Multiple Cartilage Piercings – Not Just a Passing Trend

Posted by Jenna Shay on

Multiple cartilage piercings have been all the rage in the last few years, and it’s easy to see why celebs like Zoe Kravitz, Rihanna and Blake Lively are so fond of the trend.

While some of these glamorous gals have 5+ piercings on each ear, this number isn’t necessarily common among all women. It can be intimidating to think of finding a piercing studio for your next piercing, especially if it’s been a decade or more since your earlobes were first pierced.

Take a deep breath and fear not! Knowledge of the piercing process and proper planning can help the road to your next piercing be way less bumpy.

Cartilage Piercing Placement

With over ten cartilage piercing options, you may be wondering which ones are most ideal for you. Whether you’re adding to an existing collection of piercings or starting fresh, it’s best to have a few potential options picked out for your visit to the piercing shop.

Girl with Conch & Lobe Piercings

Selecting multiple piercing possibilities is important, since some piercings depend on individual anatomy. Some placements are not ideal for certain people and that’s okay! The next step after making your tentative choices is to talk to a reputable piercer to make sure these piercings are plausible for you. Once you’ve completed this step, consider your options in relation to healing.

Cartilage Piercing Healing

As a last consideration before making your final piercing choice, think carefully about the healing time and aftercare involved in your chosen piercing. Lobe piercings tend to have the shortest recovery window since fatty tissue generally takes less time, around 2-3 months, to fully heal.

The same cannot be said for piercings on the cusp of the ear like helix variations and industrial piercings, which generally take around six months to completely heal. Deeper piercings that puncture even thicker cartilage, like rook, daith and snug piercings, can take up to a hear to fully heal.

In addition to healing time, remember that you’ll have to be diligent about keeping your piercing clean as it heals. Be honest with yourself about the amount of healing time you want to take on, and don’t hesitate to ask your piercer any questions you may have about this process. It’s better to be safe than sorry when you’re making a decision that will affect your health.

Once this step is completed, you have all the necessary information to decide on your next piercing. We know you’ll look great no matter what you choose!