The different types of ear piercings They are characterized by giving personality and style to this part of the body, being able to make hundreds of different combinations. To choose the correct size it is important to know where the hole is located, and what is the thickness of our cartilage or lobe. This will determine that the piercing fits us well or not.
When the hole is located in the innermost part of the ear, you will need a larger size (10 mm), as well as if the cartilage or lobe is thicker. If, on the other hand, the cartilage or lobe is thin and the piercing is located in a more external part, the 8 mm is recommended. The 12 mm is the most recommended for the Conch or Lobe piercing.
If you want to know more about the names of ear piercings for women and men, then AmericanPost.News shares the different types of piercing you can get as well as the one that causes the most pain.
Types of ear piercings for men
These are all the types of ear piercings for men and where they are located:
- Helix: hole in the upper part of the cartilage.
- Industrial: two holes in the earlobe connected by a jewel.
- Auricular: it is made in the outer cartilage at mid-height.
- Antihelix: It is placed on the curved edge between the ear and the head.
- Snug: it is placed in the vertical part that is in the internal area of the cartilage, on the antitragus.
- Tower (or rook): it is located in the cartilage area that is on the inside of the ear.
- Orbital: Two holes in the cartilage joined by a jewel, usually located in the helix area.
- Internal helix (or daith): hole in the internal cartilage of the ear.
- Shell (or conch): there are two types, interior and exterior, and they are made in the cartilage area in the shape of a shell.
- Tragus: It is located in the central part of the ear between the face and the inner cartilage.
- Antitragus: hole in the cartilage of the inner area of the ear, in front of the tragus.
- Lobe: hole in the lowest part of the lobe.
- Upper lobe: hole at the top of the lobe.
- Transverse lobe: horizontal hole along the earlobe.
What is the piercing that hurts the most in the ear?
All piercings hurt with more or less intensity. The pain should only last a second, but the area may be tender for a week or so. The most painful ear piercings are the ‘conch’ (half ear but in cartilage) Y the ‘industry’ (the bar across the top of the ear).
What is the most risky piercing?
According to a health specialist, the piercings that generate the most risks and complications are tongue, lip and genital piercings. That is why it is suggested to know all the care of the different types of piercings in the ear and in other parts of the body before carrying it out.
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