Ear Piercing 101- Part Three

I bet you’ve all been eagerly awaiting the next thrilling installment of Ear Piercing 101.

Well, you lucky people- here it is!


indusIndustrial (aka Scaffold).

An industrial piercing is traditionally a pair of helix piercings connected by one barbell- like the one pictured. Maybe you want to connect your upper conch to your lower conch, or your rook to your daith… why stop there? Thanks to the wonderful people at Industrial Strength, an industrial can be several ear piercings interconnected via specialist jewellery.

unfortunately not everyone is suited to the traditional-style industrial so a consultation with your piercer is always recommended. Also, industrials are uncomfortable to have pierced, and can be a pain in the… ear to heal.


The one true orbital is two piercings connected by a ring; they are the circular equivalent of the industrial.

They’re typically placed in the helix or lobe, but you can get a little more adventurous and get the rook-to-forward helix ‘UFO’ orbital (if you really hate sleeping that is).

Like the industrial, they can be difficult to heal; but there’s no denying how badass you will look wearing one!



Rook piercing is placed through the inferior crus of the triangular fossa, which is the sturdy fold just behind the forward helix. They look great with either a ring or a curved barbell with a bit of added sparkle.

Like most cartilage piercing, they can be quite uncomfortable to have done but they usually heal without too much fuss.

The photo to the left is of Coral’s ear. As well as a fancy rook piercing it also features a pair of fancy turquoise conch piercings, two helix rings, a little diddy tragus, a stretched earlobe, AND some facial scarification (Coral is a bonafide baddass!).


Keep your peepers peeled for the fourth and final installment of this Ear Piercing journey 🙂

Ear Piercing 101- Part Two

I hope you’re all ready for this next thrilling installment about ear piercing.

It’s gonna be a veritable rollercoaster ride, so sit still and strap yourself in cos I’ve got some of ear piercing heavy-hitters coming up!


earLGEar Lobe.

The ear lobe is without-a-doubt the most popular piercing in the galaxy.

Just about everybody has one, and rightfully so-

They’re versatile, easy to heal, and open to a plethora of jewellery options.

Ear lobes come in all shapes and sizes, and I’ve never met a lobe I couldn’t pierce.

For those that might ask- THERE IS NO GAY SIDE! So lets put that myth aside and we can all sound a lot less ignorant. Win/Win.




The Helix is the cartilage curl that folds around the perimeter of the ear.

After the ear lobe, it is a firm 2nd place on the piercing popularity polls.

It’s also super versatile, but it can be quite a tricky dicky to heal.

I would recommend popping back to have your jewellery downsized 3-4 weeks after the initial piercing (providing it’s healing well of course). Otherwise you could end up with the jewellery migrating, leaving you with a wonky & irritated piercing which is no fun at all.



FHForward Helix.

I know, I know- F comes before H. However it makes more sense to do it this way, and I don’t need to explain myself; SO THERE!

The forward helix has gained massive popularity over the past 5 or so years and rightfully so!

These piercings look fantastic as a solo piercing, but when you make it a double or triple it can look truly phenomenal.

Not every ear is suitable for multiple piercings in this area, so it’s always a good idea to come through for a consultation 🙂

I always offer discounts on multiple piercings btw 😉


That’s it for part two. Part three will be coming up next week. Thanks for reading.

-Stabby Luke



Ear Piercing 101- Part One.

Everyone loves pierced ears. Earlobes themselves are the most socially acceptable piercing one can have.

However, if you like something a little spicier than mayo, there is a whole world of options to enhance your lugs.


The above image gives you a good idea of the areas of the ear which can be pierced.

Let’s go through them alphabetically and hopefully I can help you reach a decision on which of these piercings you may want in the future:

antitragus copy


The anti-tragus is the firm little nubbin above your earlobe.

They are most commonly pierced with a curved barbell.

They are one of the more uncomfortable ear piercings you can get but they really do look stunning with the right jewellery choice.







This is one of my favourite piercings of all time.

The conch is the inner shell of your ear. It can be pierced at the very top, the very bottom, or anywhere inbetween.

It’s such a versatile area for multiple piercing projects, large-gauge piercing, or jewellery with larger attachments.

This area also looks great with a ring but if you call it an orbital I will slap that word right out of your mouth…

Okay, I wouldn’t really slap you with anything other than knowledge; An orbital is two piercings connected by one ring. A conch with a ring is a conch with a ring.





Actually pronounced ‘doth‘***- not ‘dayth‘, ‘die-ath‘, and definitely not ‘darth

Actually won’t cure your migraines, but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that it might help (no promises).

Actually looks superb so you should get it anyway!

It’s a spicy meatball this one, so be prepared for a sharp pinch. It is so worth it!

***if you come to see me for this piercing, and you pronounce it correctly, I will give you 20% off***


Thus concludes Part One. Check back soon for the next thrilling installment of Ear Piercing 101!!!

-Stabby Luke