Helix / Cartilage

Placement: This piercing is traditionally placed near the top of the ear but can be placed at almost any location along the curve of the ear.

Healing Time: 3-9 months or longer

Jewelry: 18g – 16g bead rings, labrets or small barbells are most common.

Troubleshooting: This piercing can be very susceptible to getting little bumps (hypertrophic scarring). These are formed in many cases because they are being slept on. To help avoid these bumps, try not to sleep on your piercing. Sleeping on a donut shaped pillow with your piercings in the middle can help a lot to avoid the bumps and getting rid of any that form. Taking your piercing out should be a last resort. As usual, if you have questions, it is always best to ask your piercer to help you.

Aftercare: We suggest cleaning your piercings with H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray 2 – 4 times a day. Refer to our Aftercare Instructions for more details.

Retiring: If you have an uneventful healing period, these piercings are virtually impossible to see once you remove them. The condition of the piercing and the reason why you removed it will determine the final appearance.

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