Ear Piercing –
Types of Piercings
Earlobe, Cartilage, Antitragus, Snug, Daith/Doth/Rook, Conch, Helix, Industrial/Scaffold/Construction
- Earlobe – is the piercing of the lower “fleshy” area of the ear where “fashion earrings” are typically worn. This is what is commonly referred to as “ear piercing”.
– Ear cartilage piercings – are in the firmer part of the upper ear
– Antitragus piercing – is a perforation of the inner ear cartilage just outside of the ear canal
– Snug (or Antihelix Piercing) – a piercing passing through the anti-helix ridge of the ear from the medial to lateral surfaces
– Daith/Doth/Rook piercing – is a perforation of the cartilage on the outer rim of the ear cartilage closest to the head.
– Conch piercing – is either the concave curve of the ear or a ring from the inner curve around the outer edge of the ear.
– Helix piercing – is a perforation of the upper ear
– Industrial/Scaffold/Construction piercing – is typically two piercings in a different areas connected with on pierce of jewelry.