Piercing is getting more and more modern lately, so we introduce you to one of the most popular types – Helix Piercing! Below you will find everything important about the topic, which can be of help, if you can make such a piercing – how does the stinging, there are risks, how strong is the pain, how is the cure the fastest, what care is required etc. The photos can also give you some great ideas for the
Piercing Helix is a kind of ear piercing, which is attached by the helix – the cartilaginous, beaded outline of the auricle. It looks very attractive, and is worn today by both ladies, as well as men. However, since this is a so-called cartilage piercing (as is the case with tragus piercing, for example), stinging can not be done with the ear-gun, just like a simple hole in the earlobe. That’s why it’s important to look for a professional, but that’s not a difficult task – Helix Piercing is standard in most studios today. The piercer would of course explain the risks and the process, but if you want to know more about the topic in advance, you are in the right place! And what is the actual piercing of a piercing on the helix? First, the ear is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The piercer marks the puncture site on the front of the auricle and fixes the area with special pliers, so that the canal becomes nicely straight and the place does not slip during stinging. The sting in the ear is usually made while sitting with a special piercing needle. This is actually a plastic tube with a pointed needle – in the cavity of the Erstpiercing is inserted so that it slides when pulling out the needle into the channel. This will save you the extra pain. The first piercing is usually made of a resilient, high-quality plastic and should be worn for a certain amount of time before it is replaced with a “real” Helix piercing jewelry.
Helix piercing – healing and care
Maybe now you wonder how painful the piercing of such a piercing is. In fact, the pain of piercing cartilaginous tissue is slightly greater compared to the well-perfused areas, such as the earlobes, but it is not unbearable. Normal reactions after piercing a helix piercing are: slight itching and pressure, leakage of wound fluid, swelling of the helix. As I said, the cartilage of the helix is not perfused, so the total healing takes a bit more time, compared to the normal wounds – if the healing process is good, it takes between four and six weeks, in some cases it works for a longer period – between 3 and 12 months. Even if the healing time is longer with you, do not worry – it is quite normal as long as the wound is not inflamed. To avoid this, it is crucial to follow a few rules: do not wear tight caps that put pressure on the fresh wound; take care when showering that no soap and foam get on the piercing; In the beginning you also do without creams and other care products. From the piercer you would also get a special solution that you need to clean the wound twice a day. And last but not least – it is important that you turn the piercing very carefully several times a day so that it does not grow together with the tissue. You should always wash your hands so that no dangerous bacteria get into the piercing channel. It is also recommended to sleep on the other side until the ear is completely healed. And if that happens, you can already choose a great piercing with jewelry.