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Unique Types of Ear Piercings to Make Your Own Style Statement

Ear Piercing Types
Men and women across the globe choose ear piercings as style statements. Read about the various ear piercing types in the following article...
ThoughtfulTattoos Staff
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2018
Ear piercings have been around for centuries and the practice hasn't changed till date. What changed were the locations as the invention of risky and innovative places to pierce the ears. Many cultures around the world accept body piercings, out of which, ear piercing is the most popular. In the following article, you will find some unique and a few traditional ear piercing types.
Different Types of Ear Piercings
Below are the various piercings that can be done on ears by men and women. Along with the placement, we have also mentioned the approximate healing time for each piercing.
Antitragus
Antitragus Piercing
Healing Time - 2 to 4 months
Antihelix
Antihelix Piercing
Healing Time - 6 to 9 months
Auricle
auricle-piercing
Healing Time - 1 to 2 months
Conch
Auricle Piercing
Healing Time - 8 to 10 months
Daith
Daith Piercing
Healing Time - 2 to 4 months
Dermal Punch
Dermal Punch Piercing
Healing Time - 3 to 4 months
Gauge
Gauge Piercing
Healing Time - 3 to 4 months
Helix
Helix Piercing
Healing Time - 6 to 9 months
Horizontal Industrial
Horizontal Industrial Piercing
Healing Time - 6 to 12 months
Lobe
Lobe Piercing
Healing Time - 1 to 2 months
Orbital
Orbital Piercing
Healing Time - 4 to 8 months
Rook
Rook Piercing
Healing Time - 8 to 10 months
Snug
Snug Piercing
Healing Time - 6 to 9 months
Tragus
Tragus Piercing
Healing Time - 2 to 6 months
Transverse Lobe
Transverse Lobe Piercing
Healing Time - 1 to 2 months
Upper Lobe
Upper Lobe Piercing
Healing Time - 2 to 3 months
Vertical Industrial
Vertical Industrial Piercing
Healing Time - 6 to 12 months
Via Roo
Vertical Industrial via Rook Piercing
Healing Time - 8 to 12 months
Vertical Tragus
Vertical Tragus
Healing Time - 2 to 4 months
Alternate Piercing 1
Alternate Piercing 1
Healing Time - 2 to 4 months
Alternate Piercing 2
Alternate Piercing 2
Healing Time - 2 to 4 months
Alternate Piercing 3
Alternate Piercing 3
Healing Time - 2 to 4 months
Alternate Piercing 4
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Healing Time - 8 to 12 months
The healing time for each individual, regardless of the piercing type, will vary considerably. It all depends on your hygiene and proper aftercare. If you follow the instructions provided to you by the professional piercer, then there shouldn't be any chances of it getting infected.
Important Information to Know
Your body knows how to heal itself; so don't keep touching the jewelry for no reason. Of course, getting an ear piercing, any piercing for that matter, is a big thing which requires commitment and responsibility. Which is why, it is essential to know basic rules or guidelines before you get a piercing done.
  • Find a certified piercer who has enough experience and uses hygienic tools.
  • Opt for the piercing to be done by hand rather than the gun.
  • The needle used for the piercing should be a one-use-only hollow, sterile needle.
  • Make sure you're not sick or down with something while getting the piercing.
  • Eat a healthy meal before you visit the piercer. You don't want to get a piercing on an empty stomach.
  • Choose a "beginning" jewelry so that once the piercing heals, you can get the perfect jewelry placed later on.
  • Be sure to ask about the entire procedure before you begin.
  • If you have any medical conditions, inform the piercer beforehand.
  • Take a friend along for the procedure. He/she will give you moral support.
  • Not all piercings get infected. So if yours does, speak to the piercer immediately.
  • Touch the jewelry only when you're cleaning it. Not any other time.
  • Follow all the aftercare instructions provided to you by the piercer.
  • Once the piercing has healed completely, go to your piercer to change the "beginning" jewelry.
  • If you feel that something is not right, don't hesitate to seek medical advice/help.
Disclaimer: The information provided in the article is for informational purposes only. Readers should seek professional advice when it comes to piercings and the risks involved. Also, you have to be over 18 or get consent from a parent/guardian before getting the piercing done.