Ear Piercing Chart
Piercing FAQs | Sacred Raven Tattoo & Piercing Shop
What is a Double Nose Piercing?
Just like it sounds, double nose piercing is any combination of two piercings in your nose. The nose piercings can be symmetrical on the left and right nostril or asymmetrical done on the same side or area of the nose; and finally, many choose to get a nostril and septum piercing. Any combination of two piercings on the nose is considered a “double nose piercing” and you can have them done at the same time or space them out over days or months to encourage healing.
Does Sacred Raven provide baby ear piercing?
Yes! Sacred Raven Tattoo is family friendly and has a piercing specialist for toddler as long as the child is old enough to give verbal consent and can understand what is happening. Most of our ink and piercing artists have children of their own, and we’re specialists in entertaining and distracting your little ones as they get pierced.
Is Infant Ear Piercing Safe?
Yes. Believe it or not baby ear piercing is one of the oldest traditions of body modification historically. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics says ear piercing is safe for cosmetic reasons at any age. At Sacred Raven Tattoo we suggest being careful about your infants age, as the older your baby gets, the more they will remember the pain of the experience. Whatever age you choose, we’ll make sure to equip you for best practices for baby ear piercing aftercare, including being diligent about a “full heal” which can take 4 to 12 months, especially caring for your baby’s ears after bath time by gently drying the earlobes around the earrings to avoid ear infection. We also recommend wiping your baby’s earlobe with alcohol twice a day, and making sure to gently turn the earrings once a day for the first six weeks.
What is a conch ear piercing, does it hurt, how long does it take to heal and what aftercare is necessary?
A conch piercing (spoken “konk”) is an ear piercing on the cartilage of the middle section of the ear. Called conch because of this part of the ear’s resemblance to the spiral shaped sea shell of the same name, these piercings are on the inner middle portion of your ear or outer rim of your ear. The higher middle ear piercings favor stud jewelry, while the lower rim ear piercings favor hoop and dangling jewelry.
Compared to a more traditional lobe ear piercing, the conch piercing is more painful. In some cases, if piercing where there is less cartilage, this style of piercing can cause extreme discomfort–especially during the initial pinch. For those who’ve experienced a helix or tragus piercing, the pain is comparable.
In general, a conch ear piercing requires a longer period of time to heal, with gentle care required for between six and nine months to heal fully. It’s also a good idea to keep close observation of your skin in the weeks following your conch piercing. Though redness, minor swelling and clear fluids are indications the bodies adjusting acceptance while your piercing is still fresh, be careful to respond quickly to more severe symptoms of infection like intense pain, lumps, bleeding, major swelling, and fever, as these are indications your body is rejecting the piercing. In these rare cases, schedule a doctor’s visit immediately.
Aftercare for a conch ear piercing starts with keeping your piercing clean with gentle non-scented soap or salt water two to three times per day. Also, while you’re going through your day, avoid touching the conch of your ear because this introduces bacteria to the area of the piercing and is very prone to infection.