Ear Piercings

There are many different types of ear piercings. The most common and the easiest ear piercing to heal is a lob piercing, which is generally going to be at the base of the ear lobe (postion J on the below image), but a lobe piercing can be anywhere on the fleshy lobe portion of the ear.

Cartilage piercings are also very popular and are generally along the upper cartilage outter portion of the ear.

Other popular ear piercings include industrial piercings, tragus piercings, and conch piercings.

Depending on where the piercing is, the heal time will vary from 4 weeks to 4 months or more.

Types of Ear Piercings

  • Anti-tragus piercing: a piercing through the area just above the ear lobe and directly across from the tragus
  • Cartilage piercing: a piercing through cartilage
  • Conch piercing: a piercing inside the ‘shell’ of the
  • Daith piercing: a piercing through the cartilage part of the ear that protrudes from the inner conch shell
  • Helix (rim) piercing: a piercing through the folded rim of cartilage along the outside of the ear
  • Horizontal lobe (transverse lobe): a piercing through the length of the lobe
  • Industrial piercing: one piercing that has two holes through the outer edge of the cartilage
  • Rook: a piercing through the upper edge of the inner conch opposite the helix
  • Snug: a piercing through the inner conch that exits out to the outer conch
  • Tragus: a piercing is through the small, triangular flap of cartilage closest to the face