Are Ear Piercings Just for Style? Explore Trends, Significance, and Health Benefits

Ear Piercings

Are you a fan of piercings? So are we! But did you know there's more to piercings than just fashion? 

In this blog, we'll discuss ear piercings! We'll discover the safest parts of the ear to pierce, their health perks, the symbolism behind them, and point out the trendiest ones.

Let's explore before our next piercing session!

What Are the Different Types of Ear Piercings? 

In that tiny organ, there are several areas where piercings can be done, each with its own unique name and benefits: Lobe, Helix, Tragus, Daith, Industrial, Conch, Rook, Snug, Forward Helix, and Anti-Tragus.

Lobe Piercing: It's that classic piercing in the fleshy bottom part of your ear. 

Helix Piercing: The trendy piercing on the upper cartilage, about 1-2 cm above the lobe. It's quite popular due to the versatility that offers various placement options along the outer rim of the cartilage.

Tragus Piercing: This piercing proposes to add an edgy touch on the small flap of cartilage above your lobe. It's a cool choice, as it's placed on the small piece of cartilage covering the entrance to the ear canal, giving you that edgy vibe while still keeping things relatively low-key. 

Daith Piercing: This one's located in the cavity of your ear, on a tiny piece of cartilage between the tragus and the forward helix. It's tucked into the innermost fold of cartilage, giving it that distinct and eye-catching look that's been gaining popularity lately.

Industrial Piercing: Bold and eye-catching, it connects two piercings in the upper ear with a single jewellery.

Conch Piercing: Positioned smack dab in the middle of your ear's outer shell, conch piercings can be placed dead center or slightly off to the side. The inner conch sits in the lower cartilage, while the outer conch is nestled in the upper part of the cartilage.

Rook Piercing: It typically runs vertically, letting rings and curved balls face downward. Positioned above the tragus, it's situated in the upper part of the inner cartilage.

Snug Piercing: Also known as an anti-helix, it's yet another cool and edgy piercing on the curve of your outer ear, just above the anti-tragus. 

Forward Helix Piercing: This piercing is placed on the curve on the outer portion of the ear, similar to snug but slightly different, placed above the tragus. 

Anti-Tragus Piercing: It's a piercing opposite to the tragus, on the small cartilage piece above your lobe that protrudes from the ear lobe. 

Did You Know? 

Getting your ears pierced in kids or early in life is beneficial for brain development. That's because there's a special point in the earlobes that connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain. 

So, now when we talk about Karnavedha, or ear-piercing, in Hindu tradition, you know that it's not just a cultural practice! 

Health Benefits of Ear Piercings: 

We often perceive multiple ear piercing as a blooming trend, but do you know how beneficial this trend is?  For instance, the traditional ear lobe piercing is strategically placed at acupressure points, known as the master sensorial and master cerebral points. These little spots play a big role in keeping your hearing in tip-top shape and can even help ease tinnitus (ringing or buzzing of ears). Plus, applying a little pressure there might aid in your eyesight boost and help regulate menstrual cycles.

And well, there are more such acupuncture points in the ears that can alleviate various ailments. Here are some of them : 

Daith Piercing:

  • It's connected to parts like the lower diaphragm and mouth, esophagus, and other respiratory sites. 
  • Helps in relieving stress levels and ease migraine 

Tragus Piercing:

  • It's linked to the adrenal glands, pharynx, and neurological functions that control appetite and nicotine cravings, like the adrenal glands and pharynx.
  • Aids weight loss, sugar cravings and quitting smoking. 

Conch Piercing:

  • Conch piercing might lend a hand to stress management and soothe muscle tension, especially in the back.
  • It may also aid in indigestion

Rook Piercing:

  •  It is connected to the bladder, intestines, kidney, sciatic nerve, uterus, cavum pelvis.
  • It targets stress and menstrual cramps, connecting to areas like the bladder and sciatic nerve.
  • Also helps with constipation. 

Helix Piercing:

  • Promotes relaxation and alleviates insomnia and allergy symptoms by targeting stress-related brain areas.
  • Turning the ring in the ear can provide relief for sleeping problems due to depression, stress, and other hardships. 

Upper Lobe Piercing:

  • Addresses depression issues and nasty moods.

Lower Lobe Piercing: 

  • Boosts the overall health 
  • Improves focus, reproductive health, and even cleanses the soul.
  • it's linked to managing allergies and migraines, and boosting eyesight through acupressure therapy.

Tips for Getting Your Ears Pierced: 

When it comes to getting a new piercing, there's a lot to think about. Firstly, consider your pain tolerance and how long it takes for you to heal. These factors will help you decide which type of piercing is best for you. Plus, taking care of your new piercing is essential for a smooth healing process. So, follow these tips, and you'll be rocking your new look in no time! 

  1. It's essential to choose something hypoallergenic to avoid any nasty infections.

  2. Gold is always a safe bet, either in the form of gold earrings or a thin wire.

  3. You'll want to keep your hair away from the piercing to prevent any irritation. So, consider how your hair falls and if it might get in the way.

  4. Get a good night's sleep before your appointment. Your body will thank you, and it'll help kickstart the healing process.

  5. Clean your piercing daily with a saline solution or gentle soap. Don't forget to apply some antiseptic cream afterward to keep things hygienic.

  6. Avoid touching your new piercing unless you're cleaning it. And always wash your hands first to avoid any infections.

  7. Be patient with the healing process. Wait at least four to six weeks before changing or removing your earrings to allow your piercing to heal properly.

  8. And of course, if you notice any issues with your piercing, don't hesitate to seek medical advice. It's better to be safe than sorry!

Note: Healing times for ear piercings vary depending on the location: typically, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the lobe to heal, while cartilage piercings like the conch or helix may take longer, ranging from 6 to 12 months. It's crucial to care for your new piercing throughout this time to ensure healthy healing.

So, hang in there, and before you know it, your new piercing will be all healed up and be completely ready to rock some sparkling Angara Earrings

FAQ

1. What are the safest piercing earrings for sensitive ears?
Opting for gold earrings or a thin wire is a safe choice, as gold tends to be hypoallergenic.

2. What does it feel like to pierce your ear?
The sensation is often compared to the snap of a thin, tiny rubber elastic hair band on your wrist. HHowever, pain levels vary depending on the location of the piercing, with increased sensitivity typically experienced in the upper ear areas.

3. How do I ensure the piercing hole locations are correct?
To ensure proper placement, choose a reputable studio with positive reviews, communicate any metal allergies, consider earring size and material, and confirm you're satisfied with the hole locations with pen markings before proceeding with the piercing.

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