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What is Conch piercing?

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Feb 11, 2023  ( 1 post )  
Estella List (estela35)

A conch piercing is located in the center part of the ear aka the area with the most room and because of its placement, it's one of the most customizable ear piercings you can get. When asking for this type of piercing, bear in mind that depending on the shape of your ear, you can either get an inner or outer conch piercing.


The inner conch piercing is when a hole is punctured right through the middle of the ear to make way for a stud. Then there’s the outer conch piercing, which allows a ring to go around the outer edge of the ear's cartilage.


There have been anecdotal reports of conch piercings helping migraine sufferers. Some people who are prone to anxiety have suggested conch piercings help them and while no scientific evidence links piercings to anxiety management.


It's tough to say exactly how much a conch piercing will hurt because we all have different pain tolerances. But because conch piercings take place on the cartilage of the ear (the part with the thicker flesh), it's bound to be more painful than the lobe.


Studs and bars are great picks for new inner conch piercings, as they are small and comfortable, plus easy to change out when the time comes. Different variations of conch earrings has been a popular pick.