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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.


Now that you have a brand new piercing it is important to keep it clean at all times so that it heals quickly without any problems. At bodyjewelleryshop.com we have a number of products which will help you look after your piercing; our fantastic saline solution will clean your piercings and stop nasty infections. Below I have listed my top tips for you to follow so you get a painless and comfortable piercing.

Ear/Cartilage Piercings:
Clean with a cotton swab soaked in saline solution at least twice a day (Don’t clean your piercing more than three times a day because it will dry out)
Avoid touching your piercing, if you have to touch it then wash hands before.
Rotate piercing because if you don’t the skin will heal to the jewellery.
Clean ears after using products in shower or bath.
Painkillers like Ibuprofen will reduce the swelling.
Contact your doctor at any sign of infection.
Make sure you wash and change your bedding regularly.

Tongue/Cheek/Lip/Labret Piercings:
Avoid hot, acidic spicy and salty foods.
To reduce swelling let some pieces of crushed ice melt on your tongue or drink a cold drink.
Rinse your mouth out 4-5 times a day with alcohol free mouthwash.
Avoid chewing gum, lots of caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and oral sexual contact.
Avoid touching your piercing, if you have to touch it then wash hands before.
Painkillers like Ibuprofen will reduce the swelling.
Contact your doctor at any sign of infection.

Nose Piercings:
Clean with a cotton swab soaked in saline solution at least twice a day.
Painkillers like Ibuprofen will reduce the swelling.
Don’t remove jewellery more than a day at a time after it has healed (When the piercing is healing don’t remove at all)
Use ice to reduce swelling.
Avoid touching your piercing, if you have to touch it then wash hands before.

Nipple Piercings:
Clean with a cotton swab soaked in saline solution at least twice a day (Don’t clean your piercing more than three times a day because it will dry out)
Clean piercing after using products in shower or bath.
Avoid tanning lotions, sun creams and other skin care products.
Use a tissue after washing to dry piercing because towels hold germs.

Navel Piercings:
Clean with a cotton swab soaked in saline solution at least twice a day (Don’t clean your piercing more than two times a day because it will dry out)
Use warm water to remove any crust that has formed.
Avoid swimming pools because of the bacteria and chlorine in water.
Blackline jewellery speeds up the healing process.
Contact your doctor at any sign of infection.
Painkillers like Ibuprofen will reduce the swelling.
Wear comfortable clothing e.g. Avoid wearing tight waist bands on your navel piercing.
Avoid touching your piercing, if you have to touch it then wash hands before.
Lavender and tea tree oil will speed up healing (Consult your piercing professional before you use them)

Genital Piercings:
Avoid creams and bodily fluids coming into contact with your piercing for first few weeks (It is advised to use condoms whilst healing)
Clean piercing once a day with salt or saline solution.
Take showers instead of baths in first few weeks because baths hold a lot of bacteria.
Avoid soaps as it will kill off your healthy bacteria which are healing your piercing.
Avoid touching your piercing, if you have to touch it then wash hands before.

Surgical Steel Ball Closure Ring

Surgical Steel Ball Closure Ring

Healing times:
Tongue piercings-3-4 weeks
Lip piercings-2-3 months
Ear lobe- 6-8 weeks
Cartilage- 4-12 months
Nipple- 3-6 months
Navel- 4-6 months
Nostril- 2-4 weeks
Nasal septum- 6-8 months
Eyebrow- 6-8 weeks

Signs of Inflammation:
You will recognise when your piercing is inflamed and at risk of infection by having redness, swelling, aching or heat symptoms. Contact your doctor if you find you have any of these signs or more.

Brighten up your appearance, whilst keeping your cartilage ear lobe piercing happy by wearing a lobe ear stud, available in a variety of designs. Ear lobe piercings can be worn in a cartilage ear lobe piercing or general lobe piercings. The designs of cartilage ear lobe piercing are broad, with everything from jewelled hearts to clawed fingers and cherries. If you know somebody with a cartilage ear lobe piercing then you can buy some stunning cartilage ear lobe jewellery as a gift, perhaps combined with other items of jewellery.


Cartilage Ear Lobe Piercing Jewellery

Tragus Bar Silver Heart & Steel Jewelled Lobe

Heart Silver Steel Tragus Bar

Heart Silver Steel Tragus Bar

This high quality surgical steel silver jewelled lobe tragus bar is the ideal way to add a sparkle to your look. The cartilage ear lobe piercing stud has a clear jewelled sterling silver heart, attached to a sturdy 8mm bar and 3mm ball. As the heart part of the earring sits comfortably on the front of your ear, you can use this for ear lobes, tragus and helix piercings.

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A cartilage piercing is located on the ear. Cartilage piercings include the tragus piercing, auricle piercing, rook piercing, helix piercing, snug piercing or pinna piercing. Cartilage piercing jewellery comes in a fabulous variety of funky designs, with unique charms and patterns to choose from to keep your cartilage piercing in style! Read more about other ear piercings on our blog!

Cartilage Piercing Rings

Cartilage Piercing Rings

Cartilage Piercing Jewellery

Our extravagant range  of piercing jewellery specifically designed for cartilage piercings includes a very unique choice of cartilage studs, featuring many different designs that create a very unique and stylish look. Cartilage piercing jewellery includes many different designs from roses, jewels and delicate, glamorous charms to the more classic hearts and stars. Don’t foget to read about cartilage piercing jewellery on our blog!

Gold Plated Cartilage Jewellery

Gold Plated Cartilage Jewellery

Stretched Cartilage Piercings

Cartilage piercings are difficult to stretch and are most often kept at small sizes, such as 1.2mm or 1.6mm. Check out our fantastic range of fake ear plugs that can be worn in your cartilage piercing to create the illusion of a stretched cartilage piercing!

PTFE Jewellery for Cartilage Piercings

PTFE Jewellery for Cartilage Piercings

Diary of a Snug Piercing

Read this fantastic diary of the snug cartilage piercing, to find out more about the process of piercing and healing cartilage piercings!

Cartilage Piercing Ear Cuff

Cartilage Piercing Ear Cuff

Choosing the right industrial piercing jewellery can have a huge effect on how your industrial piercing heals but fortunately there is a great choice of jewellery out there, so you can make sure your industrial piercing feels and looks great.

Industrial piercings consist of two ear-rim piercings with one bar worn through both piercings. They can be pierced straight across the ear horizontally or at any angle. Industrials look amazing and there are lots of different bars you can wear in yours. The key thing to remember is that your industrial piercing jewellery must fit correctly – badly fitting jewellery can put pressure on the piercings, resulting in discomfort, rejection or migration. Luckily all you need to do is measure the length of barbell you need. To find this out measure a bar you already have or measure across the piercing, from the outside of one piercing to the outside of the other.

Plain Industrial Piercing Jewellery

The simplest and easiest kind of industrial piercing jewellery is a plain barbell. You can get your industrial piercing done with a plain barbell and they offer a clean, simple look for smart occasions. Any barbell can be worn in an industrial as long at it is big enough – never wear a barbell that is too short in your industrial piercing!

Blackline Industrial Piercing Barbell

Blackline Industrial Piercing Barbell

Long Surgical Steel Barbell

Long Surgical Steel Barbell

BioFlex Industrial Piercing Barbell

BioFlex Industrial Piercing Barbell


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Cartilage piercing jewellery is specifically designed for cartilage piercings. A cartilage piercing is located on the ear, such as the tragus piercing, auricle piercing, rook piercing, helix piercing, snug piercing or pinna piercing. Cartilage piercing jewellery comes in a fabulous variety of funky designs, with unique charms and patterns to choose from to keep your cartilage piercing in style!
Cartilage Piercing Tragus Studs

Cartilage Piercing Tragus Studs

Cartilage Piercing Jewellery Studs

This stunning range of cartilage piercing jewellery includes a very unique choice of cartilage piercing studs, with one removable threaded ball or accessory that screws onto the main barbell stem. Cartilage piercing jewellery includes many different designs from roses, jewels and delicate, glamorous cartilage charms to the more classic hearts and stars.

Cartilage Piercing Jewellery Cuffs

Cartilage Piercing Jewellery Cuffs

Cartilage Piercing Jewellery Shields and Cuffs

These gorgeous cartilage piercing shields and cuffs are very unique and look fabulous for all occasions! Treat your cartilage piercing to a refreshing new style, with many different designs to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. This cartilage piercing jewellery features a selection of cuffs and hanging charms that drop down from your cartilage piercing.

Helix Cartilage Piercing Jewellery

Helix Cartilage Piercing Jewellery

Cartilage Piercing Tragus Studs

These jazzy cartilage tragus studs are designed to sit through the tragus cartilage piercing. Add a touch of sparkle with the jewelled tragus studs or some funky style with the hearts, stars, screws, padlock and feather!

Cartilage Piercing Jewellery

Cartilage Piercing Jewellery