The Daith Piercing

Looking for a new piercing but not sure which one to get? If you’re looking for a cartilage piercing to adorn with a sparkly hoop, I recommend the Daith piercing. Located at the innermost part of the ear, it is the fold of cartilage just above the ear canal. With this piercing, a hoop is best to fit the curved shape, but other circular or curved earrings can be used. I would recommend ensuring the earring is gold, silver or titanium as these are less likely to irritate the ear.

As a cartilage piercing, it is likely to hurt when getting it done. You’re looking at a 5/10 on the pain scale but it is over quickly and will most definitely be worth it. Byrdie discusses the pain as a dull pressure, slightly more painful than an earlobe piercing. It will take time to heal, somewhere between 2 months and a year, but with the appropriate aftercare this will be a smooth process. You can find out more from our aftercare sheet here.

Something about the Daith piercing which is interesting is that it is located on a pressure point linked to migraine relief

Many people who have gotten a Daith piercing in the hopes of easing their migraines have reported the piercing to have eased their symptoms. Acupuncturists often recommend migraine sufferers get a Daith piercing as a more permanent remedy for the issue and have even marked the area out for the piercer. I can’t promise the piercing will work as there is little to no medical evidence to support the claims as Piercing Mania discuss; however if you are a long-time sufferer of migraines, it may be worth a shot.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for a Daith piercing, you can look at some celebrities who have one. Steal Her Style lists Kylie Jenner, Bella Thorne and Zoe Kravitz as sources of inspiration. Really, all you need to do is have a look online and you will be inspired to get one yourself. If I’ve managed to convince you, you can book an appointment here at Karma Jewellery on our website.

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