Auricle Piercing: 101 Guide + 53 Ideas

Nearly everyone in their life had an auricle piercing or wished they had one. Either way, you can’t deny the fact that this ear piercing is the new and upcoming trend.

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What is an auricle piercing?

It’s a piercing done on the auricle which is the outer portion of the ear right between the earlobe and helix.

auricle piercing location

It’s a beautiful looking piercing for someone that likes something more interesting.

If you are that person who wished they had an auricle piercing because you saw it in a magazine worn by someone famous, now is the perfect time to have it done.

An auricle piercing as described above is a perforation done between the earlobe and the helix, right in the middle of the cartilage.

What is the pain level?

Since it is a cartilage piercing, you might experience some pain which is usual for any piercing.

The auricle piercing pain is bearable, and there is nothing to worry about.

On the pain scale from 1-10 the auricle piercing pain is around 4.

One of the greatest things about auricle piercing is that it looks charming on nearly everyone.

What should you do before getting the piercing?

Before getting your new piercing, you should find an established and professional piercing parlor.

Always look for someone with experience in the piercing that you are planning to get. Because someone with experience will make sure your pain is at a low level.

To find a well-established piercing parlor always ask people that had already done any piercing, if this is your first piercing done.

They will usually tell you about the experience that they had with the piercer, and generally if the experience is terrible the first thing they will say is “Don’t go there.” So you will surely know which ones to avoid.

When you already know in which piercing parlor you want to get pierced before getting pierced the piercer will walk you through the whole process.

First, you will be asked about what types of materials your body accepts. Always go for golden or sterling silver because usually, these materials won’t do any harm to your ear.

Choose your design carefully because you will have to wear that design for a long time before switching to something more delicate looking.

If the piercing studio is a well-established one, they will have many different types of piercing designs, but you can always order something online and give it to the piercer.

What is the procedure like?

The whole procedure of the piercing usually lasts for about 5-10 seconds, and if the piercer is someone that is well known and with experience, the pain will be mild.

After the needle has gone through the piercer will tell you how to take care of the piercing. Always remember the aftercare tips from the piercer, either have someone with you to write them down or since we are living in the digital age, record the whole conversation so that you can remind yourself about how to take care of the piercing.

How to care after getting it?

Caring for the piercing will make sure it heals faster, and you won’t have any complications afterward. While not taking care will result in some nasty infection that probably you will have to talk to your doctor to prescribe you some pills.

The usual tips that piercers give are always to be clean, and if you need to touch your piercing, rub it with clean hands.

To have clean hands use antibacterial soap and remember not to touch your piercing if you don’t have to.

If you do have to touch it remember the above-given tip. While you are taking a shower, remember not to use some harsh shampoo for your hair because if the shampoo touches the area around the piercing it might cause some infection.

Cleaning the area around the piercing at least two times per day is a tip that every piercer will give you. Don’t use products that are not prescribed by your piercer, the only product that is worth using is the saline solution, which every piercer is also recommending.

how to clean an auricle piercingTo make the saline solution, you will need ¼ of a teaspoon of sea salt doused in a hot cup of water. One cup of water is around 8 oz or 250ml. Stir the salt in the bowl of water until it’s completely dissolved. Using a cotton ball doused in the liquid clean the area around the piercing very carefully, so you don’t hurt yourself. Be very gentle as the piercing will hurt if you are not careful.

Do the cleaning at least two times per day, there is no problem if you clean the ear 3-4 times per day. But, whatever you do ask your piercer before doing anything.
To not catch any infection make sure you are following the rules that were given by your piercer.

How much time does it take to heal?

The average time it takes for the auricle piercing to heal fully is around 3-6 months. While this might feel like a lot of time, there is nothing to fear about.

If you follow the instructions from your piercer and you use the saline solution described above, your piercing will heal in no time, and you will have one fantastic piercing that you will be very proud of.

What are the different styles?

There are some different auricle piercing styles, and you might even go for the double or even triple auricle piercing.

double auricle piercing
Double Auricle Piercing

The double as the name describes it is a piercing that you can have two piercings and the triple means three piercings one next to another. It’s an amazing piercing style and if you want to get two or even three piercings to go for it.

triple auricle piercing
Triple Auricle Piercing

But you will need to be cautious because the double and triple auricle piercings take a longer time to heal, because well you are having two or even three piercings done in the same area.

What kind of jewelry should you pick?

The jewelry that people usually go are rings for the auricle piercing, but you can have anything that you want. When you enter the piercing parlor, the piercer will tell you what will look good on you, but if you want something, in particular, don’t be afraid to have it done.

auricle piercing jewelry

And not to forget to mention the auricle piercing price is something around $15-$20, that’s the price only for the service and the jewelry prices start from $5.

Wrapping it Up

If you are looking to get something more interesting on your ear and wondering what should you get next, be sure to check out the auricle piercing because even if the trend is different nowadays, make sure to bring the this kind of piercing back in style.

We are sure you will love this piercing as it is a piercing that every superstar wore in the past, so make sure that this year you will set the trend for the auricle piercing.