Ever get confused about what the names of all the different types of ear piercings are? Look no further! We've created this easy-to-use guide where you'll learn about popular ear piercings as well as what type of jewelry works best for them.
A helix piercing is any piercing on the upper cartilage of your ear. There are actually different types of helix piercings: standard single helix (one piercing), double helix (two piercings), triple helix (three piercings), forward helix, and the anti-helix (or snug).
The most popular jewelry worn in the helix piercing are rings and studs.
The tragus piercing is located on the small area of cartilage right next to your ear canal. Even though the location is small, you can still wear studs, rings, and barbells in a tragus piercing.
The daith piercing is located on the inner cartilage of the ear right near the conch area. Rings and curved jewelry are the easiest to wear in the daith piercing.
An industrial piercing is two separate ear cartilage piercings that typically use one long bar to connect them. It's always important to discuss with your piercer whether an industrial piercing will be appropriate for your ear as everyone's anatomy is different.
The conch piercing is a single piercing through the center cartilage of the ear. There are two styles: inner conch and outer conch.
The rook piercing is a cartilage piercing in the upper cartilage of your ear, located above the tragus. The best jewelry to wear in this piercing are rings.
The anti-tragus piercing is located directly across from the tragus piercing on the rim of cartilage above your earlobe. Most people prefer to wear rings in this piercing, but you can also wear curved jewelry.
The snug is nicknamed the "anti-helix" piercing. It's located in between the rim of your ear and your inner cartilage, and above the anti-tragus. The best jewelry to wear in this piercing are rings.