Industrial piercing, also known as scaffold piercing, is one of the weirdest and most unique ear piercings. This type of piercing provides you with two holes connected with a single piece of jewelry, which in most cases is a long barbell with a unique design (arrow, trident, etc.). One of the holes is made on the ear cartilage or helix and the other one on the forward helix. The recovery time of industrial piercing can last at least 3 months, but it can also take up to a year.
Over the last few years, helix piercing has become one of the most attractive piercing ear type. This piercing is also regarded as upper ear piercing, as it is done on the upper ear, usually with a piercing gun. It allows wearing a variety of pierces in different manners, but it is especially popular among rock stars and metal fans. The pain this piercing causes depends on the amount of pressure exerted to the cartilage. The cartilage is thin and so is helix piercing relatively pain-free, however, it can take up to 8 months to fully recover.
Rook piercing is just as it seems: a very painful type of ear piercing. Located at the anti-helix of the ear, rook piercing is considered as one of the most painful types of ear piercings, since the needle passes through multiple cartilage tissues to complete the puncture. Since rook piercing depends on the structure and look of the ear of every individual, it is definitely the most unique piercing type you can get. Also, you can wear any kind of jewelry. However, the process of doing rook piercing is really difficult and cannot be done on just anyone.
Tragus piercing is done on the part of the ear called “tragus” and became very popular in the middle of 2000s. The tragus is a small flap of cartilage and is located somewhere above the ear lobe. It is considered as one of the most painful ear piercing types, because the tragus is fleshy and very thick. Also, tragus piercings can irritate and/or infect the tragus, which can be extremely painful. If you are able to look right through the possible bleeding and guaranteed pain, the tragus piercing is really attractive. It can take up to 16 weeks to completely heal.
Anti-tragus is performed in a similar way like tragus, but it is on the opposite side. Done outside of the ear on the raised fold of cartilage, the anti-tragus is very popular because of its unique and attractive look. Usually, anti-tragus is a preferred piercing option for people who usually wear smaller earrings. Both insertion and removal of jewelry can be very painful, so they require professional assistance. Anti-tragus is the perfect ear location for curbed balls and circular barbells. Unlike tragus piercing, anti-tragus pierced ears are less likely to get irritated or infected, although they require a long-term care (6-8 weeks).
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