Transverse Lobe Piercing

A transverse lobe piercing, also called a horizontal lobe piercing, involves two punctures at the bottom part of the earlobe. A professional piercing artist usually does it with a 14 or 16 gauge needle. Though it runs a higher risk of infection, the piercing is a hit with teenage girls and even men. The angle of the perforation is mainly dependent on the shape and size of the lobe.

Transverse Lobe Piercing

Pain Scale: 3/10

This piercing scores low on the pain scale as the lobe is just a mass of fatty tissue with just a few nerve endings in it.

Healing Time

It usually takes around 2-10 months to heal. It is because though the ear lobe is an easy place to heal, in this case, the perforation being a long one, it takes more healing time.


You can adorn the cute transverse lobe piercing with straight or curved barbells, captive bead rings, circular barbells and other hoops.

Horizontal Lobe Piercing
Cute Transverse Lobe Piercing

How Much Does it Cost

The horizontal lobe piercing can cost around $50 for one ear and $100 for both.

Piercing Transverse Lobe






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