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 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 piercings. 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: The scars for these are hardly noticeable with an uneventful healing process. The condition of the piercing and the reason why you removed it will determine the final appearance.