Ear – Auricle

Ear – Auricle

The Auricle (Rim) piercing is the cartilage rim that runs along the side/edge of the outer part of the ear (away from the side of the head). Many people like to use Ball Closure Rings for this piercing, athough they are more prone to movement and to catching on hooks or clasps etc, thus aggravating the piercing. Labrets and barbells that aren’t too long will help minimise snagging. Usually, jewellery that is a millimetre or two larger than the thickness of the cartilage is sufficient. Healing Time: 3 – 4 weeks