Auricle / Outer Conch / Middle-Ear
Location: An auricle or outer conch piercing is located along the outer edge of the ear, anywhere between the helix and earlobe. Because of it's location, it is often referred to as a "middle-ear" piercing.
Recommended Jewelry: BCR, Horseshoe Barbell, Segment Ring, Tragus, or labret/monroe studs with disc backs.
Healing Time: Anywhere from three (3) to nine (9) months. Due to the risk of snagging a ring on hair/clothing and prolonging the healing process, it may be best to wear a barbell/labret for up to a year before switching to a BCR or segment ring.