Ear Piercings

ear piercings

Upper ear cartilage piercings - standard is 16G

  • for studs the best option is a labret, featuring a flat disc back to avoid snags this is usually a nice fit at a 6mm length
  • rings suit many cartilage piercings as long as the piercing itself is near the actual helix (the outer curl), usually an 8mm size is average diameter of course this depends on your anatomy size
  • for rings with gems, look for gems that are outward facing to wrap around the ear not front facing
  • forward helix piercings may be 18G as it is very thin

Lobes - standard is 20G

  • for basic earrings they are most common in 20G and have butterfly backings
  • consider wearing flat back labrets in 20G for the most comfort at the back of the ear and no poking post!

Conch - commonly pierced in 14G or 16G (14G is bigger hole)

  • Generally a 6mm-8mm post length for a labret is a good fit for a stud
  • Rings are 12mm at a minimum if the piercing is on the outer area of the conch but occasionally a 10mm can be used for small anatomy. For a traditional conch placed deep in the middle of your conch you may need a 16mm diameter ring.

Daith - standard is 16G

  • only rings or circular barbells (horseshoes) tend to be worn here as a curved barbell is not very visible
  • 8mm for a tighter ring but often 10mm to be more visible
  • if you want gems be sure they face forward and not on the side for best visibility

Rook - standard is 16G

  • curved barbells are most commonly worn here in 8mm length
  • rings would usually be quite small like 6mm so they don't stick up