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Ear piercing names?

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Submitted : 2018-06-15 00:08:34    Popularity:     

Tags: Ear  piercing  names  

I have 2 piercings at the top corner of my ear, not the outer bit of the ear (helix), but the bit right next to it, so they are slightly hidden under the outer fold of the ear. Each website says different but what is the actual name for this piercing?

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Helix?

Its a helix piercing.

The entire outside curve of your ear is your helix. So whether it's on the outside of the fold or tucked underneath, it's the helix. Were it closer to the inside beyond the border of the fold, that could be your scapha or scaphoid fossa - the depression between your helix and antihelix, or if it's in the Y shaped fork of the antihelix that is your fossa triangularis.

In piercing terms, generally anything in the outer "flat" of your ear is just called a helix piercing unless it transverses the antihelix (snugs, rooks) or it's deeper within the concha (conch piercings) or transverses the crus helix (daiths.) If it helps, many piercers refer to the large outer flat of the ear as the "outer conch" as opposed to the "inner conch", though that is medically inaccurate, technically your concha is only the deeper inner depression. Auricle and pinna are interchangable terms that just mean the visible part of your ear, so literally any ear piercing could be considered an auricle or pinna piercing, lobes included, but certain piercers will use those terms for a specific location out of personal preference. And of course anything through cartilage can just be a cartilage piercing.

So if you're confused, that's because there's no standard agreed upon names for every single location of an ear piercing and many piercings will use their own preferred terms that aren't medically exact. You're not wrong if you just call it a cartilage, flat, helix, or outer conch piercing as most piercers will understand what you mean.

Not sure. If it's piercing your bone, it's still called a cartilage piercing.



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