What Is A Conch Piercing? - Dr. Piercing Aftercare

What Is A Conch Piercing?

If you're still sporting a single piercing, you're way behind. These days, the more piercings you have, the cooler you'll look. And we couldn't agree more. With the plethora of jewelry designs to choose from, it would be a waste only to have the classic earlobe piercings.

Why settle for one when you can use them all? Men and women, regardless of age, are going crazy over multiple piercings. Today, you'll see famous influencers, artists, and celebs wearing different kinds of piercings. If you're planning to add more, give conch piercing a try.

What is a Conch Piercing?

If you don't know what it is, we're sure you've seen it on Instagram and Pinterest. It's not hard to miss it. A conch piercing will turn heads because of its unique location. Conch piercings are insanely popular, and it's a trend that will never go out of style. It's located at the center of your ear. This location makes it highly customizable. 

You can get an outer or inner conch piercing. Make sure you let your piercer know what type you want. An outer conch piercing allows a ring to go around the outer edge of your ear's cartilage, while an inner conch is a hole that's pierced right through your middle ear. It's a perfect location for a stud earring. 

How Painful is a Conch Piercing?

Pain is subjective. Some people have a high tolerance to pain, while others have a low pain threshold. But, like any other piercing, it will hurt to some degree.

However, since the piercing is done in the cartilage (a fleshy and hard part), it's more painful than the earlobes. Nevertheless, the pain is tolerable. Besides, once you see the outcome, you'll be pleased, and you'll likely forget about the pain. 

How Fast Can It Heal?

The average healing time of an earlobe piercing is between 6 to 8 weeks, while the healing process of a conch piercing takes between 3 to 9 months.

Healing time varies from person to person, but the wounds will heal much faster if you diligently follow aftercare instructions. But generally speaking, out of all ear piercings, piercings in the cartilage take longer to heal. 

What Jewelry Are Used for Conch Piercings?

You can choose from studs, bars, or hoops. As for inner conch piercings, bars and studs are widely used because of their small size. These jewelry pieces are also comfortable to wear and are easy to remove if you ever plan to change the jewelry.

Most piercers recommend a bar for the first piercing. You can, later on, change it to something else like a ring once the site has completely healed. Hoops are usually recommended for outer conches. However, hoops aren't the best choice during the initial piercing as they are prone to irritation. 

What are the Recommended Jewelry Materials for Conch Piercings?

The safest material to use for a new piercing is implant-grade stainless steel. It's hypoallergenic and surgical grade. Never buy cheap materials for your jewelry to avoid causing an allergic reaction. For people who are sensitive to nickel, you can opt for surgical titanium. Another great choice would be platinum or low karat gold.

How Do You Care for Conch Piercings?

Any piercing will put you at risk of infection, more so if it's in the cartilage. Cartilage piercings are more prone to infection and inflammation because of their longer healing time. They're also more painful and more susceptible to keloid formation. These reasons are enough to convince you to follow aftercare instructions to avoid all these unnecessary hassles. 

Just like any other piercing, you should wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching the site and clean it two to three times a day using a saline solution.

Are You Excited to Get a Conch Piercing?


Are you ready to add conch piercings to your current ear candies? If yes, make sure you properly clean them.

If you're looking for a safe product to clean your piercings, Dr. Piercing Aftercare can help. 

At Dr. Piercing Aftercare, we've developed convenient medicated swabs that you can use to clean your piercings and keep infection away. We are proud of our products. They are made and tested in a cGMP compliant and FDA-registered facility in America. 

We use advanced technology on our swabs for easy application. Each pack contains thirty-six medicated swabs that are proven and tested to promote your body's natural healing process while preventing infection. Contact us today, or check out our website to learn more about our products.