A helix piercing is a type of ear piercing that goes through the upper cartilage of the ear, usually on the outer rim. It can be placed in various positions along the helix of the ear, from the top of the ear down to the mid-point, and is probably the most popular cartilage piercing. The types of helix piercings you can get are:
Standard Helix Piercing: This is the most common type of helix piercing, located at the upper rim of the ear.
Double Helix Piercing: This involves two piercings on the upper rim of the ear.
Forward Helix Piercing: This is located at the front of the upper rim of the ear, closer to the head
Anti-Helix Piercing: Also known as a snug piercing. This piercing goes through the curved inner cartilage above the anti-tragus.
It generally takes between 3 to 9 months to fully heal. During this time, it's important to properly care for the piercing, such as cleaning it regularly and avoiding irritating activities like sleeping on the pierced ear or wearing tight clothing that rubs against the piercing. It's also important to avoid changing the jewellery too soon, as this can disrupt the healing process and increase the risk of infection. Following proper aftercare instructions from your piercer can help ensure a safe and speedy healing process.
The level of pain experienced during a helix piercing can vary from person to person. Some people describe it as a quick pinch or pressure, while others may experience more discomfort. The process involves using a sterilized needle to make a hole through the cartilage, which can be more painful than piercing soft tissue. However, the pain is usually brief and subsides quickly. After the piercing is complete, the area may feel sore or tender for a few days.
If you have decided to remove your helix piercing, it is important to do so carefully to avoid causing any damage or irritation to the surrounding area. Here is a guide on how to take out a helix piercing:
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before touching your piercing.
Soften any crust or debris around the piercing by soaking a clean cotton ball in saline solution and holding it gently against the piercing for a few minutes.
With clean hands, carefully unscrew the ball or other helix earring closure from the end of the jewellery.
Gently slide the helix earring out of the piercing hole, being careful not to force or tug at it.
Clean the area around the piercing with a saline solution or mild soap and water.
If there is any resistance or discomfort while removing the helix jewellery, stop and seek advice from a professional piercer or healthcare provider.
Discard or clean the helix earrings thoroughly before storing or disposing of it.
Remember to keep the piercing site clean and dry after removing the jewellery to promote healing. If you experience any pain, swelling, or redness after removing the helix piercing jewellery, seek medical attention immediately.
It is generally recommended to wait until a helix piercing is fully healed before changing the jewellery, which can take 6-12 months. Trying to change the helix piercing too soon or using jewellery that is too small or tight can cause irritation, inflammation, and even infection.
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We know how uncomfortable earrings can be to wear, especially cartilage earrings, so we only sell jewellery that is made from hypoallergenic materials, meaning you can wear it 24/7 comfortably.
Also, because we never use plated jewellery, all of our jewellery is tarnish-free and waterproof, so you don't have to worry about taking it off when showering or working out/ swimming without it going green or tarnishing.
Unlike other jewellery companies, we accept returns even if you have worn them, for up to 60 days. So you can shop in confidence, knowing if you buy the wrong item or it is uncomfortable to wear for any reason, we can help you find the right alternative or give you a refund for the jewellery.
Labret studs are a great option for a helix piercing. They are a popular choice for many piercings because the ball can be easily screwed on and off from the front. They are designed with a flat back, which can be more comfortable to wear, especially when sleeping.
A helix ring typically consists of a circular or semi-circular shape that fits around the outer edge of the ear. Some helix rings are seamless, while others have a small opening that is held together with a hinge or a clasp. Helix rings can be a popular choice for those who prefer a more decorative and eye-catching look for their helix piercing.
A BCR (ball closure ring) can be worn in a helix piercing. It is a popular choice for this type of piercing and can come in a variety of sizes and styles. However, it is important to ensure that the ring fits properly and does not cause any discomfort or irritation.
Segment rings are circular and do not have a ball or a bead that needs to be screwed on or off, making them a popular choice for various piercings. They come in different gauges, sizes, and materials, so it is important to choose one that is appropriate for your helix piercing.
HELIX PIERCING SIZES
Our cartilage jewellery section offers various options for helix piercings, including dainty and elaborate designs. Due to the location of the helix, it is possible to experiment with different sizes and shapes for a creative look. Here are the most common sizes for your helix earrings.
Labret studs are a great option for helix piercings for comfort.
HOOPS & BCRs
Smaller hoops and BCR's look great in a tragus piercing.
Length: 6mm - 10mm
Smaller segment rings look great in a tragus piercing.
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