Category Archives: Ear Piercings

Treat yourself to gorgeous style with our range of rose ear piercing jewellery. These ear piercing studs and bars feature detailed roses in both silver and surgical steel. They look beautiful in your piercings and make it easy to add a little glamour to any outfit. No matter which ear piercings you have, these pieces of ear piercing jewellery are a fabulous choice and make great gifts.

Rose Ear Piercing Bars

Our rose ear piercing bars feature solid silver roses on surgical steel bars. This means that you get the comfort of high quality surgical steel, with the beautiful shine of polished silver. They come in four different designs including the three that you can see here. The silver rose ear piercing bar on the left is one of our best-sellers and it’s easy to see why. The elegant rose and leaf detail look lovely in helix piercings and really glamorous. All four designs are very unique and make a stylish statement in any ear piercing.

Silver Rose Ear Piercing Bar

Silver Rose Ear Piercing Bar

Silver Rose Ear Piercing Stud

Silver Rose Ear Piercing Stud

Silver Rose Industrial Ear Piercing Bar

Silver Rose Industrial Ear Piercing Bar



Threaded Rose Accessories

You can also customise your existing piercing jewellery with these threaded roses. These threaded accessories can be added to any piece of threaded ear piercing jewellery, such as straight and curved barbells or labret studs.

Externally Threaded Silver Rose

Externally Threaded Silver Rose

Internally Threaded Steel Rose

Internally Threaded Steel Rose



Ear-Stretching-Guide-101

Welcome to the Body Jewellery Shop Ear Stretching Guide 101! This series of posts will discuss the different methods, jewellery, styles and risks of ear stretching, as well as showing you how to stretch your ears in a safe and healthy way.
Ear stretching is an ancient art practiced by many different cultures with a long history. It is a fascinating area of body modification and one that actually changes the shape of your body – it’s easy to see why it was and is so popular. It is relatively easy to do and can have a big impact on the way you look, but conversely there are plenty of ways to stretch your ears incorrectly, leading to some of the common risks of ear stretching. Fortunately most of the pitfalls can be remedied with a little information and simply taking care to work with your body.

Ear stretching is a huge subject and everyone has their own opinions about how it should be done, but I hope to give you all the information to make your own decisions about how to stretch your ears. We’ll be talking about some of the common questions and misconceptions that people have about ear stretching, how to deal with ear stretching risks and even how to hide your stretchings at work. I would love to hear your thoughts on ear stretching, so if you have a question about ear stretching or there is something that you want to know more about, let us know!

This post is part of our Ear Stretching Guide 101 series. Click on the link to see the whole series.


How-To-Care-For-Daith-Piercings

Daith piercings are a lovely alternative to helix or tragus piercings with pretty much the same healing process. Daith piercings pass through the central fold of ear cartilage, in front of the ear opening. They are usually pierced as close to the ear opening as possible, although other placements are possible. The name “daith” comes from the Hebrew word for knowledge, chosen by a student of Hebrew who was the first person to get this piercing. You can wear a circular barbell, curved barbell or BCR in your daith piercing – depending on how much space there is in that part of your ear.


How To Care For New Daith Piercing

Daith piercings usually heal in 6 to 18 weeks and should be kept clean and dry. You should clean your piercing twice daily with saline solution and avoid submerging it in water. Make sure that your hair does not become tangled in the jewellery and try not to fiddle with it too much.

As with any piercing, it is important to keep an eye on your daith for any changes or signs of infection. Common signs of infection are persistent soreness, redness, swelling or if the skin feels hot. If you experience any of these symptoms please consult a piercer immediately. Because this is a cartilage piercing, special care must be taken in case of an infection. If untreated, infection can become trapped in between the layers of cartilage and cause permanent damage to it. Fortunately most piercing infections can be avoided with proper care, but is it important to be aware of the risks.

Once healed, your daith piercing will require very little care – simply clean with saline as needed.


How-To-Care-For-Ear-Cartilage-Piercings

Ear cartilage piercings look great and there are lots of different placements to choose from. There are at least eight different ear cartilage piercings that you can get, which makes them extremely popular and a great choice regardless of how many piercings you have. Cartilage piercings heal well and are easy to take care of, but they do take longer to heal than “softer” piercings such as ear lobe and lip piercings. This is because the ear cartilage does not receive as much blood supply. Most ear cartilage piercings heal in six to eighteen weeks and require very little care once fully healed.

As with all body piercings, it is important to visit a dedicated professional piercer for your ear cartilage piercings as opposed to a hairdresser or jewellery shop. A dedicated piercer will have the proper training needed to perform your piercing correctly with a needle, as opposed to a piercing gun. Piercing guns harbour germs and bacteria because they cannot be fully sterilised. They can also damage the cartilage and lead to a more difficult healing process.

Caring For New Ear Cartilage Piercings

Like all body piercings, new ear cartilage piercings should be kept clean and dry. You should clean your piercing twice daily with saline solution and avoid submerging it in water. Keep your hair away from the piercing and try not to fiddle with it.

Your ear cartilage piercing should feel progressively better, but consult your piercer if you experience any of the following: swelling, persistent redness, increasing/sharp pain or skin that feels hot to touch. These can be signs of an infected piercing and need to be dealt with immediately. When it comes to infection, cartilage piercings require a little more vigilance – it is possible for infection to trapped in between the layers of cartilage and actually destroy it. Most piercing-related infections can be prevented with proper aftercare, but it is important to be aware of the risks and symptoms.


Whether you have two ear piercings or twelve, it is important to find ear piercing studs that combine style and comfort. Most high street earrings are made of cheap metals that can irritate your piercings, with butterfly backings that attract germs and bacteria. Our ear piercing studs are made from high quality body piercing materials such as surgical steel, titanium and BioFlex. They are non-irritating and can be worn in any ear piercing, from standard ear piercings to helix, conch and tragus piercings. We have a huge range of ear piercing studs, so there is a style for every outfit.

BioFlex Ear Piercing Studs

These BioFlex labret studs make excellent earrings and can be worn in almost any ear piercing. They feature a BioFlex stem with silver heads in cool designs like hearts, stars and jewelled balls. BioFlex is one of the most comfortable and biocompatible materials out there, so these BioFlex studs are very comfortable to wear. They are flexible can reduce irritation almost immediately. I therefore recommend BioFlex ear studs if your piercings are easily irritated or have become sore after wearing cheap earrings. We have lots of different designs and they are also very comfortable for sleeping.

Star Wheel Ear Piercing Stud

Star Wheel Ear Piercing Stud

Heart Ear Piercing Stud

Heart Ear Piercing Stud

Butterfly Ear Piercing Stud

Butterfly Ear Piercing Stud



Silver and Steel Ear Piercing Studs

These ear piercing studs feature solid silver designs on high quality surgical steel bars. They give you a really bright and glamorous look and come in over thirty gorgeous designs. These ear studs can be worn in almost any ear piercings and start at just £2.45 – cheaper than most regular earrings. They are however much more comfortable to wear. The surgical steel is non-irritating and unlike standard earrings with butterfly backs, these studs are easy to keep clean. This means that your ear piercings will feel great and are much less likely to become irritated.

Blue Bow Ear Piercing Stud

Blue Bow Ear Piercing Stud

Pink Leaves Ear Piercing Stud

Pink Leaves Ear Piercing Stud

Feather Ear Piercing Stud

Feather Ear Piercing Stud



Ear Piercing Aftercare

Whether you have two piercings or twenty, the odds are that your first was an ear piercing. Ear piercings are easy to take care of and heal easily, making them a hassle free piercing, no matter which type of ear piercing you get. There are at least ten different types of ear piercing, and in this post I will outline the basic piercing aftercare that you need to keep your ear piercing feeling and looking great.

Ear Lobe Piercing Aftercare

Ear lobe piercings typically heal in six to ten weeks and are very easy to take care of. The most important thing is to keep your ear piercing clean and dry during the healing period. Clean the piercing twice daily with saline solution and avoid swimming or submerging the piercing in water. Try to keep your hair away from the piercing – your hair can introduce bacteria to the piercing and catch on the jewellery.

Always go to a proper piercing studio rather than a hairdresser or jewellery shop. By going to a piercing studio you are more likely to be seen by a fully trained body piercer in a fully hygienic environment. They will be able to answer your questions and follow-up enquiries are usually free. It is also important to choose needle piercing over a piercing gun. Piercing guns cannot be sterilised and can therefore harbour bacteria that impede the healing process.

Cartilage Ear Piercing Aftercare

The aftercare process for cartilage ear piercings is the same as for an ear lobe piercing: clean twice daily with saline solution and keep it dry. It is important to take special care with cartilage piercings, as the consequences of an infected piercing can be more serious. The infection can become trapped in between the layers of cartilage in your ear and in even destroy the cartilage in extreme cases. Fortunately, infections can be prevented by proper piercing aftercare. However you should consult your piercer if you experience persistent swelling, redness, pain or the skin being hot to touch.


How To Care For Helix Piercings

Helix piercings are popular, easy to heal and allow you to wear a wide range of stylish jewellery. They are pierced through the outer rim of the ear and can be placed anywhere around the top half of your ear. Helix piercings don’t usually hurt any more than a standard ear piercing and typically heal in eight to sixteen weeks. Although helix piercing healing is fairly straightforward, it is important to go to a proper piercing studio, as opposed to a hairdressers or jewellery shop. Cartilage piercings can be difficult to place and should not be done with a piercing gun. Piercing guns can cause trauma to the cartilage and cannot be completely sterilised, which means that they can introduce harmful bacteria to your piercing.

How To Care For New Helix Piercings

The most important part of caring for your new helix piercing is keeping it clean and dry. Clean your piercing twice daily with saline solution and avoid submerging it in water. Avoid swimming pools in particular, as they contain not only harmful bacteria but also chlorine that will irritate your piercing. Keep your hair away from the piercing and keep consult your piercer if you notice persistent swelling, pain or redness. These can be signs of an infection, which can become more serious in a cartilage piercing than a standard ear piercing. Infection can become trapped in between the layers of cartilage and even destroy it in extreme cases, so get treatment immediately. Fortunately most piercing infections can be prevented with proper aftercare, but it is important to be aware of the symptoms. With proper care your helix piercing should heal up quickly and requires very little care once healed.


How To Care For Tragus Piercings

Tragus piercings are one of the most popular ear cartilage piercings and they are relatively simply to heal and take care of. The tragus is the little nub of cartilage in front of your ear canal and although it can vary a lot in size, most people are able to get a tragus piercing. Tragus piercings look great and they are a perfect first cartilage piercing.

Tragus piercings can be performed with small barbells, BCRs or labret. I recommend getting pierced with a simple barbell or BCR – you can always change the jewellery to something more eye-catching when your tragus has healed. Some people find that their tragus jewellery makes wearing in-ear headphones uncomfortable. If you have this problem I recommend wearing a labret stud – the flat back leaves more room for the headphones.


How To Care For New Tragus Piercings

Tragus piercings usually heal well in between eight to eighteen weeks. You should clean your tragus piercing twice daily with saline solution and refrain from changing your jewellery until fully healed. Avoid swimming and submersion in water during the healing period, as this can introduce bacteria to the piercing.

Provided that you care for your tragus piercing correctly, the chance of infection is very low. But is it important to be aware that infections can be more complicated in cartilage piercings, compared to soft tissue piercings e.g. lip piercings. This is because the infection can become trapped in between the layers of cartilage and even destroy the cartilage in extreme cases. For this reason you should be vigilant for any signs of infection such as redness, pain or the skin feeling hot. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult an experienced piercer immediately.


How-To-Care-For-Conch-Piercings

Conch piercings are a popular type of ear cartilage piercing. They are relatively easy to heal but special care should be taken with any cartilage piercing. Provided that you take proper care of your conch piercing, it should heal well. Conch piercings typically take between six and eight weeks to heal.

Conch piercings are usually pierced with a small barbell. Ball closure rings can also be worn in conch piercings, but they are not advised while the piercing is healing. This is because they are more likely to get caught on clothing and can be uncomfortable. A labret stud is also ideal for conch piercings and some people find them more comfortable.


How To Care For New Conch Piercings

Conch piercings require the same aftercare as any ear cartilage piercings. They should be cleaned twice daily with saline solution and kept dry. Swimming and submersion in water can introduce harmful bacteria, so they should be avoided. Try not to fiddle with your piercing or touch it too much, as this also introduces bacteria to the piercing.

It is important to monitor any new piercing for infection but I recommend being especially vigilant with a conch piercing. This is because infection can become trapped in between the layers of ear cartilage. If this happens, infection can spread and even destroy the cartilage. Provided that you take proper care of your conch piercing, the risk of infection is very low. But if you experience pain, redness, swelling or any unusual symptoms please consult your piercer immediately.
Once your conch piercing is healed, it requires very little care – simply clean with saline as needed. If your piercing becomes sore after it has healed, you may find titanium, blackline or BioFlex jewellery more comfortable.


How To Care For Ear Piercings

Ear piercings are probably the most popular type of body piercing the world and there are many different types of ear piercings to choose from. They are easy to take care of but some people make the mistake of thinking that they do not require the same care and attention that other piercings need. That said, as long as you keep your ear piercing clean and listen to your body, there is no reason for you to have any problems at all. This post will tell you how to take care of a new ear piercing and how to make sure that your piercings stay happy and healthy for as long as you have them.

As with any piercing, I recommend that you go to a professional body piercing rather than having it done by a non-professional or somewhere that does not specialize in piercing e.g. a hairdresser or mainstream jewellery shop. A professional piercer will be specially trained and be able to answer all your question about jewellery and aftercare. They should have clean premises and use new, sterile instruments throughout the piercing process. They should be able to answer all your questions and help you make the right decisions. Most people would agree that this is important for other body piercing, but many are less careful with ear piercings. While well intentioned, staff in hairdressers and jewellery shops are not as well trained and do not have a clean, dedicated room in which to perform piercings. This can increase the risk of poorly placed piercings and the risk of infection – it simply isn’t worth it! Your ears deserve better, so always go to a dedicated piercing studio with professionally trained body piercers.


How To Care For Ear Lobe Piercings

Ear lobe piercings are very easy to take care of. You can clean your ear piercing with saline solution or a body friendly oil such as jojoba or olive oil. Simply dip a cotton bud into the oil or saline and gently remove any dirt or lymph from both the piercing site and the jewellery. A new ear piercing may be tender, but it should not hurt to clean it and healed piercings should not hurt at all.

Healed ear piercings can become sore, usually due to a reaction with your jewellery. This is especially common after wearing cheap earrings or jewellery containing nickel. If you suspect a jewellery-based reaction, clean the piercing and switch to non-irritating jewellery such as titanium or BioFlex. If the irritation persists even after changing your jewellery, a salt soak can help. This means soaking your ear piercing in warm water. To do this, fill a suitable container – a shot glass is ideal – with a warm salt solution made with boiled water. Use the hottest water that is comfortable and soak your ear in the solution until it cools. If the irritation still persists, consult your piercer.

How To Care For Ear Cartilage Piercings

Ear cartilage piercings can be cared for in much the same way as ear lobe piercings. However infections in cartilage piercings can be much more serious, so it is important to be vigilant for irritation or changes in your piercing. If your cartilage piercing becomes infected, the infection can spread into the rest of your ear cartilage and cant be very painful. An infected ear cartilage piercing will be very sore, red and hot to touch. It may also swell up. If you think your cartilage piercing if infected and it doesn’t get better in a couple of days I recommend consulting a piercer. They will be able to tell you whether it is serious and what to do. Most piercing infections are minor, but they can occasionally be serious, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.