What is a Helix Piercing?
The Helix is the prominent rim or fold surrounding the auricle or in other words, the helix spans from the outer-upper curve of the ear all the way to where it connects to your head. People may get one or more piercings side by side.
what is a Forward helix?
Where the helix spans from the outer-upper curve of the ear all the way to where it connects to your head. The area closest to your head is is where a forward helix piercing would be placed.
Why get a Helix Piercing?
Helix piercings are one of the most common piercings next to lobe piercings. They look really cool especially when you have multiple helix piercings in. The best thing is that you can wear a wide variety of jewelry in your helix.
Does it hurt?
The pain levels are all over the board with this one. Some say it hurts a lot and some people say it barely hurts. Either way its going to hurt a little more then a lobe piercing. It feels like a sharp quick pinch that turns into a dull ache. The ache typically lasts about 2 weeks to a month.
How long is the healing process?
The healing process for your helix can take anywhere from 3-6 months. The cartilage heals from the outside in, so even if it looks OK on the outside you shouldn’t assume that it is fully healed.
Helix Piercing Jewelry
Most often, captive rings are used as starter jewelry for single helix piercings, and sometimes spiral barbell rings are used as the starter jewelry for double and triple helix piercings. (Note that it may be more comfortable for you to wear individual captive rings in multiple helix piercings while they’re healing, then switch to a spiral in 6-9 months once they’re fully healed.)
Forward Helix Jewelry
A labret stud is the ideal starter jewelry for a forward helix piercing.
*Helix piercing video. Views discretion advised.*