Ear Piercings

Ear piercings are one of the most popular piercings that we offer at our studio, and there are lots of placements to choose from. All piercings are anatomy-specific to a degree, although certain piercings like rooks, daiths, and industrials are extremely anatomy-specific. If you are curious if you have the anatomy for a certain piercing, feel free to book a piercing consultation, or book in for a piercing and have a back-up piercing in mind if you don't have the suitable anatomy. 

Types of Ear Piercings

Anti-Tragus - The anti-tragus is a type of ear piercing that goes through the small curved ridge of cartilage just above the earlobe, diagonal to the tragus. Due to the placement and the thickness of the cartilage, this is a very anatomy specific piercing and tends to take longer to heal than most cartilage piercings.

Conch - The conch is the inner bowl of your ear, and is a great place to put large pieces of jewelry. The area is usually quite flat inside and can accommodate larger pieces that other areas of the ear cannot support. 

Daith - A daith piercing is a piercing that goes through the innermost fold of cartilage, right above the entrance to the ear canal. Daith piercings are one of a few piercings that are started with rings. 

Forward Helix - A forward helix is a cartilage piercing done on the outside rim of the upper ear. These piercings are anatomy specific as we want to ensure there is sufficient space to support the piercing. 

Helix - A helix piercing is a type of cartilage piercing that is located near the top rim of the ear. Helix piercings can be located right at the edge of the ear or a bit further in, typically called a "flat" piercing. 

Industrial - An industrial piercing is an upper-cartilage piercing that goes through two piercing channels and is connected by a single barbell. Industrial piercings are extremely anatomy-specific, as the client needs to have a flat helix-area and pronounced rims on the ears to support the piercing. This piercing is also very difficult to heal, because both piercings are connected by a single piece of jewelry. 

Lobe - Earlobes are the most common ear piercing we perform, and they are typically easy to heal. We pierce earlobes with studs and typically earlobes heal in 4 months. For information about our policies on children's earlobe piercings, please click here. 

Rook - A rook piercing is done in the ridge of cartilage under the rim of your ear. These piercings are done with curved barbells and are extremely anatomy specific. If you like the general placement but don't have suitable anatomy, we can perform a faux rook which goes through the back of your ear and doesn't have the bead of the curved barbell on the underside of the piercing. 

Snug - A snug piercing is a horizontal piercing that sits right above the anti-tragus (or the inner ridge of the cartilage part of the ear). Unlike other cartilage piercings, the  entrance and exit points of the piercing are visible from the front of the ear, rather than going through to the back.

Tragus - A tragus piercing goes through the small piece of cartilage where the ear attaches to the head. This placement is usually on the narrow side, so longer pieces of jewelry that are not very wide look fantastic in this placement.