Watch as our friend Natori gets her double forward helix project by piercer James of American Skin Art in Buffalo, NY!
Money Shot at 0:20 and 0:50
What is a Helix?
The helix is the curled outer rim of the ear, and can be pierced and most any point. Forward helix means that it is the area further most towards the front of the ear.
James begins by cleaning the area and then marking the desired placement of the jewelry. Natori checks out the placement and gives her approval. Then the clamps are applied to the first point of insertion and with a deep breath in then out, the needle is pushed through. A cork is placed on the needle’s point to prevent and injury to the piercer or the client. James follows through with the jewelry as he removes the needle and then secures the top of the jewelry. The process is repeated on the second desired point. James cleans both of the fresh piercings and the process is complete! Looks great Natori!
Helix piercings take anywhere from 3 to 9 months or longer to heal and are usually pierced in the range of 18 to 14 gauge. The initial jewelry is a ring style or post depending on placement and anatomy.