What is a flat piercing?

As its name suggests, the flat piercing is a cartilage piercing located on the flat area below the ear's upper outer rim. While you should get one at a time, multiple flat piercings allow you to lean into the ear constellation trend and create your unique version. These piercings require a stud or flat-back earring.

Is the flat piercing painful?

Speaking in general, getting your flat pierced is typically considered a pretty painful procedure. Although it might seem like it wouldn't hurt as much as a fleshy piercing, cartilage piercings, especially in the thinner part of the ear, tend to sting a bit more than others.

How do flat piercings work?

Located in the flat area of cartilage below the upper rim of the ear (the helix) and the flap of cartilage where the rook is located, the flat piercing provides a large area for unique piercing placement. It looks fantastic on its own or combined with other cartilage piercings, like the forward helix or auricle.


How long will a flat piercing hurt?

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The pain level might be higher due to the thicker cartilage in the area. On the pain scale, a flat piercing would generally fall at a 6-7/10. These placements can take anywhere from 3-10 months to fully heal.

When can I sleep on my flat piercing?

The general rule of thumb is to avoid sleeping in earrings, with one exception: when you get a new piercing. You'll need to keep these small studs in for 6 weeks or longer, or until your piercer gives you the OK.


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What piercing hurts the most?

Here is how much each type of piercing may hurt in order of most painful to least painful.
  • Genital piercing. Your genitals are among the most nerve-dense areas on your body. ...
  • Nipple piercing pain level. The nipple is another commonly pierced area that's pretty sensitive. ...
  • Nose piercing pain level. ...
  • Dermal piercing pain.


What are the top 10 most painful piercings?

Most Painful Piercings
  • Daith. A daith piercing is a puncture to the lump of cartilage in your inner ear, above the ear canal. ...
  • Helix. The helix piercing is placed in the cartilage groove of the upper ear. ...
  • Rook. ...
  • Conch. ...
  • Industrial. ...
  • Dermal Anchor. ...
  • Septum. ...
  • Nipple.


Which ear piercing is most attractive?

Conch piercings are one of the most attractive types of ear piercings. Named after a shell or a 'conch', these types of piercings are done in the center part of your ear.

Why is my flat piercing swollen?

A cartilage piercing creates an open wound. As it heals, it may look swollen, lumpy, or like a bump. In the days immediately following a cartilage piercing, the body's immune system triggers inflammation and swelling to heal the wound, sometimes leading to a cartilage bump.


Should I remove crust from piercing?

Due to the type of puncture wound a piercing is, it's important to remove the crust that develops around your earring or on the outside of your piercing. This is because air needs to hit the punctured tissue to properly heal your piercing.

What is the Ashley piercing?

“An Ashley piercing is a single piercing that goes directly through the center of the bottom lip, exiting through the back of the lip,” says Kynzi Gamble, a professional piercer at Ink'd Up Tattoo Parlor in Boaz, AL. An Ashley piercing is a bit more involved, as they're pierced according to your anatomy.

What is the most painless piercing?

What is the least painful piercing? Most piercers agree that earlobe piercings are the least painful type of piercing because they are positioned on a fleshy, easy-to-pierce portion of skin. Most oral piercings, eyebrow piercings, and even navel piercings are also surprisingly low on the pain scale for the same reason.

What is the Medusa piercing?

What is a medusa piercing? A medusa or philtrum piercing positions a stud in the center groove above the cupid's-bow of the lip. A piercer usually fits the piercing with a long labret stud. Once the piercing heals, a person can exchange the stud for a shorter stud to avoid causing damage to their teeth and gums.


Do tattoos hurt more than piercings?

While piercing is a sharp, short pain, tattooing is a more sustained, dull pain, according to Authority Tattoo. With piercings, the needle fully penetrates your skin in a more intense way, but this only lasts for a second (if the piercer is doing things right). However, a tattoo can last for hours.

Are flat back earrings better?

A "flat back" earring refers to a hollow post style backing, with a small flat disk that sits on the back of the ear. These are a more comfortable and sanitary option than the typical "butterfly back" earrings we see in older or lower quality jewelry.

How do you put a flat back earring in?

You put the flat back earring on from the back of your ear, sliding the post through your ear towards the front. Then you push the front part of the earring into the ear post to secure it. Flat back earrings create a cleaner look for your ear party.

How do you remove studs from a flat back earring?

To remove your push-pin stud, firmly grasp both ends of the earring. Then, while holding the flatback post in place, twist and pull out the 'top' (the decorative piece). When you pull out the 'top' (decorative piece of the stud), you'll notice that the post has a little bend to it—this is supposed to be there!


Why do I get dizzy when I clean my piercing?

Dizziness After Piercing is the Result of Nerve Damage.

Also, don't leave your stomach empty before piercing since your body still needs nutrition to operate. The lower level of sugar you have, the higher chance you will have dizziness.

Why does my piercing itch after I clean it?

During Healing: You may note some itching at the site. You may note whitish-yellow fluid that is not pus. This fluid coats jewelry and forms a crust when it dries. After Healing: Sometimes jewelry will not move freely within the piercing tract.

Why is my piercing black?

The cause of a gray or black piercing hole is usually jewelry made with improper or inferior metals that turn your skin black, gray, bluish-gray, or grayish-black in color. "Argyria" is the proper term for this condition caused by exposure to silver or silver compounds.

What happens if I pop my piercing bump?

That little bump could be a pustule, which looks like a little pimple or blister — and just like with a pimple or blister, you shouldn't try to pop it. Pustules are a sign of an infection, and they can be filled with blood and even pus. Ouch!


Will piercing bump go away?

Piercing bumps can be caused by allergies, genetics, poor aftercare, or just bad luck. With treatment, they may disappear completely.
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