A helix piercing is any piercing located in the ear's upper cartilage. A standard helix piercing is located on the outer upper cartilage. Variations like forward, vertical, double, or triple helix piercings are possible.
We recommend visiting a high-end boutique piercer like RBI Tattoo for a positive experience, supportive guidance, high-quality jewelry, a clean and sterile environment, and advice on piercing aftercare.
Getting Your Piercing
The piercer will mark a dot on your ear to suggest where they think the piercing should sit and ensure you're happy with the placement.
The piercing process is rapid. The anticipation of pain is probably more intense than the piercing, but there will be a bit of a pinch and shock when the needle goes through.
If you want to get multiple ear piercings in the same session, you'll need to do them one ear at a time to have a piercing-free side to sleep on. Avoid sleeping on your pierced ear while your new piercings properly heal.
Start with a stud when your ear first gets pierced. Piercing your ear with a ring can twist and move around, impairing the healing process. After 3 to 6 months, you can switch your stud with a ring if the piercing is fully healed.
Wash the area twice daily with a saline solution to care for your new piercing. Avoid submerging your healing piercing in pools, hot tubs, standing water, etc.
Type of Jewelry Used for a Helix Piercing
Stud(Labret/Flatback post): A stud(labret) has a comfortable fixed disc backing with an appropriate gauge post inserted into a piercing hole through the back. Your jewelry or gem of choice is then secured to the front.
Hoop/Ring: A hoop or ring is famous for a helix piercing. Gold is best as it's flexible and can easily be installed. It's in a ring shape and is removed by vertically bending it open to best avoid warping rather than pulling it apart.
Jewelry Material Used for a Helix Piercing
Gold: Be sure to get gold jewelry of at least 14K to avoid metal that's too soft.
Implant Grade Titanium: Titanium is implant grade and hypoallergenic rather than something like surgical steel, which is technically an alloy and may have other trace metals. It comes in various styles and sizes and can even be anodized in multiple colors.
Niobium: If you're ultra-sensitive to metals, the element niobium has a low chance of causing a reaction.
Cost of Piercing Services: Please note this is only the service cost, jewelry not included.
Service Includes: Earlobe, helix, forward helix, daith, tragus, rook, conch, flat piercings, septum, nostril, surface piercings, oral piercings, nipple piercings, navel piercing, dermal piercings.
Services We Don't Offer: Genital, smiley/frenulum, cheeks, snake eyes, frog eyes.
Jewelry: ranges between $30-$500. 14k /18K gold and titanium only.
Piercing service cost: $35
2 Piercings: $70
3 Piercings: $105
*Currently working by appointment only. Walk in availability depending on piercer availability - check our booking site to book your same day appointment!
*All minors under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian, valid identification for both and must present a birth certificate.