# Industrial Barbell Earrings

An industrial piercing is two piercings of the ear cartilage, connected by a single long, straight barbell. A helix piercing and an anti-helix piercing togther make the industrial piercing. The helix piercing is a hole in the outer curve of the upper ear, the anti-helix piercing is a hole in the ear cartilage, where the top of the ear connects to the head. Placing a straight barbell through the two piercings makes them an industrial piercing. Use straight barbells for this peircing, standard gauge size is 14 gauge.