If you've noticed one trend currently dominating the scene, you've probably noticed that almost everyone has opted for a cartilage piercing recently. From the smaller piercings to the bigger (and more menacing) piercings, they are an easy way to decorate your ear in a less permanent way (think: tattoos).
Of course, just like any other procedure, there are are important ideas to keep in mind. Think long and hard about the location of your piercing keeping in mind that certain areas will hurt more than others. Once you've actually taken the plunge, it's crucial that you clean the area properly every single day. This means that you must wash your hands before touching it to prevent infections and cleaning it with a saline solution twice a day.
The healing process for a piercing takes somewhere between three to six months, and throughout this time period, you must be patient. You might want to change your jewelry, but changing it before the piercing is completely healed might result in a closed piercing. Continue cleaning it until it's continue healed and sit tight!
Caring for your piercing is tremendously important, but let's move on to the fun stuff… jewelry. Your piercing studio will have options to choose from, but the options are normally extremely limited, and if you want to inject a little bit more of your personally, buy your own ahead of time. We're inspired by piercings like these…
Are you planning on a piercing? Let us know where and when in the comments!