Cartilage Piercings Guide: Different Cartilage Ear Piercing Locations, Names, Pain Levels, And Prices
People call us all the time asking for cartilage piercings. But, there are many different cartilage ear piercings, with different locations, pain levels, and prices. That is why we created this guide to everything you need to know about cartilage piercings.
In this cartilage piercing guide to cartilage piercings we will cover:
What a cartilage ear piercings is
The names, locations, pain levels, and pricing, of specific cartilage piercings
Healing times for cartilage piercings
After reading this guide you will be a cartilage piercing connoisseur, so when you book your next cartilage piercing, you will know exactly what you want, and where you want it.
What is a cartilage piercing?
A cartilage piercing is a general way of referring to any piercing that goes through the cartilage of the ear. The cartilage feels almost like a bone but is a bit more flexible, it composes the majority of your ear above the lobe. The cartilage on your ear also varies in thickness throughout your ear, so not all cartilage is the same. There are many different cartilage piercing locations, pain levels, and healing times, which will go more into below.
In traditional ear piercings, people are pierced through the lobe, which has no cartilage, it is composed of a mixture of skin and fat. These piercings can be stacked, in a row, and maybe even appear to be cartilage piercings. But, because they do not penetrate any cartilage, they are not cartilage piercings, even if some go “high up” and are very close to cartilage.
Below we will get into the different cartilage piercing locations, names, pain levels, and pricing.
What are the names, locations, pain level, and prices of cartilage piercings?
Below there will be a guide with cartilage piercings that will show you the location of the piercing, the name of the piercing, the pain level of the piercing, and the general piercing for the piercing. Most cartilage piercings will be included, and remember that not everyone has the right anatomy for certain cartilage piercing, but there are plenty to choose from so don’t worry, if you can’t get one, there will still be a cartilage piercing for you.
Helix / Forward Helix Piercing
Service cost for a Helix Piercing is $45
Pain level of Helix Piercing: 2 out of 5
Service cost for a Industrial Piercing is $55
Pain level of Industrial Piercing: 3.5 out of 5
Service cost for a Tragus Piercing is $45
Pain level of Tragus Piercing: 2.5 out of 5
Service cost for a Rook Piercing is $45
Pain level of Rook Piercing: 3 out of 5
Service cost for a Flat Piercing is $40
Pain level of Flat Piercing: 2 out of 5
Service cost for a Daith Piercing is $45
Pain level of Daith Piercing: 3 out of 5
Service cost for a Conch Piercing is $45
Pain level of Conch Piercing: 2 out of 5
We have also created a piercing pain guide for quick reference for your next piercing (cartilage piercings or not). And if you want to check out our piercing pain guid more in depth, then click here
What are the healing times of cartilage piercings?
Healing time for cartilage piercings will vary per person somewhat. But in general with proper piercing aftercare, cartilage piercing healing time in all the different locations is between 6-8 months to fully heal. Below we will have general aftercare instructions for cartilage piercings, to learn more about cartilage piercing aftercare click here.
Cleaning Instructions: Wash your hands before cleaning or handling your piercing for any reason. Clean the piercing with a sterile saline solution 2-3 times daily. Spray the front and back of the piercing directly. Do not twist jewelry in piercing. Use a saline soaked Q-tip to clean any buildup around jewelry, with minimal jewelry movement. Dry by patting gently with a clean, disposable paper towel or napkin. Avoid using cloth towels as they can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry.
Precautions: Try to avoid sleeping on ears, and potentially harmful situations such as, wearing headphones, hitting with hair brushes, snagging on clothing, etc., until the piercing is healed.
That’s it! You should now know everything you need to know about cartilage piercings. Hopefully you found this guide helpful and we answered all your questions. If not, post any remaining questions you may have in the comments below, and will get them answered for you ASAP.
Did this guide make you want to get a cartilage piercing? Then book your piercing at Mr. Inkwells, where one of our amazing piercing artists can give you the cartilage piercing of your dreams.
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