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Published Thursday, March 21, 2024

Snug Piercing: Your Complete Guide

What Is A Snug Piercing?

Considering getting a snug piercing or just wondering about it? Let's get into this unique piercing.

The snug piercing, also known as an anti-helix piercing, passes through the inner cartilage ridge of the ear near the top of the anti-tragus. This location gives it a distinctive and eye-catching look.

How Much Does It Hurt?

This piercing is known for being one of the most painful cartilage piercings due to the thickness of the cartilage. However, not everyone's anatomy is suitable for it.

As with any piercing, research is key. The snug piercing requires precision due to the thickness of the cartilage, so choose a reputable and experienced piercer. If you're new to piercings, it's advisable to hold off on this one.

Healing Process

Expect a long and challenging healing process. Some piercers may even refuse to perform this piercing due to its difficulty.

If you’re able to get this piercing, your piercer will determine the placement based on your anatomy. Curved barbells are typically used, with gauge and length chosen accordingly to accommodate swelling. Since this is a difficult piercing to heal, opt to get pierced with higher quality jewelry like implant grade titanium.

Healing can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months or longer. Follow your piercer’s aftercare instructions diligently, which typically involve cleaning the piercing with a saline spray twice a day.

  • Avoid touching or getting the piercing snagged to prevent bumps and scarring.
  • Avoid bodies of water like pools or beaches, as they contain bacteria that can lead to infection.
  • Use a neck or donut pillow to avoid sleeping on the piercing.
  • Avoid using headphones or earbuds that can press or bump the piercing.

Once healed, you can style your snug piercing with a variety of jewelry options, including curved barbells, rings, or clickers. Consult your piercer for the best jewelry options for your anatomy.



That’s a quick guide on snug piercings. We hope this was helpful.


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