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Some of the most popular piercings around these days are located in the ear cartilage. Rook, daith, helix…there are tons of options! With all these possible piercings, you may find yourself wondering what jewelry options are available to you and your new piercing. Well, wonder no more! Body Candy has the answers!

 

First there are the more limited styles. A rook piercing nearly always requires a small, curved barbell. These piercings can be difficult to change and may require a piercer’s assistance, A daith piercing, on the other hand, usually requires circular jewelry such as a captive bead ring, clicker-style ring, horseshoe, or segment ring. A flat piercing is going to require straight jewelry such as a stud or flat-backed style.

Check out some examples of Rook Jewelry (click here)

Here are some examples of Daith Jewelry (click here)

Peep these examples of Flat Jewelry (click here)

 

The bulk of cartilage piercings have a wide range of jewelry options. Tragus, helix, and conch offer the widest range of jewelry styles. Your options depend only on your anatomy and the size of the jewelry available. These can be worn with circular jewelry – a captive bead ring, clicker or segment ring, or a horseshoe will all look great in these. A larger-diameter captive bead ring can look truly striking in an outer conch piercing, while a holiday-themed segment ring can give your helix piercing a look that’s festive and stylish. If you have multiple piercings, you can try matching or coordinating rings for a look that really feels “put together”. Another option for these piercings would be straight jewelry. Cartilage studs really work well in tragus piercings and helix. Some conch piercings can require longer jewelry, such as a labret. (And if you’re scratching your head here, let’s just digress for a moment. The piercing below your lower lip is not actually called a labret piercing. A labret is a style of jewelry with a straight post and a flat, circular back. The more you know!) Many of these piercings are actually performed using labrets because they are readily available in longer lengths to accommodate swelling while the piercing heals. However, once the healing process is completed, don’t rule them out for regular wear! Depending on your anatomy and what position you sleep in, sometimes a labret is actually your most comfortable option!

 

 

The bulk of cartilage piercings have a wide range of jewelry options. Tragus, helix, and conch offer the widest range of jewelry styles. Your options depend only on your anatomy and the size of the jewelry available. These can be worn with circular jewelry – a captive bead ring, clicker or segment ring, or a horseshoe will all look great in these. A larger-diameter captive bead ring can look truly striking in an outer conch piercing, while a holiday-themed segment ring can give your helix piercing a look that’s festive and stylish. If you have multiple piercings, you can try matching or coordinating rings for a look that really feels “put together”. Another option for these piercings would be straight jewelry. Cartilage studs really work well in tragus piercings and helix. Some conch piercings can require longer jewelry, such as a labret. (And if you’re scratching your head here, let’s just digress for a moment. The piercing below your lower lip is not actually called a labret piercing. A labret is a style of jewelry with a straight post and a flat, circular back. The more you know!) Many of these piercings are actually performed using labrets because they are readily available in longer lengths to accommodate swelling while the piercing heals. However, once the healing process is completed, don’t rule them out for regular wear! Depending on your anatomy and what position you sleep in, sometimes a labret is actually your most comfortable option!

 

It’s easy to see why cartilage piercings are so popular. With as many options for placement as the ear has, as well as how easy those piercings can be to hide or show off, the choices can seem almost overwhelming. But with a bit of thought and some good advice, you can add some variety to your jewelry wardrobe while still having healthy, happy piercings and maintaining your own comfort. Happy piercing!

 

Love,
Body Candy

 

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