When and how to change your helix piercing

When and how to change your helix piercing?

Congratulations on taking the big step! You've chosen the helix piercing, an increasingly popular trend for the first cartilage piercing. It's both discreet and modern, a perfect choice to enhance your personal style.

What is the Helix?

However, you might not be entirely satisfied with the jewelry they initially placed on you. Maybe you dream of wearing a hoop, or perhaps a small stud. In fact, it seems you've already fallen in love with some of the models we offer on our new site, Luna Piercings (we completely understand your excitement).

Still, you might be wondering: Is now the right time to change your helix piercing? Should you wait until your cartilage is fully healed before putting on new jewelry? And can you do it yourself?

This article is intended to answer all these questions. Let's dive in!

Ear with a helix piercing.

When to Change Your Helix Piercing?

Before diving into the topic, it would be helpful to ensure we all understand the terminology.

The helix refers to the part of the ear located on the outer edge of the cartilage. It's a thin, curved region that extends from the top of the earlobe to the base of the skull.

Ideal Time before Changing the Piercing

The general rule is to wait until the healing period is over before changing your helix piercing. This period can last up to six months.

Yes, it sounds like a long time, especially when you're eager to embrace a new style. But the good news? If done by a professional, it's possible to change your helix piercing after just 2 to 3 months. Isn't that great?

How to Know if My Helix is Healed?

After getting a new piercing, everyone wonders how to know if the piercing site is completely healed. Here are four criteria you must meet to determine if your helix piercing is healed and if you can change your jewelry:

  • The coloration of the piercing hole should be normal.
  • You should not feel any pain or sensitivity.
  • There should be no swelling around the piercing site.
  • No clear or yellowish fluid should be coming out of your piercing.

How to Change Your Helix Piercing?

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you safely change your helix piercing:

First, clean the piercing site and wash your hands to maintain proper hygiene. Then, remove the old jewelry. If needed, ask someone for help or use tweezers if it's very tight. Open your new jewelry and insert it into the piercing hole. Make sure to close it securely to avoid any risk of loss or injury. If you have trouble changing your jewelry, seek assistance from a professional.


Woman wearing a helix stud piercing.

Precautions to Consider When Changing Your Helix Piercing

Taking care of your helix piercing and changing it safely are processes that require some caution. If you experience continuous discomfort, redness, swelling, or notice pus discharges, it's important to seek medical attention, as these can be signs of infection. Ensure you clean your new piercing regularly with a saline solution to prevent potential complications.

Jewelry Styles for Your Helix

The world of helix piercings is filled with style options. Small and delicate hoops can add a touch of elegance, while studs with gems or figures can inject a dose of fun and personality. Consider your own style preferences, the shape and size of your ear, and your comfort level when choosing your next helix jewelry. Don't be afraid to experiment!

Conclusions and Jewelry Suggestions

We've reached the end of this article! We hope you found it informative and useful.

Now that you know when and how to change your helix piercing, why not explore our piercing jewelry collection at Luna Piercings? Our jewelry fits all ears and adds a touch of glamour to your style.

If you love bold looks, the hoop is an undeniable choice. By layering jewelry, you can achieve a dramatic and eye-catching effect. If you prefer a more understated appearance, opt for a small stud.

Once again, don't hesitate to leave us your comments or questions. We're here to assist you on your journey to the perfect piercing. Enjoy your new style with Luna!

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