Ear Piercing Types
Ear Piercing is one of the most popular types of body modification in the world, children as young as one are now getting their ears pierced and it is a particularly booming industry. Many people don’t seem to realize however that there a number of different ear piercing types out there on the market. In this article I am going to discuss the various types that are available.
The most popular of the ear piercing types is an ear lobe piercing. This is one of the first types of piercings that people ever have and it is non-stretching. The majority of piercings on the market are designed especially for ear lobe piercings so you have a huge range at your disposal. A transverse lobe piercing enters the lobe through the sides rather than the front and back. A more extreme type of piercing through the ear lobe is the use of ear plugs, although these are not very common in most people.
An Auricle Piercing consists of a piercing on the outside of the ear which penetrates through the outer rim around half way down. This type of piercing normally beckons the use of a ring although you can also wear studs.
The Conch is the largest part of cartilage in the ear. It is located in the middle and ring piercings are very common here although quicker healing can be found if you use barbells.
The Daith is the cartilage that is situated just above the ear lobe. Many people do not have a large enough daith to make a piercing here workable.
The Industrial Piercing is where two or more pierces of cartilage are joined together by a single barbell. This can take the form of two separate piercings that are eventually joined together or they can be pierced together straight off the bat.
The tragus is the piece of cartilage that is just above the entrance to the ear canal. This is an incredibly popular type of ear piercing amongst many people. Vertical Tragus piercings also take place here, which as you can guess travel through the tragus at a vertical angle.
The Anti-Tragus is not one of the most common piercing types. This is because very often the anti-tragus of many people is too small to be pierced. This piercing occurs on the outer side of the ear in the piece of cartilage just opposite the tragus.
A orbital piercing is when the piercing is entering and exiting through the same part of the ear. These can occur in any location on the ear but the most popular in the helix or though the ear lobe.
A pinna piercing occurs in the cartilage at the top of the ear, this is known as the helix. This is one of the most common piercings behind the more traditional ear lobe piercings. A piercing located just below this at the front of the ear is known as a ‘forward pinna’.
A scaffold piercing is the connection of both the front and the back cartilage rims with a single bar bell. It is similar to an industrial piercing.
I hope that has helped you understand a little bit more about the various ear piercing types that are out there. Remember when you have your ear pierced, no matter what type of piercing you have you will need to look after it until it heals in order to avoid infection. Take good care to choose carefully what type of ear piercing you want, as you will have to live with it for a long time.