Ever heard of a helix piercing? It's a super trendy ear piercing that involves getting a gold stud,  gold hoop, or gold ring along the outer rim of your ear. You can go for a single piercing, double it up, or even create a cool orbital effect with the right jewellery. If you're feeling adventurous, you can explore variations like the forward helix or inner helix piercings. They're not only stylish but also offer endless opportunities for personalisation. Ready to elevate your ear game?

What is a helix piercing?

A helix piercing involves piercing the upper cartilage of the ear, and there are various types to choose from. The classic helix piercing is situated in the outer upper cartilage, but you also have the option of exploring forward, backward, double, or even triple helix piercings. It's fascinating to discover the diverse range of options available for expressing your unique style in ear adornments.

How painful is a helix piercing?

The pain experienced during a helix piercing can vary from person to person, and it's often described as a brief, sharp sensation. Many individuals considering this stylish ear adornment are eager to know what to expect in terms of discomfort. Helix piercings are often perceived as highly painful. In reality, pain perception is subjective, varying from person to person. Factors such as individual pain tolerance, anxiety levels, and the expertise of the piercer play crucial roles in shaping the overall experience.

How long does it take for a helix piercing to heal?

Healing times can vary from person to person and depend on a few factors. On average, though, you can expect your helix piercing to take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to fully heal.

Helix piercing jewellery

Take your ear game to the next level with our super stylish helix jewellery! It's not just about a simple pearl stud anymore – we're talking about a whole symphony of styles here. Join us as we unravel the world of helix jewellery, exploring our top 3 pieces perfect for your helix.

Small Gold Thin Hoop Earrings

Small Gold or Silver Thin Hoop Earrings - Earrings - Elk & Bloom

14K Gold Plated Silver Tiny Huggie Hoop Earrings

14K Gold Plated Silver Tiny Huggie Hoop Earrings - Earrings - Elk & Bloom

Dainty 14K Gold Hoop Earrings

Dainty 14K Gold Hoop Earrings - Earrings - Elk & Bloom

Choosing piercings that complement a helix piercing can create a harmonious and stylish ear composition. Here are some piercings that often pair well with a helix piercing:

What is a forward helix piercing? A forward helix piercing on the same ear can create a balanced and symmetrical look.

14k Gold Star and Crescent Moon Earrings

What is a tragus piercing? The tragus, located in front of the ear canal, can add a touch of elegance and balance to a helix piercing.

What is a conch piercing? A conch piercing, either inner or outer, provides versatility and adds complexity to the overall ear arrangement. Read more on what a conch piercing is here.

What is a daith piercing? A daith piercing is positioned in the innermost cartilage fold, a daith piercing can contribute a unique and eye-catching element.

How to wear an ear cuff: An ear cuff, placed higher on the ear, can add a touch of non-permanent embellishment that complements a helix piercing.

14k Gold Ear Cuff - No Piercing Necessary

Helix piercings offer a versatile and stylish way to express individuality through ear adornment. The pain associated with the piercing is generally brief and manageable, and with proper aftercare, the healing process becomes a small part of the overall experience. The beauty of helix piercings lies not only in the initial aesthetic enhancement but also in the opportunity to curate a unique and personalized ear arrangement. Whether opting for a classic helix, experimenting with multiple piercings, or combining different styles, the world of helix piercings opens the door to endless possibilities for self-expression and creativity. So, if you're contemplating joining the helix trend, remember, the journey is not just about the piercing but about crafting an ear masterpiece that reflects your individual style and flair.

January 04, 2024 — Elk & Bloom

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