Nothing can transform your appearance in no time like piercing. Helix piercing is commonly known as the top ear piercing of the ear cartilage. Forward Helix Earrings

is done on the skin located in front of the helix joining the ear with the temple of our forehead.

On a pain scale of 1-10, forward helix piercing could be somewhere between 7-8. But the

good news is, the discomfort does not last long. With proper care, it can wade off sooner than you realise, however, you must be at least 16 years old to go for it. Yes, with parental consent you can do it even by your 12th or 14th year.

What should you check before piercing?

Forward helix cartilage piercing is a needle game and the use of a gun is strictly prohibited when doing it. Some also prefer to pierce it with a ring. Generally, a 1.2 mm curved barbell similar to an eyebrow bar is used but even a 1.2 mm labret stud can be instead used.

Ensure the needle used for your forward helix piercing is doubly sterilized. If unsure ask

your piercer to sterilize it right in front of you. Sterilizing, again and again, won’t harm the

needle or you in any way but surely not sterilizing will, and you must avoid contact with

unsterilized needles at all cost.

What must you tell your piercer?

Once you’re in a studio of your choice for your forward helix piercing, go ahead, tell them,

if you suffer from some chronic disease or if you’re on some kind of medications.

 Again, if you’re prone to fainting spells and if, you are unwell, do let them know. Telling them before hand is important since they might then, take extra care and precaution when dealing with your forward helix piercing.

Usually, titanium or stainless-steel studs are used by the piercer in forward helix piercings as these are considered to be the least reactive metals on human skin.

Kinds of forward helix piercing

There are different kinds of forward helix piercings and they are based on the number of

holes in the forward helix.

–         Single forward helix piercing

When just one piercing is done on the upper layer.

–         Double forward helix piercing

In this kind of piercing, two holes are drilled in your upper layer of skin.

–         Triple forward helix piercing

This kind of forward helix piercing needs to have three holes in the upper layer of the skin.

Aftercare of the forward helix piercing

– Pain, redness and swelling are healthy but prevent the pus from oozing out of your forward helix piercing.

– Don’t sleep on the pierced side.

– Do not let dirt surround the area. After a thorough bath, clean the area gently and dab it dry.

– Take pain killers to reduce the sensation of pain.

– Do not touch the area with unclean hands, no matter how hard it itches.

– Do not apply creams or ointments in that particular area.

– Initially select light jewelry and don’t put on too much weight.

Here you are, ready to go for the forward helix piercing. Remember the instructions we have given here and you’ll just do fine. Also, summer is a wonderful time to adorn new piercings.

Now, what are you waiting for?

Go ahead, enjoy it, wear it bold & bright.