What Are the Different Types of Cartilage Piercings?
"There are 12 different types of cartilage piercings," said Schneider. "Tragus, anti-tragus, helix, snug, rook, daith, outer conch piercing, orbital, forward helix, industrial, auricle, and transverse lobe piercings."
Each cartilage piercing is located on a different part of the ear — hence its name. If you know the location you want to get pierced but don't know the proper terminology, the easiest way to find it is by doing a quick internet search and looking at a diagram of the ear.
How Bad Does a Cartilage Piercing Hurt?
With any piercing comes a little pain. "Pain is relative, what hurts for one person may not hurt for the next," said Schneider. If you're nervous about the pain, there are options to help. For example, at Rowan, you can get the area numbed with Lidocaine to help alleviate pain.