Ear Piercing

What types of ear piercings are there?

There are different types of ear piercings:

In this post, we are going to write brief details about types of ear piercings.

Ear piercing types – ear piercing

1 – Industrial

An industrial piercing, called industrial or scaffold piercing for short, is usually located at the upper edge of the auricle. A barbell is inserted into two opposite helixes and the diameter is usually 1.6mm.

2 – Helix

The helix piercing usually goes through the cartilage tissue of the ear edge of the ear. Here a labret or a ball closure ring is used as ear jewelry.

In Africa, these earrings are worn by the Ethen, who is known as a symbol of beauty and prosperity. In Southeast Asia, it is more commonly worn by Iban and Punan hunters. They adorn the stud earrings with canine teeth to create a fearsome impression. This type of stud earring is also common in parts of North America. In Europe, it has been a fashion aspect since the 1990s.

3 – Forward Helix

A special variant of the helix piercing.

4 – Rook

This type of ear piercing goes through the anti-helix. This ear piercing sits vertically in the anti-helix or cartilage bar. This borders the back of the auricle. In general, in contrast to the classic lobe, it is seldom stung. In the 1990s it became better known in Europe. It is best known for its namesake and piercer Erik “Rook” Dakota.

5 – Journey

The so-called Daith piercing is placed in the horizontal bulge of the auricle. A micro ball closure ring or a micro barbell is usually used as an ear stud. The term “daith” comes from Hebrew and means “knowledge”. This is an element of the Sephiroth from the tradition of Judaism.

6 – Snug

A piercing through the ear cartilage is called a snug. A ball closure ring or a curved barbell is usually used as a stud earring. This piercing is not possible for everyone. The corresponding region of the ear must be pronounced accordingly. The name giver is probably Caitlin Theobald.

A kind of special form of snug piercing is the so-called ranger piercing, the puncture point of which is inside the auricular cartilage bulge.

7 – Orbital

Variation of a conch piercing. Also known as an inner conch piercing.

8 – Conch

This quite special piercing goes through the auricle. The conch was named after the English term for sea snails, which belong to the genus of fencer snails. It could also be colloquially translated as “conch piercing”. It has been a tradition in the South Pacific, Congo, and India for many decades.

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9 – Anti-Targus

The anti-Targus piercing goes through the tragus, which is opposite the cartilaginous process. Worn with a ball closure ring or labret stud. This piercing has a relatively high healing time.

The tragus piercing was made famous by the piercer Luis Garcia.

10 – Upper Lobe, 11 – Standard Lobe & 12 – Transverse Lobe

The classic “piercing” through the earlobe is probably the standard lobe. There are a few variations here. The upper lobe is ear studs/ear holes above the standard lobe and can be continued upwards in any number. The transverse lobes are attached to the side and are often decorated with helix earrings.

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