Ear piercings are by far the most popular, and with good reason! There’s so many places to put lovely jewelry.
Earlobes are often someone’s first piercings. There’s evidence of humans practicing this adornment for thousands and thousands of years. Current techniques have advances significantly, both in safety and in comfort. These are also easy piercings to heal.
We love all the variations available for lobes. We offer everything from a basic first set of piercings, to multiple sets, fancy configurations, and larger size piercings.
Cartilage: Everything but the Lobe
Cartilage piercings are a beautiful way to accessorize your ears. Most folks can add these to their look, even in more conservative environments. Ear cartilage is structured a bit differently than fleshy earlobes, which affects how these piercings heal. This part of the ear is made up of a central core of cartilage which is attached to the outer skin via a membrane called the perichondrium. The cartilage itself does not have circulation or nerve endings, which makes these piercings heal slower than lobes, generally 6-9 months. It’s also important to protect these piercings from trauma like snags and sleeping on them, as this can damage the membrane leading to tenderness and swelling. It can be useful to keep your hair pulled back from your piercings while healing to reduce this trauma. We do have a few recommendations/policies for easier healing. First, most of these piercings will be started with some sort of post/bar. In general, rings tend to move more, which can prolong healing and encourage swelling and scar tissue formation. The exceptions would be rook and anti-tragus piercings, which are started with curved bars, and daith piercings, which actually heal easier with rings because they are tucked inside the ear. Most piercings can be switched to rings once they are healed if you prefer that aesthetic.
Next, we’ll only pierce cartilage on one ear at a time. During the healing process, it’s crucial not to sleep on these piercings. Pressure from sleeping can cause discomfort, excess swelling, prolonged healing, and even cause the position of some piercings to shift. Piercing one side at a time allows you to sleep on the other side, as well as talking on the phone and other activities. If you’d like to get the other side done, we can do that once the first side is no longer swollen. For tragus, daith, and some conch placements, it’s important to avoid in-ear headphone/earbuds and stethoscopes. These devices can press on healing piercings and transfer germs, leading to complications like excess swelling, bumps or scar tissue, or even infections. You’ll need to avoid these until the piercings are fully healed. In recent years, the industry has developed “faux” placements such as the “faux snug” and “faux rook”. Faux snugs were developed to replace the snug piercing, which is a notoriously difficult to heal piercing of the anti-helix fold. The faux snug bypasses the difficulties in healing this thick fold of cartilage by mimicking the look with a paired conch and helix piercing. A faux rook, on the other hand, gives folks with less than ideal anatomy a chance for the look of a rook piercing. Industrial piercings involve two (or more) cartilage piercings connected by some sort of barbell. The most “classic” style is a straight bar across the top of the ear. Due to variations in ear anatomy (shape, size, etc), not everyone’s ear is a great candidate for a “classic” style industrial. However, there are all sorts of variations we can offer, included pieces with bent/curved bars, vertical placements, L-bend or floating industrials and others. With a little creativity, we can offer some lovely unique options for your ear.
|Earlobe Piercing, Single||$36.00||30 minutes||Basic earlobe piercing service for a single piercing/one side. Click to book.|
|Earlobe Piercing, Pair/Double||$55.00||30 minutes||Basic earlobe piercing service for a pair of piercings, either one on each ear or two on one ear. Click to book.|
|Large Gauge Ear Piercings, Pair||$65.00||30 minutes||Get started on your stretching journey with a pair of larger gauge piercings. The piercer will check your anatomy for the largest recommended size. Click to book.|
|Helix Piercing, Single||$36.00||30 minutes||Basic rim of ear cartilage (helix) piercing service. Click to book.|
|Helix Piercing, Double||$60.00||30 minutes||Basic rim of ear cartilage (helix) piercing service. 2 piercings on the same ear. Click to book.|
|Helix Piercing, Triple||$85.00||45 minutes||Basic rim of ear cartilage (helix) piercing service. 3 piercings on the same ear. Click to book.|
|Tragus Piercing, Single||$40.00||30 minutes||Tragus of ear piercing service (triangular cartilage over ear canal). Click to book.|
|Tragus Piercing, Double||$65.00||30 minutes||Tragus of ear piercing service (triangular cartilage over ear canal). 2 piercings on same ear. Click to book.|
|Conch Piercing, Single||$40.00||30 minutes||Conch of ear piercing service (inner “cup” of ear). Click to book.|
|Conch Piercing, Double||$65.00||30 minutes||Conch of ear piercing service (inner “cup” of ear). 2 piercings on same ear. Click to book.|
|Conch Piercing, Triple||$95.00||45 minutes||Conch of ear piercing service (inner “cup” of ear). 3 piercings on same ear. Click to book.|
|Front/Forward Helix Piercing, Single||$40.00||30 minutes||Forward/front helix piercing service (front ridge of ear near hairline). Click to book.|
|Front/Forward Helix Piercing, Double||$65.00||30 minutes||Forward/front helix piercing service (front ridge of ear near hairline). 2 piercings on same ear. Click to book.|
|Front/Forward Helix Piercing, triple||$95.00||45 minutes||Forward/front helix piercing service (front ridge of ear near hairline). 3 piercings on same ear. Click to book.|
|Daith Piercing, Single||$40.00||30 minutes||Daith piercing service (inner ear fold where helix crosses over). Click to book.|
|Rook/Antihelix Piercing, Single||$40.00||30 minutes||Rook/antihelix piercing service (inner fold/ridge of ear). Click to book.|
|Anti-Tragus Piercing, Single||$40.00||30 minutes||Anti-tragus piercing service (fold of ear across from the tragus). Click to book.|
|Faux-Snug Piercing, Single||$68.00||30 minutes||Get the look of a “snug” piercing, with a much easier healing process. This “piercing” combines a helix and conch piercing together to mimic the look of a snug piercing. Click to book.|
|Faux-Rook Piercing, Single||$40.00||30 minutes||This piercing looks a lot like a rook piercing, but the piercing goes through the back of your ear (technically through the fossa of the antihelix). This piercing will work for almost all anatomy and provides for more options in post-type jewelry. Rings don’t work, though. Click to book.|
|Industrial Piercing, Single||$65.00||30 minutes||Industrial piercing service, generally two helix piercings connected by a straight bar, but other variations are included. This piercing does require an anatomical consultation with the piercer for viability. Variations available (including “standard”) will depend on the shape of your ear. If you are only interested in the “standard”, across the ear type, you may want to have a back-up piercing in mind. Click to book.|