Industrial Bar

Placement: An industrial is 2 or more ear piercings connected with straight barbells and an orbital is 2 ear piercings connected by a captive bead ring or a circular barbell. The most common industrial piercing connects the helix to the

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Rook

Placement: Pierced vertically through the cartilage ridge above the ear canal and close to the head. Healing Time: 3-9 months or longer Jewelry: 18g – 16g curved barbell or captive bead ring Troubleshooting: This piercing can be very susceptible to

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Snug

Placement: On the inner ring on the outside of the ear, also called the anti-helix, usually in the center.   Healing Time: 6-12 months or longer   Jewelry: 16g curved barbell or captive bead ring   Troubleshooting: Majority of people

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Nies

Placement: This piercing was invented by Manrique of Costa Rica. He called it the Nies (Spanish for It’s Not) because “it’s not” ear lobe and “it’s not” face.   Healing Time: 6-8 weeks.   Jewelry: Although the Nies was first done

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Earlobe

Placement: Traditionally located in the center of the earlobe, but can be done many different ways.   Healing Time: 4-8weeks   Jewelry: There are virtually unlimited possibilities with this piercing. Professionally pierced ears are performed with a sterile piercing needle that can

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Transverse Earlobe

Placement: A Transverse Ear Lobe goes through the lobe lengthways instead of directly through it. Healing Time: 2-10 months Jewelry: Depending on the shape of your ear lobe and specific desired result, this piercing is done with either a captive bead ring,

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Tragus

Placement: This is the piercing performed through the “little ear flapping thing” located on the side of your head and in front of your ear. Healing Time: 3-9 months or longer Jewelry: 18g-16g Circular barbell, curved barbell, straight barbell, or

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Daith

Placement: This placement is not defined on everyone, but if you follow your forward helix dipping towards your ear canal the daith attaches to the inside bowl of your ear. Healing Time: 3-9 months or longer Jewelry: 18-16g curved barbell

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Conch

Placement: Usually centered in the middle of the ear through the thicker cartilage. Healing Time: 3-9 months or longer Jewelry: 16g-12g bead ring, straight or circular barbell. Looks great with a barbell that has a gem on the front. Troubleshooting:

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Transverse Tragus

Placement: This piercing goes vertically through the actual tragus. (not to be confused with the sideburn piercing see surface piercings) Healing Time: 3-9 months or longer Jewelry: 16g curved barbell Troubleshooting:. This piecing is highly dependent on the shape of

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