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Seven Kinds of Ear Piercing: Which One is for You?

Ear piercings are fashion trends that will never go out of style. However, with a lot of ear piercings out there, it can be confusing to choose the right one for you. Gone were the days when people only had one piercing in every ear. Today, you can choose to have four or five in each. If you are looking to get pierced but not sure which kind of ear piercing to go for, below are some of your options:

Lobe Piercing

This piercing takes place in the earlobe. Because it is in the fleshy, bottom part of the ear, this piercing tends to be the least painful to have. Healing from this piercing can last up to six weeks. But once it heals, it can be quite versatile so experiment with various styles.

Industrial Piercing

Sometimes, this piercing can also be called a scaffold, construction or bar piercing.  It is a double perforation of the upper ear cartilage. This is an eye-catching ear piercing.

Daith Piercing

Daith piercing is versatile and fits the majority of people. It is a perforation of innermost cartilage to wear a piece of jewelry. Recently, it has gained attention for its potential impact for migraines. Healing this kind of piercing can take longer than other piercing. You will need to take special care as the size of the wound would be larger than a normal cartilage piercing.

Helix Piercing

This cartilage piercing sits on the upper section of the ear. It ranks low on the pain scale because it is performed using a small needle. Usually, barbells are used on this kind of piercing. But, you can use whatever you like.

Forward Helix Piercing

The forward helix piercing is located below the ear, near the root of the helix. Famous jewelry for this kind piercing includes studs, but there is a range of different jewelry that can be used for this piercing.

Tragus Piercing

This is a versatile type of piercing that tends to look good with some jewelry styles. But, it can be painful to get although this depends on the tragus’ size.

Snug Piercing

This piercing takes place in the inner cartilage, down the outer rim of the ear. If you want a unique piercing, this one might a good option for you. Because of the shallow location, you may want to use micro jewelry. It is important to note that this can take time to heal. In fact, healing can take up to six months.

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