There are several different types of ear piercings, each with their own unique name and placement. We've prepared a handy diagram with their names and locations to help guide and inspire you!
Lobe Piercing: This is the most common type of ear piercing, located on the soft, fleshy part at the bottom of the earlobe.
Helix Piercing: This piercing is located on the upper cartilage of the ear and can be done in a variety of locations, including the forward helix, middle helix, and outer helix.
Tragus Piercing: This piercing is located on the small, raised piece of cartilage in front of the ear canal.
Conch Piercing: This piercing is located in the center of the ear's flat inner cartilage.
Rook Piercing: This piercing is located in the upper part of the ear's inner cartilage, just above the tragus.
Industrial Piercing: This piercing involves two separate piercings that are connected by a single piece of jewelry, typically a barbell.
Daith Piercing: This piercing is located in the innermost fold of cartilage above the ear canal.
Snug Piercing: This piercing is located on the inner cartilage of the ear, just above the anti-tragus.
Orbital Piercing: This piercing involves two piercings in the ear connected by a single piece of jewelry, typically a hoop or circular barbell.
These are just a few of the most common types of ear piercings. Each type of piercing requires careful consideration of the location and size of the jewelry, as well as proper aftercare to ensure proper healing. It's important to work with an experienced and reputable piercer to ensure a safe and successful piercing experience.