8 Types of Ear Piercings ...

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Since the dawn of time humans have decorated their bodies with jewelry - body piercing being a popular choice for both genders.

There are numerous styles of body piercing, including many different ways to pierce ears.

Here are some of them:

1. Tragus Piercing

Tragus Piercing

The tragus is located at the opening of the ear and consists of a pretty hefty part of the ear cartilage.

Tragus piercing requires small gauge piercing needles to make room for jewelry like thin circular wire rings or captive bead rings.

During the healing time wearing earphones can irritate the skin and prevent the ear from healing fast, although the chances of stretching or tearing are negligible.

2. Anti-Tragus Piercing

Anti-Tragus Piercing

Located opposite and parallel to the tragus along the inside of the ear, the anti tragus protrudes outward like a tiny ridge.

Anti tragus piercing is rare and most commonly selected by adventurous tom-boys addicting to ear piercings.

Highly noticeable, anti-tragus piercing may be a talking point but it is also rather painful, requiring proper care and professional skills.2

3. Rook Piercing

Rook Piercing

Speaking of painful adornments: rook piercing is one of the most painful and difficult to perform types of ear piercing.

It is a unique style though;

each ear shape is different and the rook may not be sticking out enough to allow the piercing.2

Not everybody can have rook piercing done, as not every ear has this fold.

In addition, the piercing must be done in different ear cartilages in the folding cartilage separating inner and outer conch.

For this reason, rook piercing is prone to tearing.

4. Daith Piercing

Daith Piercing

Daith piercing is performed on the inner ear cartilage that sits just above the ear canal opening.2

The inner ear cartilage is pierced to allow the wearing of thin wired jewelry that looks ultra-cool.

Conch Piercing
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