A Helix Piercing, which is sometimes known as just a Cartilage Piercing, usually refers to two different placements. The outer helix and the inner flat part.
Outer Helix refers to the ridge of the cartilage, starting from the end of the earlobe and going up to the top of the ear.
Inner Helix or Flat Piercing refers to the innermost flat surface on the upper part of the ear.
The sensation of the piercing does not differ much from placement to placement. The neural network is mostly the same across the whole area.
Helix Piercing is considered to be an easy and very popular placement, which quite often acts as the protagonist of an Ear Curation. It can be decorated with a large piece of jewellery, which would Star the curation, or an alternative approach can be a combination of smaller and medium sized jewellery.
Depending on your anatomy, our Jewellery Specialist or skilled Piercer will design your ear and select the best jewellery for you, personally. Generally speaking, almost all types of jewellery will fit some anatomies. The only thing we do not recommend as initial piercing jewellery, is a hoop. They have to be quite thick and quite large in order to have a good healing chance, and even then they can be quite challenging. It is best to pick your staring jewellery from our countless fancy stud options, which could also be your permanent jewellery if you wish. If you have your mind set on wearing a delicate little hoop, you can do so after the piercing heals completely.
Healing would take on average six to twelve months, but each person heals differently.
Please, carefully read and follow our Aftercare Instructions and take very good care of your piercing to avoid any complications. We are with you for the entire healing journey, with free checkups and advice along the way.
For our Piercing Fees please visit our Piercing Prices page and for a booking please follow this link.
You can browse much of our jewellery selection online by clicking here, or some of the Helix Piercing Jewellery range here. Depending on your anatomy, some really impressive jewellery can fit there!
Finally you can browse Our Work page, or our Instagram feed, for piercing placements, combinations and ideas. We have tagged the jewellery used so you can get a price guidance or to conveniently add them to your cart.