7 On-Trend Helix Earrings
Helix piercings are designed to show off beautiful modern
designs. The location on the ear of a helix lends itself for a
different types of earrings. Our favourites for adorning helix
- Helix Earrings - Helix
earrings are those that are styled perfectly to suit the
location on the ear flawlessly.
- Studs - Stud
earrings are a classic choice, the minimalist design makes them
ideal for achieving subtle style with your helix piercing.
- Huggies - Huggie
earrings are small hoops, often bejewelled with sparkling
diamonds for added glamour. The tiny circles will hug the outer
edge of the ear.
- Hoops - For those who adore hoop
earrings, we suggest styling your ear with smaller sizes to
suit your new helix piercing. You can make these your own by
attaching sentimental earring
- Labrets - Labret
earrings are studs with a flat back and are very
popular. Our labrets are crafted from 14kt
solid gold and 14kt
solid white gold, boasting dainty design.
- Ear Cuffs - Not sure if you're ready to commit
to a new piercing? Don't worry - you can fake your helix piercing
with beautiful ear cuffs. These
earrings hug the outer edge of the ear, with no need for a
Is a Helix a Good First Piercing?
A helix piercing is rarely done as a first piercing. Due to
helixes being located in the cartilage they can hurt more than lobe
piercings and take a longer time to heal. The first location most
people opt for is a
lower lobe piercing due to quicker healing times and its
classic location. However, there is nothing stopping you if this is
the first one you've got your eye on.
How Painful is a Helix Piercing?
When it comes to
cartilage piercings, the helix is considered the least
painful as the cartilage is thinner in this area. However, it is
more painful than the usual pinch felt in lobe piercings. On
average helix piercings are around 4/10 on the pain scale, but this
should be swift. Everyone's pain tolerance is different so you may
experience less or more pain than friends who have also had
earrings in this area.
Piercing Healing Times
Cartilage heals differently to soft tissue and so helix
piercings can take anywhere from 6 - 12 months to heal. During this
time you should try not to move your jewellery around too much as
this may cause cartilage bumps. Properly caring for your new
piercing during this time is essential for healthy healing.