A rook piercing is a type of ear piercing that passes through the antihelix, the ridge of cartilage located above the tragus, in the ear's inner ridge. It's a vertical piercing that typically uses a curved barbell or captive bead ring as jewellery. The rook piercing is named after the rook bird's nesting place, as the piercing sits in a similar location.
It's become a popular and trendy piercing choice due to its unique placement and the variety of earring options available.
The healing time for a rook piercing can vary, but typically it takes around 6-9 months to fully heal. During the healing process, it is important to properly clean the piercing and avoid any irritants or trauma to the area. As with any piercing, it is important to follow aftercare instructions provided by your piercer to ensure proper healing.
Getting a rook piercing can be painful as the area is sensitive and has a thick piece of cartilage. The level of pain can vary from person to person depending on their pain tolerance and the expertise of the piercer. It is important to follow proper aftercare instructions to promote healing and reduce discomfort.
It's recommended to wait for at least 6-9 months before changing your rook piercing. During this time, the piercing needs to fully heal and any swelling or tenderness should subside. It's important to not change the rook earring too soon as it can irritate the piercing, causing it to take longer to heal.
Here's a guide on how to change a rook piercing:
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
Prepare your new rook earring by cleaning it with a sterile saline solution.
Soften the skin around the piercing by soaking a clean cotton ball or pad in warm water and holding it against the area for a few minutes.
Remove the current rook jewellery by gently unscrewing the ball or twisting the hoop to open it.
Insert the new rook earring carefully, making sure not to force it in or twist it too much.
Secure the new rook jewellery by screwing on the ball or closing the hoop, making sure it is tight enough to prevent it from falling out, but not so tight that it causes discomfort or irritation.
Gently clean the area with a sterile saline solution after changing the earring.
If you have any concerns or difficulty changing your rook piercing, it's always best to seek the advice of a professional piercer.
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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.
A rook piercing typically uses a curved barbell, which is specifically designed for this type of piercing. The curved shape of the barbell follows the curve of the ear, making it more comfortable to wear. It is also less likely to snag or irritate the piercing during healing.
Once the piercing is fully healed, you can change to other types of jewellery such as a circular barbell. However, it is important to make sure the diameter of the barbell fits the individual anatomy of the rook piercing.
Ball Closure Rings can also be worn in a rook piercing, but be aware the ball closure can be difficult to insert and remove, making it inconvenient if you like to regularly change your rook jewellery.
ROOK PIERCING SIZES
For a rook piercing, the typical bar thickness is 1.2 mm, while the standard length or a barbell or diameter of a hoop ranges from 6 to 8 mm.
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