Piercings have been in fashion for several decades. Some people prefer to have just one on their earlobe, while others prefer to have several.
While these jewels can add value to your look, it is important to know which ones to choose in order to have a good harmony. The question then becomes which piercings to put together for a harmonious effect.
Helix piercing: more and more in demand
The helix piercing is one of the most trendy of the moment. It is located on the upper part of the ear, at the level of the cartilage. It is the more or less folded part of the earlobe, depending on the morphology of each individual. You can combine it with other piercings, as you wish. Since it is placed at the level of the cartilage, the installation of this piercing can be painful. It all depends on your pain tolerance level.
As far as jewellery is concerned, you can opt for screw-on accessories with labret, but also for rings. You can also combine it with other piercings, such as the tragus and the lobe, to form a nice trio. It is a relatively simple and harmonious composition. You can also choose a canopy to go with your piercing. Alternatively, you can choose a screw-on accessory such as a titanium cabochon or a gold trio. In any case, you can choose from a wide range of helix piercings, a model with a bar, a ring, gold, titanium…
Tragus piercing: to be on top of the trend
The tragus piercing owes its name to the place where it is placed, that is to say on the part of the cartilage at the entrance to the ear canal. In this area, the number of nerve endings is low, so the piercing is not painful. A fine needle is used to place the piercing in the middle of the tragus. Healing depends on the care given to the piercing. It can take between 2 and 6 months.
The most commonly used jewellery for tragus piercings are screw-on accessories with a labret. However, it is still possible to place a ring. A scratched head with a zirconium stone is also possible, as well as zirconium oxide. To add colour, a piece of jewellery with an opal will blend in perfectly with the rest. So you have a lot of choice when it comes to jewellery for your tragus piercing.
The lobe, a discreet piercing
The earlobe is undoubtedly the most pierced area for piercing, whether it be for men or women. Depending on the size of the earlobe, up to 3 or 4 piercings can be placed. As the lobe is a relatively large area, it does not contain many nerve endings, which means that piercing is not painful. Note that the lobe is certainly the most accessible piercing, due to its lower price.
Healing is fast. Indeed, it takes a maximum of 2 months. As far as the jewellery that can be used is concerned, you can choose between rings, screw-on accessories, earrings, etc. Make sure that the jewellery is made from quality materials, so that it will retain its aesthetic effect for a long time. In addition, low-quality materials can lead to infections.
The conch, an original piercing
The conch, also known as the “Contraconch” or “Outer conch”, is the one in the middle of the ear cartilage. It has some similarities with the helix. Note that there are several possible positions for this piercing. So you should think carefully before you decide. This will prevent you from having to change the position later on. It can take anywhere from 3 months to a year to heal completely. This is because this part of the ear has less blood flow than other areas. Therefore, it does not necessarily heal at the same rate as other areas.
When it comes to jewellery, there are no limits. Indeed, you can put in any jewellery you like. However, this depends on the position of your piercing. For example, you can put a ring, a straight bar, screw-on accessories with a labret, etc. The conch ring is undoubtedly one of the most popular pieces of jewellery for this piercing. It is placed on the outer part of the piercing and then wrapped around the edge of your ear.