Dreaming of your next piercing whilst stuck in quarantine? (Us too) The hardest part, apart from deciding which jewel to get, is choosing where to put it. That's why we’ve gathered all the info you'll need to help you decide. ✨
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A&M Piercing Glossary
How Piercing Affects the Body
Pain is completely unique and different people find different piercings more painful than others. We recommend that you choose the piercing that you really want rather than which is said to hurt the least. According to Acupuncturists, different piercings are said to actually alleviate pain, so there's all the more reason to get one! To guide us through, we asked our expert piercers to share their opinions on their most painful piercings:
Our piercing jewellery is specially designed for your new piercing and can be replaced once fully healed. Our piercing jewellery range includes titanium, surgical steel and solid gold styles, so theres something for everyone. As our piercing service is so popular, styles are often in and out of stock, so we would recommend checking with your chosen store if you've got your eye on a particular piece.
Which will you choose?
Piercings as unique as you are...
Your piercings should be as unique as you are, which is why we've picked the best spots piercing placements based on personality traits. Keep reading below to discover what yours will be.
✨ 1st Lobe ✨
You're dynamic, quick and super stylish. Your 'less is more' approach means a lobe piercing is perfect for you. It's the white tee of the piercing world: a super cute base to build your curated ear. Ultimately, it's great way to inch into the piercing world without full-on committing. You can wear almost any jewel in your first lobe, then add multiple ear cuffs to create your stack without any of the effort.
Jewels for your lobe:
✨ Septum ✨
You're strong, dependable and creative. You're not afraid to push boundaries break the mould. Your ears are already stacked, so a septum piercing is next on the list. The septum. A septum piercing is the ultimate cool-girl piercing and can add a little edge to your look. The pain is very similar to a regular nose piercing, with it often being described as it feels like you have to sneeze. Everyone heals differently. The healing period usually lasts between six-to-eight weeks and the jewellery should not be changed before that. Once it's fully healed, it's ready to make your own. Go big, small, bold, or classic with it. The options are endless.
✨ Outer Conch ✨
You're expressive, curious and kind. The outer conch is relatively flat, which makes it the ultimate canvas to showcase your creativity (and your new jewels). Opt for a solid gold piece to add a touch of sparkle. It's also been said that the outer conch piercing can have a positive impact on lower back pain and digestion for some people. Rock a barbell for your outer conch to create your signature stack.
Jewels for your outer conch:
✨ Helix ✨
You're social, diplomatic and gracious. You're looking for a classic look that still makes a statement, so a helix piercing is perfect for you. Team it with a mixture of huggies, barbells and cuffs to create your own dreamy stack. What's more, some believe that helix piercings can help with both insomnia and allergy relief. Make your helix piercing uniquely yours with huggies, barbells and clickers - all perfect for your helix piercing.
Jewels for your helix:
✨ Daith ✨
You're passionate, resourceful and brave, that's why you deserve a piercing as bold as you are. Of all the cool-girl ear piercings, the daith is the most striking, yet simple. If you suffer with migranes, you're in luck. It's said that the daith piercing is the most common piercing to help ease the pain. Most people find that the daith piercing is the easiest to heal due to it's placement inside the ear. Unlike the helix, it won't get caught on your clothing or your hair. It's also easier to sleep on as it's mostly protected by the rest of the ear.
✨ Rook ✨
If you're extroverted, funny, generous and anything but basic - the rook piercing is destined for you. While the helix is a more traditional choice, you're destined to stand out from the crowd. The rook piercing is also super versatile as you can choose either a bar or hoop. In terms of healing, a rook piercing can take anywhere between six and nine months to heal. What's more, it's been said that a rook piercing can help to release stress - dreamy.
✨ Conch ✨
You're independent and tenacious - don't follow the crowd. Keep it subtle but cute with a conch piercing. Dress it down with a simple stud or dress it up with an ultra glitzy conch hoop. Besides being really cute, the conch piercing has been associated with easing both chronic and acute pain. This is based on scientific evidence showing that specific acupuncture points in the ear can reduce pain. Could it get any better? Our specially designed conch hoops are here to add some drama and sparkle, alternatively opt for a more minimalist barbell. The choice is yours.
Jewels for the conch:
✨ Tragus ✨
You're imaginative, original and uncompromising. The tragus piercing is anything but basic, especially when you coordinate your jewellery with your lobe. Unexpected and chic, just like you. What's more, the tragus piercing is said to ease of hunger cravings. Depending on the size of your tragus, you can wear a barbell, huggie or clicker in your tragus, so the options are endless. It's the ultimate day-to-night piercing.
Jewels for your tragus:
✨ Forward Helix ✨
You're empathetic, wise and artistic. Just like you, forward helix piercings are popular for a reason. They look super cute and you can get creative with your jewels once your piercing is healed up, allowing you to adjust your look to match your outfit or your mood. A barbell is the perfect jewel for your forward helix. Opt for a super sleek style for everyday or dress it up with some sparkle. The choice is yours, honey.
Jewels for your forward helix:
Aftercare of a new piercing is extremely important as a fresh piercing is susceptible to infection until healed and some piercings may be rejected by the body. Your piercing will need some special care in order for it to heal properly. The healing time will vary depending upon your age, health status, general diet, lifestyle and care of the piercing site. If your immune system is compromised or your diet is poor then the healing process will be prolonged.
After you've been pierced, we recommend cleaning your piercing with a saline solution twice a day until it is fully healed. You should do this for 4 weeks and whenever your piercing is irritated. You can purchase saline solution from our stores or make your own at home. To make a saline solution, mix 250ml of warm water with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Soak a cotton pad in the solution and place it on the piercing for 5 minutes followed by a water rinse.
Please read the full FAQ & aftercare guide here.
Changing Your Piercing Jewellery:
Want to switch up your jewels? Changing your piercing is all dependant on how your piercing is healing. We recommend waiting at least 6 weeks for lobe piercings and 12 weeks for cartilage. Once this time has passed you are fine to change your jewellery but the piercing may still get irritated from time to time, if this happens we recommend going back to your piercing care routine until it calms. If you are unsure please contact us. If you're piercing's fully healed and you're wanting to make a change, here's our handy guide on how to D.I.Y:
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