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With so many different earpiercings out there, it's important to do your research before you get pierced, so you know exactly what you want, where you want it and how. We have compiled a manual for all the important ear and cartilage piercings you can get, including the helix, tragus and daith piercings – but if you get confused with the inner edge & # 39 ;, & # 39; outer conch & # 39; -chat, this may be worthwhile referring to the image below for a convenient quick overview.
The tragus is the inner part of cartilage that is located above the auditory canal above your lobe. This popular piercing can look great with studs, hoops and in combination with many other jewelry.
Anti tragus piercing
The anti tragus is the small piece of cartilage next to your lobe and opposite your tragus (see above). Depending on your pain threshold, this piercing can be quite painful, both during the process and in the recovery time thereafter.
Each piercing in the outer cartilage edge of the upper part of the ear is called a "helix piercing & # 39; called. Two piercings placed under each other in this area is called a double helix piercing.
The anti-helix is the edge of the cartilage in your ear between the helix (outer edge of the cartilage) and just above the anti tragus and this is where your & # 39; cozy & # 39; piercings.
Follow the anti-helix round from the snug to the other end of the cartilage edge and here you will find a tower of a tower. You can rock this piercing with a hoop or barbell, whatever you like.
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The Daith piercing is located at the end of the helix on the inner part of the cartilage near the tragus.
Standard lobe piercing
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Outer conch piercing
The outer shell is the dip in the ear between the anti-helix and the helix (the two edges). The inner shell is the next & # 39; dip & # 39; after the anti-helix and before the ear canal.
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An orbital piercing refers to any piercing where two holes are made in the same part of the ear, in general so that a piece of jewelery from hoops can pass both. Although these can be made in many places, people often use the helix or the lob.
Forward helix piercing
A forward helix piercing is made in the outer edge of your ear (the helix) at the top of the edge just above the tragus, it can often be quite painful if it is made by the cartilage in your ear. You can also get a double or triple forward helix piercing (as below).
Instead of a single piercing, an industrial piercing is usually two (though sometimes more) piercings through the ear cartilage. The most popular form of industrial piercing is via the anti-helix and helix, connected with a long piece of barbell jewelry (or cute arrow).
A piercing piercing is made on the outer part of the ear, usually halfway, between the earlobe and the helix. Since it is a cartilage piercing, you expect a longer recovery time and more pain than a lobes piercing.
Cross lobes piercing
Instead of piercing the lobe from front to back as a standard lobe piercing, the transverse lobe piercing passes horizontally through the skin using a long barbell. No cartilage is involved in this type of piercing, so generally more pain free than in other types of piercings.