Piercings are one of my passions. I have several earrings in my ears, but not only. I also have a pierce in my brow and my tongue. And I have always wanted a helix piercing, but I was too afraid to make it myself. And when I have decided I wanted one, I didn’t find anywhere to get it. It is a sensitive zone, not very easy. There is not meat and skin, it is a cartilage, which is very painful if you get pierced. Yeah, it’s not like the lip or the belly, because you don’t have too many nerves there. But still, it’s bad.
You should take care about the new pierce, because it is possible to make an infection. You must take all the measures you can to prevent it. One of these I guess it is bounded by the material you choose for your piercing. Forget about alloy, silver or fashion earrings! Try stainless steel, titanium or gold. They have smaller risks. I have found some pretty nice titanium earrings on Nihaojewellery website and am pretty sure I will order some pairs. They fit very well as helix pierces, but also as usual earrings.
They have a variety of models and you can choose from different types of materials. Don’t play with the pierce once you’ve done it! Let it heal for a while and take good care of im with saline solution. It is a good way to prevent infections. Try to remove the crust once it’s made. If you get off it by accident, you might risk a bleeding. Take extra care, it is an exposed zone, so you have to protect it.
For my eyebrow and my tongue I have choosen stainless steel pierces. I get good with them, I once put a silver earring and got a pretty bad infection. That’s why you need to know your body very good. Don’t you think once the place is healed, you can put alloy earrings! No way! You can find pretty fashion earrings, but only for your ears.