Helix Piercing

The Helix piercing is my personal favourite. I got mine in summer 2018 and I absolutely love it. A Helix piercing sits on the upper outer ear, usually accessorised with either a hoop or cartilage stud. There are other jewellery options for a Helix, it’s part of the reason it’s my favourite. It is one of our most popular type of piercing here at Karma Jewellery and I’m sure you can see why. This is one piercing that would suit anyone. 

The Helix pressure point is said to be linked to allergy symptoms and according to L’Officiel, a piercing in this area can relieve these symptoms. Piercing the pressure point is also supposed to help with congestion and sore throats, making a cold more bearable. Unfortunately, my helix piercing has provided me no such relief as I struggle with allergies all year round and always seem to have a bad cold. This is not to say that pressure points don’t work, I could just be unlucky, but I would suggest taking information about how pressure points can help with a pinch of salt.

On the pain scale, a helix piercing averages a 5/10 which is less than other cartilage piercings but more than a lobe. The pain is that of a slight pinch followed by a throbbing feeling. The piercing usually takes 3-6 months to heal but this is depending on how well you look after it. Information about aftercare is available on our aftercare sheet.

If you are looking for some inspiration for a Helix piercing, look to the long list of celebrities on Cosmopolitan who choose to accessorise their ears with the incredibly popular and beautiful piercing. A few notable names include Bella Thorne, Cara Delevingne, Scarlett Johansson and Miley Cyrus.

I believe part of the reason Helix piercings are so popular is how customisable they are. Not only is there a large choice of possible jewellery to wear in the piercing but a choice in how many Helix piercings you can get! It’s possible to get a double or triple Helix piercing which is 2 or 3 piercings in line with each other, giving you even more choice and even more piercing. 

If you would like a Helix piercing, you can book one with us here

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