Cartilage piercing refers to the piercing of any of the cartilage of the body and the most common areas are the nose and the ear. Cartilage piercings have become a fad now as they help in defining the style statement of an individual. These types of piercings not only boosts the confidence of an individual but are considered to be a kind of body art and self-expression too. There are various types of ear cartilage piercings such as helix, antihelix, conch, antitragus and the nose cartilage piercings include nostril, septum, and the nose tip piercings.
Some Popular Cartilage Piercings
- Helix: The two types of popular, in-vogue piercings are the industrial and the forward helix. In the forward helix, the piercing is done on the helix apex and where it connects to the head. Industrials are multiple piercings united by single jewelry piece such as a barbell.
- Antihelix: Snug and rook, are the two types of antihelix piercings. Both these type of piercings impart a unique appearance to the wearer. The rook piercing gives the jewelry a vertical look and the snug piercing makes the wearer look stylish.
- Nostril: This type of cartilage piercing passes through either side of the nostril and ends in the inner part of the nose. The high nostril piercing is done on the top part of nose closer to nose bone and this is a craze now among the young generation.
What Should You Know about Cartilage Piercings?
- The after-care can be painful and you will not be able to wash your ear for the first two days. Use a sterile solution of saline for wiping your ear.
- Trying to fall asleep can be difficult for the first few days until you get used to it.
Try these popular cartilage piercings and redefine your fashion statement.
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