Wondering about daith or daath? Well, it's Daath, originating from Hebrew, meaning 'knowledge.' Let's dive into this beautiful yet tricky piercing.
So, what exactly is a daith piercing? It's a piercing that gracefully passes through the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. Sounds cool, right?
Getting The Piercing
Getting this piercing is a bit tricky, and precision is crucial. A wrongly done daith can mess up your healing process and might even lead to migration or rejection. Ensure you research and find an experienced piercer.
Your piercer will assess if your anatomy is suitable for a daith and decide on the jewelry type, length, and gauge. Opting for high-quality materials like implant-grade titanium is a smart move for a smoother healing journey.
Does It Hurt?
Let's be real, it's a cartilage piercing—it's going to hurt. The thickness of the cartilage, combined with the tricky location near the eardrum, makes this piercing uncomfortable. You'll hear the needle's crunch, for sure.
Healing time? Plan for 6-12 months, maybe even longer depending on aftercare. Your piercer will guide you through the process, so listen up!
Aftercare is crucial. Clean it twice a day with saline spray, but here's the challenge—it's tucked away, making cleaning tricky. Get a second opinion to ensure you're on the right track.
- Avoid touching it, especially with dirty hands.
- Be cautious when changing clothes or styling hair.
- Steer clear of harsh chemicals from beauty and hair products.
- Say no to bodies of water like lakes, pools, hot tubs, and beaches.
Ready to switch out your jewelry? Hold on! Before you do, have your piercer check if it's fully healed. Daiths can be tricky, and the last thing you want is to mess up the healing process.
Changing jewelry can be a challenge since daith piercings are hard to see. Visit your piercer—they'll guide you through the process. Once healed, explore our site at bodyartforms.com for a range of daith jewelry options, from curved barbells to fun shapes like hearts and half moons.
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And there you have it—everything you need to know about daith piercings! If you have questions, consult a professional piercer or medical expert. Don’t forget to follow us on all our socials @Bodyartforms!