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Ear Cartilage Piercing

Upper ear Cartilage piercings are a very common piercing and have been for some time. Often called an Outer Conch or Backward Helix it is through the flat thicker cartilage of the upper ear above the lobe. They can be a little more troublesome than the lobe but are for the most part the same. except the tissue is thicker.


  • Healing Time is 8-14 weeks
  • Common Jewelry 20g to 10g 5/16 to 5/8
  • Axiom base with 18g surgical steel - $45.00/ $35.00 for each additional.
  • Pain level on a scale of 1-10 is between 3-5


For Aftercare, information go to Aftercare for Basic Aftercare Instructions


For Additional Information on Jewelry Selection go to Ear Lobe & Cartilage Jewelry