you can have double and triple outer conch piercings allowing you to sport a series of earrings. When you wear a hoop on this piercing, the style is known as an orbital conch piercing.
Triple Conch Piercing
A triple conch piercing allows you to flaunt three separate jewelry pieces and looks gorgeous at special events and parties. You can stack the three holes, one on top of the other or place them horizontally in a series. You can have it as a part of a cartilage cluster or just sport it solo. For easing the healing and aftercare, it is better to get one piercing at a time, though many opt for getting all the 3 together to get over it all at once.
This piercing is done to penetrate the rook ridge that is the fold of cartilage located directly below the upper rim of the ear. It has a vertical orientation with both the entry and exit holes appearing in front of the ear. So if you wear a curved barbell on it, both its ends would show up, enhancing its appeal. Hoops also look pretty on it. Here is all you might want to know about this cool perforation.
Faux Snug Piercing
A faux snug piercing is the combination of a conch and a helix piercing placed in such a way so as to resemble a snug piercing. The pain is relatively less and the healing time is also shorter and more comfortable than a standard snug piercing.
The snug piercing is done in the anti-helix part of the ear, adjacent to the ear canal. That is why it is also known as the anti-helix piercing. The inner ear counterpart of the helix piercing involves the perforation of both the inner and outer ear cartilage. The unique piercing would make you stand out in the crowd but that not everyone’s ear shape supports it should be taken into account.
If you adore the looks of cartilage piercings like the conch, rook, snug and tragus but are put off by their excessive healing time, you can try the orbital piercing that looks as stylish but has a shorter healing duration. It is a combination of two holes placed close to each other with a single piece of jewelry passing through them. It is usually done at the center of the helix region, but you can have it in any other part of the ear, including the lobe.