This article provides a comprehensive guide to body piercings.
They have a detailed guide on ear piercings, which describes 17 types of ear piercings.
The guide includes the location of each piercing type, pain level, healing time, cost, the least and most painful types, and post-care tips.They also have articles on other types of piercings, such as tongue, nose, and belly button piercings, along with aftercare tips and videos
Lobe: The lobe is the lower section of the ear, which is one of the most common piercings.
cartilage piercing: A cartilage piercing can refer to any area of cartilage on the body with a perforation created for the purpose of wearing jewelry

Helix: The helix is positioned in the upper cartilage of the ear.

Forward Helix: The forward helix is placed on the curve on the outer portion of the ear.

Rook: The Rook is located in the cartilage of the upper ear. The rook piercing is performed in a vertical manner, allowing the rings and curved balls to face downward.

Daith: The daith is located within the inner fold above the ear canal. This is located between the rook and tragus, placed where the outer ridge of your ear meets your inner ear. Daith piercings usually are forward facing, so that the stones are clearly visible.

Tragus: The tragus is positioned on the outer cartilage area, which is located in the sector of the triangular flap. It is above the lobe and is the harder section of the ear on the side of your face.

Antitragus: The antitragus is in the outer cartilage area, and is the triangular flap above the lobe, opposite to the tragus piercing.

Conch: The conch is located in the middle section of the ear. This piercing can be performed on the inner or outer portion to the ear. The inner conch is located in the lower cartilage, while the outer conch is located sits in the upper area of the cartilage.

Septum: The middle part of the nose. Our huggies and clickers are great options for septum piercings.
While healing times can vary for everyone, it’s dependent on factors such as your overall health, sleep and stress levels, and your aftercare regimen.

Typically, ear lobe piercings take around 4-6 months, while upper or inner ear piercings take between 6-12+ months to fully heal.

You’ll know your ear is healed once any discharge, swelling, redness, flaking, or soreness stops. In general, your piercing should continue to feel better with time and a consistent aftercare routine!

Recommended Downsize Time Frames*:
*Tissue heals from the outside in. During the initial healing period, your piercing may feel fine on the outside, but the interior may still be healing. While your piercing may be ready for a downsize, it does not mean it has fully healed and you should not be switching over to hoops or fashion jewelry just yet!

Lobe: 2-3 months
Stacked Lobes: 2-3 months
Upper Lobe: 2-3 months
Snakebite Midi: 3-4 months
Helix: 3-4 months
Flat Helix: 3-4 months
Forward Helix: 3-4 months
Conch: 3-4 months
Tragus: 3-4 months
Anti-Tragus: 3-4 months
Rook: 3-4 months
Daith: 3-4 months
Industrial: 4-5 months

Full Healing Time Frames*:
*Your piercing is fully healed, both on the outside and the inside. *At this point, you may change your jewelry to hoops and fashion styles of jewelry.

Lobe: 4-6+ months
Stacked Lobes: 4-6+ months
Upper Lobe: 4-6+ months
Snakebite Midi: 6-9+ months
Helix: 6-9+ months
Flat Helix: 6-9+ months
Forward Helix: 6-9+ months
Conch: 6-9+ months
Tragus: 6-9+ months
Anti-Tragus: 8 months - 12+ months
Rook: 8 months - 12+ months
Daith: 8 months - 12+ months
Industrial: 8 months - 12+ months
What material to choose
Titanium: Titanium is an improved version of surgical steel, it is lighter, contains no nickel and will be more durable. It is hypoallergenic and can be used as an installation jewel in its ASTM-F136 grade.

Gold: If you like classes and sustainable jewelry, gold will be your best choice. Provided to take care of it, he will return it to you, accompanying you all your life. For an implantable piercing jewel you will have to choose a 14 or 18 carat gold jewelry, because the 9 carats contains nickel and the 24 carats is too flexible to make it a piercing jewel. It is very strongly not recommended to use a gold plated jewel as a pose jewel.

Surgical steel: Steel jewelry has become popular thanks to their very low price, however these jewelry contains nickel, 10% of which are an allergy, and are not very durable. It is also not recommended to wear it as an installation jewel. However, he is considered implantable in his Grade ASTM-F138.

Silver: This is also to be avoided as an installation jewel, because it is often only 92.5% pure and composed of other alloys (including nickel in particular) which risk causing infections. The money is also very flexible and may damage or scratch, which will therefore expose you to infections. This is why at Obsidian we do not recommend the use of money for your piercing, unless it is completely heal and you do not wear the jewelry for too long.
Prior to cleaning your new piercing, thoroughly wash your hands. Other than to clean your piercing, avoid touching it as much as possible—do NOT rotate or twist.

Spray the front and back of your piercing with sterile saline solution, 2 to 3 times a day. For certain piercings, it may be easier to apply using a clean non-woven gauze saturated with saline solution. If your piercer suggests using soap, gently lather around the piercing and rinse as needed. Avoid using harsh soaps, or soaps with dyes or fragrances.

Rinse the pierced sites (front and back) and surrounding area with water as needed to remove cleaning solution residue. Moving or rotating jewelry is not necessary during cleaning or rinsing.

Dry the area by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry causing injury!
Pro Tips:

Do not use cotton swabs/pads, as the fibers can get caught under your jewelry and irritate your piercing. We recommend using non-woven gauze or spraying saline directly onto the front and back of your piercing!
Exercise during healing is fine; listen to your body. We recommend avoiding contact sports that may potentially cause your piercing to get bumped around.

Make sure your bedding is washed and changed regularly. Wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects your piercing while you are sleeping.
Try your best to avoid sleeping directly on your fresh piercing(s). (Pro Tip: Use a travel pillow and place your ear in the middle hole of the pillow when laying down on your side.)
Stay dry(ish). Avoid submerging your new piercing in water such as pools, baths, and oceans! Showering is fine, just remember to keep your piercing clean, and rinse thoroughly of any residual soap.

After the initial healing time frame, it is important for the health of your piercing that you pop back into a Studs studio to have one of our piercers check your healing status and down-size the length of your post if it’s ready. Book your complimentary checkup appointment here!

During the first few weeks, some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, and/or bruising is expected. Throughout your healing process, you may also notice some discoloration, itching, and the secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewelry—this is also normal! The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals. Once your piercing is healed, the jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it!

If you don’t stick to a regular cleaning regimen for your piercing, some body secretions may accumulate with a faint smell. This is normal, and we recommend including cleaning as part of your daily hygiene routine.

It’s important to know that a piercing might seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior remains fragile. The key is to be patient, and keep cleaning throughout the entire initial healing period.

If you remove your piercing jewelry, it’s possible that your piercing may shrink or close in minutes! This varies from person to person, and we recommend keeping your piercing jewelry in until it is fully healed.

If you have any questions about your piercing, you’re always welcome to come back into one of our Studs studios to have a piercer check up on your healing process. Just reach out to us at customer@ondaisy.com or book a check up here.

**If you experience any abnormal symptoms outside of those listed above, we recommend checking in with your doctor.

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