Piercings types and care

Ear Piercings

Earlobe: a single hole in each ear lobe.

  • Takes 4-6 weeks to heal.

Upper Earlobe: two holes in each earlobe.

  • Takes 4-6 weeks to heal.

Graduate Lobe: Combination of three or more piercings done on the lobe an interval apart.

  • Healing depends on number of piercings at a time.

Cartilage: piercing through the tissue at the top of the ear

  • Takes 8-12 weeks to heal.

Industrial or Scaffold: Two holes connected by a single piece of jewelry, usually a barbell.

  • Takes 3-12 months to heal.

Tragus: Oval-shaped cartilage that juts out from ear.

  • Takes 8-16 weeks to heal.

Rook: Piercing of the thick fold of cartilage on the upper inside of the ear.

  • Takes 2-12 months to heal.

Snug: A piercing of the inner cartilage halfway down the outer rim of the ear.

  • Tales 8-16 weeks to heal.

Daith: A piercing between the rook and ear canal.

  • Takes 8-16 weeks to heal.

Helix: Any piercing on the outer rim of the ear.

  • Takes 2-12 months to heal.

Auricle: A piercing done in the middle part of the outer rim of your ear.

  • Takes 3-6 months to heal.

 

Nose Piercings

Nostril: A single hole that can be done on either side of the nose.

  • Takes 4-6 months to heal.

High Nostril: A single hole that is done at either side of the nose but higher up than the nostril.

  • Takes 4-6 months to heal.

Septum: A horizontal piercing through the cartilage in between your nostrils.

  • Takes 6-8 weeks to heal.

Bridge: A surface piercing done at the bridge of your nose.

  • Takes 8-12 weeks to heal.

Septril: A vertical piercing through the cartilage between your nostrils.

  • Takes 6-9 months to heal.

Vertical Tip: A piercing through above the tips of the nose to just under the tip of the nose.

  • Takes 6-9 months to heal.

Nasallang: A piercing through one nostril to the other.

  • Takes 4-6 months to heal.

 

Piercing Aftercare

  1. Make sure gun or needle being used to pierce your body is clean.
  2. Try to use a needle instead of a gun if possible (Guns cause extra tissue damage).
  3. Wash piercing with soap and water or saline solution twice a day.
  4. Turn the earring but only when it is wet.
  5. Keep an eye out for signs of infection like swelling, redness, etc.
  6. If any signs do show up, go see a doctor.
  7. Watch for signs of healing and know how long you have to wait.
  8. Be patient as you nurse your piercing to health.