Ear Piercings: What are the different kinds?
Ear piercings are the trend. They are style statements themselves and are here to stay for the near future. Piercings or cartilage earrings come in a variety of metals and fashion materials but we suggest you to go for a timeless piece that can be worn through generations. Yes, choosing a diamond or gold piercing earring not only adds value to your collection but enhances your beauty as well.
Different areas of the ears can be pierced and decorated with piercing earrings:
Helix piercing is all about decorating the upper portion of your ear. Moreover, it is painless since it does not disturb the nerve endings. Rings, studs and barbells are ideal for this area; helix piercing is also the most common kind of piercing you often come across.
Daith piercing is an innovative idea. The area is located in the inside of the ear and several people have found this piercing to be painful. However this is the new fashion out there and girls and women across ages are getting their ears beautified with Daith piercing. This is also believed to reduce the symptoms of Migraine.
Tragus is portion of the ear cartilage. It takes some time to heal with Tragus piercing but do you know it is the rage of late?
The oval shaped cartilage could not ask for more. Decorating this part with a diamond stud or an emerald and gold earring can indeed change your appearance for good. It takes around 8-16 weeks to heal but the appeal truly makes you stand out.
This is the standard and most common form of piercing. A hole is made in the centre of the earlobe in each of the ears either by an expert at a jewellery store or a specialist at an accessory shop. If you want more jewellery pieces to decorate your ears, you can get more piercings done above these holes. Earlobe piercings take less time to heal, say around 4-6 weeks and cause negligible pain.
Located above the earlobes and forming the back of the ear, conch is a great area to wear trendy rings and barbells. However, when you buy jewellery to beautify the conch area, make sure it is big enough to encircle the outer portion of the ear. Conch piercings are trendier and becoming a hit with college going teens and young women.
The thick portion of the cartilage, on the inside upper of the ear is the rook. Since this area is hard rook piercing is a bit painful and takes time to heal. To be precise, it can take around 2-10 months to heal. However, this is also increasingly becoming popular.
Helix: The most popular area for piercing
Out of all these forms of piercing, which one do you think is the most popular? Of course, Helix! Yes, helix is the most common area for ear piercing. Since this portion allows for and very well supports varied kinds of earrings to be worn comfortably, it is largely preferred. Helix is also the area which gets along well with both synthetic and precious metal/stone earrings.
It doesn’t matter whether you like wearing a stud, barbell or ring, Helix just syncs and supports!
Tragus: Setting trends
Tragus, the entrance area to the ear canal is the most underappreciated area for piercing. However, of late, people are realizing the elegance a tragus piercing can create. It was neglected all the while but given the availability of a wide range of tragus earrings now, the fashion is entering the mainstream.
If you are a modern, style conscious confident woman, gear up to try this new trend and create your signature style. Tragus area allows you to wear studs, small dangling earrings, rings and many more combos. A two stone earring as shown in the picture also looks wonderful.
If you’ve not paid attention to tragus until now, start focusing on the area. Your ear cartilage deserves decoration.
Look for a trusted jeweller who sells tragus earrings made from precious metals and stones such as diamonds, gold, rubies and emeralds. Wear a combination that seamlessly syncs with your personality and be glad for your choice.
Lena Cohen is one such reputed jeweller who can create handcrafted timeless tragus earrings. Choose Lena Cohen and take pride in owning an eternal piece!