The helix is the ridge around the outer edge of the ear. It's typically thin, but it is cartilage in the middle. If you touch it, you can probably feel the cartilage inside the squishy skin. Depending on your anatomy, you may have more helix, or you may have less.
If you're ridgeless, don't fret! I've only got a forward helix myself, so there's no industrial piercing for me. But I can get piercings on the flat of my ear, and it's a great spot for creativity too.
So, you can go forward helix (towards the front, pointing towards the face), back of the helix (you can pair jewelry further down the lobe if you like) or the top of the helix, which is where you'll often see the double or triple helix piercings.
A double helix or triple helix is where there are multiple piercings stacked in a row, often with coordinating jewelry to highlight the look. And yes, double and triples look really cool. The helix is also a great place for chains. Do you have a short nostril chain? Try stringing it between helix piercings or using it on the same piercing to create a fun look. A row of chains can link a double or triple helix, and a chain can also connect to lobe piercings. We even have some double and triple helix jewelry made just for this purpose.
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