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Published Thursday, March 14, 2024

Rook Piercings: Your Complete Guide

So, what's a rook piercing, you ask? It's a unique cartilage piercing located along the inner ear ridge. This ridge hosts various piercings, and the rook is specifically placed at the top curve, just above the daith. Unlike some other piercings, the rook goes through one side of the ridge and out the other, avoiding the back of the ear.


Does It Hurt?

Pain levels can differ from person to person, but generally speaking, the rook is considered a bit higher on the pain scale, typical for cartilage piercings. Choosing a reliable piercer who can guide you through what to expect is key.


Jewelry Used For This Piercing

The jewelry used for a rook piercing often includes 16g curved barbells or small rings like clickers or captives. Your piercer will advise you on the suitable gauge and length for your jewelry.

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Healing Time

Due to its cartilage location, the healing time is typically around 6 to 12 months, sometimes longer. During this period, maintaining cleanliness is crucial.


Aftercare

Clean the piercing twice a day with saline spray, avoid touching it, steer clear of bodies of water, and use a donut or airplane pillow to keep pressure off your ear while sleeping. Your piercer will provide detailed aftercare instructions tailored to your needs.


Is This Piercing Right For Me?

Remember, individual anatomy varies, and your eligibility for a rook piercing depends on your specific ear structure. Your piercer will assess if your inner ear ridge is well-defined enough to support the piercing. If not, alternatives like a faux rook piercing using a labret may be suggested for a similar aesthetic.

 

 

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