What is the best earring for a cartilage piercing?

Do you need different earrings to pierce cartilage? With cartilage piercings, it’s recommended that you are initially pierced with a gold or titanium stud (typically flat-backed), as these are less likely to cause a reaction, easier to heal, and allow for any post-piercing swelling.

How long do you have to keep cartilage earrings in after piercing?

One of our most frequently asked questions is how long to leave earrings in after piercing. The quick answer is 6 weeks for an earlobe piercing, and 12 weeks for a cartilage piercing. However, everyone has a different healing process.

Can I put a regular earring in my cartilage piercing?

You’re supposed to be able to hang any hoop or dangling jewelry. It’s going to need around four months for healing. This type of piercing is done along the vertical inner cartilage ridge.

Is a hoop or stud better for cartilage piercing?

Is a Hoop or Stud Better for Cartilage Piercings? It is always better to get a cartilage piercing initially done with a stud. It is easier for the piercing to heal on a long, straight post rather than a curved post.

When can you change your cartilage piercing for the first time?

A helix piercing is easily changed, but make sure that it’s fully healed before trying to switch out the jewelry—three-to-six months. Valentini suggests making the first change with the help of your piercer, as it’s important to be careful to avoid anything going wrong.

Should I pop the bump on my cartilage piercing?

A simple warm water compress can be made by soaking a clean washcloth in hot water, applying it to the piercing, and holding it there with gentle pressure for a few minutes. A person should not try to force the bump to drain, as this can lead to further irritation and scarring.

Should I twist my cartilage piercing?

“Don’t touch or twist,” Freed says. “And spray saline front and back no more than twice a day. You’ll also want to be careful of snags and sleeping on the piercing, as this disrupts the healing process.”

When can I change my cartilage piercing to a hoop?

three-to-six months

A helix piercing is easily changed, but make sure that it’s fully healed before trying to switch out the jewelry—three-to-six months. Valentini suggests making the first change with the help of your piercer, as it’s important to be careful to avoid anything going wrong.

When can I change my cartilage piercing?

When Can You Change Your Cartilage Piercing? You shouldn’t change your cartilage piercing for about 3 to 5 months if you want your ear to heal properly and without any infections. Most cartilage piercings heal from the outer ear first.

What happens if I sleep on my cartilage piercing?

The piercing hole is still fresh and the pressure from your head can cause the bar to move and extend the hole. While the wound is still fresh, applying pressure by sleeping on the piercing can change the angle of your piercing which can be potentially harmful and result in scarring.

Should I clean the crust off my piercing?

DO NOT pick the crusties off—that’s just introducing your dirty hands to a healing piercing and can increase your risk of infection. The best way to clean them is to soak the piercing in warm saline solution, softening the crusties which then come off easily.

How do you sleep with a new cartilage piercing?

Best Ways to Sleep With New Ear Piercings

  1. Use a Travel Pillow.
  2. Use a Pillow Protector.
  3. Don’t Sleep on The Side Where Your New Piercing Is.
  4. Don’t Sleep With Hoops or Large Earrings.
  5. Use Silicone Plugs.
  6. Cleaning.

What will happen if I change my cartilage piercing early?

There is absolutely no reason for changing the piercing until the time it’s completely healed. When you try to change it too early, you will be more prone to allergy and internal infections. This can lead to swelling, irritation, and bumps on the skin.

What side do you get a cartilage piercing on?

Otherwise known as a cartilage piercing, a standard helix placement sits on the upper side of your outer ear. A helix placement generally refers to any piercing in this outer upper region.

Do cartilage piercings ever stop hurting?

“Pain tolerance varies, but generally your helix will hurt more than your lobes as it is less fleshy,” says Freed. Cartilage tissue is denser, which can require more force to pierce through, resulting in a bit more pain. But the pain is temporary, and your beautiful new piercing is forever.

Should I move my cartilage piercing when cleaning?

It’s best to just clean the piercing and jewelry thoroughly without actually moving it. Rinse the piercing and jewelry several times with warm water, ensuring that all soap has been removed. Dry your piercing with a clean paper towel and then dispose of it.

What happens if I don’t twist my earrings?

If you didn’t turn the earrings, you ran the risk of your skin growing over the back! GROSS! Piercings performed by professionals will allow your piercing room to comfortably swell. If you start twisting it, there are a lot of less than ideal things that will happen.

What happens if I accidentally sleep on my new piercing?

When to see a doctor. If you follow the aftercare instructions recommend by your piercer, sleeping in new ear piercings shouldn’t cause any issues. Slight bleeding is considered normal with new piercings, but these symptoms shouldn’t last for more than a few days.

What happens if you don’t twist your earrings?

Can you put a hoop in a cartilage piercing?

We make our seamless hoops in solid 14k gold for quality, and they’re great in helix, tragus and other cartilage piercings. They can also be worn as nose rings and lip rings. ✨ To open your seamless hoop and insert it into your piercing, gently twist the ends away from each other instead of pulling them apart.

When can you change a cartilage piercing?

How do you sleep with a cartilage piercing?

Should I twist my cartilage piercing when cleaning?

While it is healing, avoid handling your cartilage piercing for any reason other than cleaning it. Turning or twisting the jewelry could cause an infection. The piercing should only be touched with freshly washed hands. It might also help to sleep on your back instead of your side.

Can you Overclean a piercing?

Handle your piercing ONLY after washing your hands, and ONLY when it is being cleaned. Be sure to follow the cleaning directions outlined in the information below. Overcleaning can slow healing and cause irritation. Overcleaning is just as bad as undercleaning.

Why should you not twist new piercings?

The idea of twisting/moving your new piercing daily & doing this frequently throughout the day is outdated & rarely helps the area to heal nicely, in most cases it causes soreness, redness or swelling which leads to longer healing times & can lead to infection.