Outer Conch ear piercing is a kind of piercing with the puncture located at the flat portion of the ear, between the helix and the ridge.
Word of caution about the Outer Conch piercing
Outer conch piercing is definitely a great nice ear decoration that you can get if you are ready for ear piercings. But certainly have to make sure if you are ready for the pain or not. You should first consult with experienced piercing masters in order for them to help you make a proper decision. You should also avoid somebody who has no experience because you can get infection, or get a life-threatening diseases because of improper piercing handling. Finally, follow the piercing care tips on this website so you can be happy with your outer conch piercing!
Outer Conch ear piercing types
Outer Conch ear piercing is devided into the following types:
by piercing type:
by number of piercings:
Jewellery for Outer Conch ear Piercings
You can wear just about any kind of ring once this piercing heals but most people tend to stick with small barbells or tiny circular rings due to how small the area is. The best jewellery for your tragus ear piercing is:
- curved barbell
- ball closure ring
- circular barbell
- half rings
- rings (when the piercing is called orbital outer part of the ear)
Technique of piercing and healing time
- Piercing needles are used in a catheter or hollow needle with a receiver;
- Fixing window clip before the puncture is carried out according to the preferences of the master;
- The healing time of the Outer conch piercing: 6-12 months depending on the type of piercing;
Specific complications of Outer conch piercing
- Tunnels and multiple punctures may cause a lowering of the upper part of the ear and its deformation;
- If the client wishes to restore the shape of the ear after the tunnel the upper part of the ear, it is not always feasible;
- Do not use the puncture gun for outer conch piercing;
- It would be best if you will choose a barbell as it lessens probable trauma. If you want a ring, make sure that it doesn’t get pulled.
- Don’t rotate your jewelry
- During an operation with a dermal puncher it is desirable to plug the hole of the external auditory canal with a cotton swab to prevent wicking of blood into it;
- If the piercer has not enough experience, he should initially use the dermal puncher of a large diameter;
- When using dermal puncher, decoration is inserted in accordance with the diameter of the hole because cartilage does not stretch like an ear lobe;
How to Clean the Outer Conch Piercing?
- Wash your hands before touching your outer conch piercing.
- Prepare a saline solution – 4 tablespoon of sea salt mixed with 1 gallon of water.
- Wash the area using an unscented antibacterial soap. Rinse using warm water.
- Get a cotton pad and soak it in your saline solution. Make sure that you get a small part of your solution in a bowl so as to not contaminate your entire solution.
- Dab the cotton pad on one side and immediately discard. Use a new cotton pad on the other side.
- Dry the place using a clean towel.
What to do if the outer conch piercing got infected?
If your Outer conch piercing becomes infected, go to your piercer immediately. You will be advised if you need to get rid of the jewelry or you can just apply an antibacterial cream. If you carefully will follow the before mentioned aftercare tips and product instructions the infection can be avoided.
History of Outer Conch piercing
Decoration in the outer conch were first very popular among the Australian aborigines.
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Outer conch piercing
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Dermal Punch Ear 2
Dermal Punch Ear 1
Outer Conch ear piercing cost
Outer Conch ear piercing costs about $45 to $75. Just be very careful and don’t go for anything less because you might find somebody without the proper experience, increasing chances of getting infected later on.