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Everything you need to know about getting your new Cartilage Piercing…

Have you had lobe piercings for years? You took the first steps, and now you want to be adventurous? Or maybe, you want to go straight for the cartilage piercing; there is no right or wrong way to go. You may be a little anxious, but don’t worry. We have everything you need to know about getting your new cartilage piercing covered. A cartilage piercing is a great way to elevate your stack to an MM stack. We love a loaded, as many piercings as you can fit stack. As well as helix, daith, lobe and conch piercing, a cartilage piercing is one of our most popular requests, so we really have seen it all. 

So, what do you need to know before getting a CARTILAGE piercing?

What is a cartilage piercing?

A cartilage piercing is usually located at the top of the ear; however, it is essentially any piercing pierced in an area of your ear with more ear tissue. For example, this ear part is more rigid than your earlobe. Many piercings can technically come under a cartilage piercing such as Helix, Rook. Tragus, Ear Lobe, Daith and Conch. However, when people refer to ‘my new cartilage piercing’, they usually mean at the top of their ear. 

Will my Cartilage piercing hurt?

We can never give you a straight answer to this question. It is purely subjective to the person and their pain tolerance. However, the overall consensus is ‘it isn’t that bad’!

What jewellery can I choose from?

We pierce with the best form of metals - stainless steel metals. You can have a look at our collection here.

How should I look after my Cartilage Piercing?

At Metal Morphosis, our piercers will explain to you in full the aftercare process for your piercing. We make it really easy for you! We will provide you with our own brand of Saline Spray and Anti-Bacterial spray so you can take them away straight after piercing. 

How long is the healing process for my Cartilage Piercing?

Again this is subjective; the healing process can depend on how your body reacts to your new piercing. This can be anything from 6 weeks to a year before you feel it is ready to change to a new hoop or stud. Suppose you do think your ear piercing is infected. In that case, our team is always around to offer advice in either Hackney or Carnaby store! You should always seek medical advice from your local doctors if you are worried about infection too. 

How to spot an Infection with your piercing…

Getting 'lumps' on the back of your piercing is common and not necessarily an infection. These can go away by cleaning your piercing properly. However the UK’s National Health Service also advises that an infected piercing could lead to a high temperature, itching, and pain or tenderness when touching the area. If you do think your piercing is infected don't touch or play with it and seek medical advice. 

WHAT TO DO NEXT...

BOOK! Book in for your piercing at Metal Morphosis here

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