Did you know that your ear has a plenty of locations where ear piercing can be done? You just don’t know it yet. Grab a mirror, point it towards your ear and imagine a pierce on a particular location. Remember that location and in addition of this article you will find out what is the name of the ear piercing you want to get.
Ear piercing has been very popular over the years and the possibilities have been only increasing. Getting cool ear piercings can be very thrilling, but if you want to ensure you’re making the right decision, you need to carefully choose the location on your ears. There are many reasons why ear piercings are so popular among teenagers and adults. The simplest one is that ear piercing is always in style and trendy. Self-expression is another reason, as some people like to show the others their personal taste via types of ear piercings. Other people get their ears pierced because it is traditional for their countries. For example, Indian parents get their children’s ears pierced age 0-3 years old, because it supposedly benefits their health. Before getting your ear pierced, there are some things you must know. The two most common questions people ask are:
How old do you have to be to get your ears pierced?
There are no legal age restrictions both on body and ear piercing. However, people under the age of 16 are required to take a parent or guardian with them and all piercing specialists require a written consent before piercing their ears.
How long does it take for an ear piercing to heal?
Different piercing specialists recommend a different recovery time. However, the right healing time for your ear is 4-6 weeks for an earlobe piercing and 10-12 weeks for a cartilage piercing, because the cartilage takes longer to heal.
Are you still up for piercing your ears? Then you better learn the most popular ear piercing types before you make up your mind.
Types of Ear Piercings
Lobe piercing is the oldest, most common, most natural and most popular form of ear piercing. It is referred to as “the original ear piercing type”, simply because it is much more acceptable than the other ear piercings. Low maintenance, simple to attach\remove and almost painless to get, the lobe piercing is the perfect ear piercing. You can get a hole on your lobe with an ear gun or a needle. Since the lobe is the biggest and softest part of the ear, depending on your lobe’s size, you may get as much as three piercings on one ear, without experiencing any discomfort or pain. Simple, yet elegant and attractive, the lobe piercing is just as versatile as your mischievous mind.
Cartilage piercing refers to many different ear piercings, such as helix, forward helix, industrial helix, triple helix, anti-helix, tragus, anti-tragus, daith, conch, snug piercing and others. A standard ear cartilage piercing is very popular among teenagers these days, just as much as the lobe piercing. Unlike lobe piercing, before getting a cartilage piercing ear, you need to consider a lot of factors, starting with the recovery time. This piercing type requires about 12 weeks for the cartilage to recover and since that location on the ear uses a limited blood supply, it may never heal properly.
Daith piercing has become incredibly popular over the years, whether because of the false belief that it can cure migraine or the unique look it gives to your ear. Many people believe that daith piercing can help them in dealing with migraine attacks, but actual evidence is yet to be found. This ear piercing type puts the pierce through your ear’s innermost cartilage fold, but only if your fold is big/long enough. Truth be told, daith piercing can be really painful for some people, but temporary pain is a small price to pay for a stylish piece of accessory on your ear, right?