1. LOBE - The lobe refers to the soft lower section of the ear. Many combinations of lobe piercings are possible for a unique look. Designs are bespoke for each individual.
2. ANTITRAGUS - The antitragus is the triangular flap of ear that sits above the lobe, opposite of the tragus.
3. ANTIHELIX - Sits slightly further into the ear than the Helix.
4. CONCH - The conch sits on the middle part of the inside ear. Rings extends across both the inner and outer ear. Alternatively, studs can be framed by the plane of the conch.
5. CONTRACONCH - A new style of piercing, the contraconch perches on the convex part of the ear between the conch and the helix.
6. HELIX - This type of piercing is located along the inside ridge of the upper ear. On either side of the helix sits the forward helix and the lobe.
7. ROOK - Next to the rook, the rook can be any part of the flat plane of the upper ear above the contraconch. This area is perfect for studs.
8. FORWARD HELIX - The forward helix is the frontal part of the ear that follows the helix.
9. ROOK - The rook piercing is a vertical piercing through the ridge in the inner ear closest to the head. Curved barbells are ideal for this area.
10. DAITH - Between the tragus and rook, this subtle piercing is the perfect place to showcase a ring.
11. TRAGUS -The tragus is the cartilage that sits in front of the ear canal.
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Lip/ Labret /Monroe
6 - 8 weeks
3 - 12 months
3 - 18 months
2 - 3 months
2 - 3 weeks
6 - 8 months
3 - 4 months
4 - 6 weeks
6 - 8 weeks
6 - 9 months
DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING
The only time you should touch your piercing is when you are cleaning it, with clean hands.
New piercings can shrink the moment jewellery is removed, making it painful or impossible to get it back in.
Bleeding, bruising and swelling are all common with a new piercing.
Some tenderness or discomfort in the area of a new piercing can be expected for several days or longe. Discolouration/redness and itching during the healing process are also common.
Secretion of a white/yellow fluid (not puss) is part of the healing process, this liquid dries and causes the crust around the piercing site.
Piercings will go through ups and downs while healing. They may appear healed for a while and then regress; the key is to continue with your cleaning routine throughout the initial healing period.
Piercings (including healed piercings) that are not cleaned daily may smell unpleasant, this does not necessarily indicate a problem.
Jewellery should not be expected to rotate or move freely in piercings, even after healing. most piercings will shrink of close very quickly if the jewellery is removed, so if you love you r piercing it is vital to leave your jewellery in at all times!
Avoid touching your piercing, unless you are cleaning it.
Avoid using any after care products or ointments that are not recommended by your piercer
Avoid getting lotions or make up in or around your piercing
Avoid pools, hot tubs, lakes, rivers etc.
Use a waterproof breathable bandage like tegaderm for some piercings. if required.
Avoid oral contact or contact with other peoples bodily fluids
Avoid tight fitting clothes/waistbands rubbing or pressing on your piercing.
Shield piercings from hairspray and styling products.
Clean your phone regularly and avoid contact with unclean phones.
Avoid sleeping with wet hair as the moisture can lead to complications
Sleep with your hair up to avoid irritation.
DO NOT REMOVE YOUR JEWELLERY
WHAT IS NORMAL DURING THE HEALING PROCESS
What to avoid during the healing process
ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC PIERCING SUGGESTIONS
EAR & FACIAL
Over cleaning can cause skin irritation and redness around the piercing area.
Cleaning your piercing with harsh chemicals or too much salt can cause irritation, redness and swelling.
infections are a common side effect as your piercing
Allergic reactions. Some piercing jewellery — particularly cheap pieces made of mixed metals containing nickel can cause allergic reactions. - titanium, gold and silver are the ideal jewellery to use for your piercing. Signs of allergic reactions are redness, swelling, hot around the area of the piercing and oozing of puss.
Oral complications. Jewellery worn in tongue piercings can chip and crack your teeth and damage your gums.
Skin infections. This might cause redness, pain, swelling or a pus-like discharge after a piercing.
Other skin problems. Piercing can lead to scars and raised areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue (keloids).
Bloodborne diseases. If the equipment used to do the piercing is contaminated with infected blood, you can contract various bloodborne diseases, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tetanus and HIV.
Tearing or trauma. Jewellery can get caught and torn out accidentally, potentially requiring stitches or other repair.