Cartilage Piercing Healing Problems

How to Make Healing a Cartilage Piercing Easier

“Is there anything I can do to stop irritating my helix cartilage piercing? I have many other piercings (lip, monroe, nipples, navel) and none of them have been as much of a pain in the arse as this helix. I sleep on it by accident, or I accidentally snag it on a towel or while getting a haircut and it gets irritated. It’s winter here and it’s such a pain I’m considering removing it because I’ve had it for over a year yet it’s still so fuzzy.”

Cartilage piercings can definitely be challenging to heal. They tend to get bumped, caught, snagged and slept on a lot. Some people are able to incorporate helix piercings into their life pretty easily, but it can be a real challenge for other.

cartilage piercing healing

Helix cartilage piercings

There are a couple of things you can try to make the healing easier:

1) Try rolling up a towel and form it into a circle. Use it as a headrest when you are sleeping. It will give your head some support while leaving an open space for your ear. This should reduce the irritation from sleeping on it.

2) Slow down. It can be hard to make adjustments to our daily routines like drying off after a shower, how we put our shirts on etc. However, making those adjustments is something that is necessary when healing a cartilage piercing. Your piercing is a wound that is trying to heal. That means it is a bit fragile. If you don’t take the time to be careful with it, it’s going to get beaten-up and it will be hard to heal.

3) Let your hair stylist know that you have a piercing that is healing and ask them to be cautious around it. Most stylists are happy to take extra care with healing ear piercings.

4) You should ensure that your aftercare/cleaning routine isn’t contributing to the irritation. We suggest using a sterile saline wound wash solution for cleaning your piercing. if your piercing studio doesn’t carry it you can find it at most pharmacies. You should avoid soaps, alcohol, peroxide, pierced-ear solutions and other harsh chemicals, as well as antibiotic ointments and creams. These chemicals are not designed to be inside your body and they will damage the delicate tissue your body is trying to form to heal your piercing.

It’s also VERY important that you touch your piercing as little as possible while it is healing. Touching the piercing and moving the jewelry are two of the most-common reasons people have problems with their piercings.

Having said all of that, not every piercing is going to work for every person (or their lifestyle). If you feel that you are simply tired of dealing with it, or you don’t want to/can’t make the adjustments needed to accommodate the piercing, there is nothing wrong with deciding to remove it.

Hopefully this helps. Good luck!

 

Triple Forward Helix Piercings with BVLA and NeoMetal Jewelry

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triple forward helix piercing with jewelry from BVLA and NeoMetal

triple forward helix piercing with jewelry from BVLA and NeoMetal

 

When we posted our first picture of triple forward helix piercingsback in December of 2011, we had no idea we would be on the leading edge of the wave of popularity that would follow. Shortly afterwards, triple forward helix piercings were everywhere; it almost seemed like their popularity rivaled that of the navel piercing in the mid-to-late 90’s.

In addition to triple forward helix piercings, “triples” done on all different parts of the ears quickly took off. Again, we found ourselves on the forefront of that movement as our piercers created new, interesting, and never-before-seen combinations using amazing jewelry from Body Visions Los Angeles, Anatometall and NeoMetal

As a studio, we are incredibly lucky to have clients that have wonderful taste in jewelry and who trust our piercers and jewelry specialists to help them choose unique and fun jewelry combinations.

Even after nearly 3 years, and many hundreds of triple forward helix piercings (and other triples), our clients and piercers continue to draw from our large-and-ever-changing selection of jewelry to create never-before-seen-combinations.

For these triple forward helix piercings, Dan’s client chose a black rhodium Indian Wheel from BVLA Jewelry as the centerpiece of her project and accented it with two amethyst gems from NeoMetal Titanium Body Jewelry.

Triple Piercing of Beautyosity!

triple helix piercings

triple helix piercings

Courtney and her client assembled this collection of jewelry for her triple helix piercings, showcasing a white gold mini-Nanda from body vision los angeles and two CZ accent gems from ANATOMETAL.

Cartilage Piercing with Flower from BVLA

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Helix piercing with flower from Body Vision Los Angeles

Helix piercing with flower from Body Vision Los Angeles

Dan’s client made this traditional helix piercing pretty exceptional when she picked out this body vision los angeles flower with coral petals and a lapis center.

Double Helix Piercing with Gold Jewelry

Double helxi piercing with jewelry by body vision los angeles

Double helxi piercing with jewelry by body vision los angeles

This young lady got her original helix piercing at the shop several years ago for her 18th birthday. Courtney added a new one on top with a little clear gem to match- it so simple, but we love this jewelry combination!

Jewelry by body vision los angeles.

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Another taste of the large Body Vision Los Angeles order we just received: The Pleades. This piece has been a stand-out since the very first time it arrived in the studio. It is shown here (L to R) in white … Continue reading

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Our newest piercer, dansteinbacher, did these three helix piercings with great choices in jewelry. All the jewelry, included the piece in her daith piercing, is from body body vision los angeles.

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Yesterday, dansteinbacher did this fun single helix piercing using a five-gem cluster. The placement he chose works perfectly to enhance the shape and flow of his client’s ear. The jewelry is from anatometal, the originators of this type of cluster … Continue reading

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We are totally geeking out over these four helix piercings that Courtney did yesterday. The jewelry ensemble she and her client put together is simple and elegant, but really striking. The three lower piercings feature rose gold beads, while the … Continue reading