April 16, 2024
conch piercing

There are so many ways to decorate your ears. Among the many possible ear piercings, today we will talk about the conch piercing. What is this? How bad does it hurt? How many? Let’s find out!

What is the Conch Piercing?

The concha piercing consists of the piercing of the antilice, a part of the auricle composed mainly of cartilage.

In this point of the ear it is especially fashionable to apply ring jewelry. The effect is really delicate and elegant, but also original!

How is the conch piercing done?

First point: the conch piercing is done by a professional piercer. It might sound like a silly observation, but doing this piercing yourself could be a real hassle.

Second point: if you are offered to do a conch piercing with the gun, leave immediately. The gun is absolutely no good for this point of the ear and in general a REAL piercer would never and for no reason use a gun instead of needles.

Let’s cut to the chase. The piercer will sit you down, disinfect your ear, ask you where exactly you want to do the conch, and give the sign.

After that, he will check with a light pen if there are any capillariespassing through the point to be drilled. This step is very useful because cutting a capillary means, trivially, bleeding more than necessary . Finally, it will proceed to execution.

Is getting a conch piercing painful?

Being a cartilaginous area, making a conch is a bit more painful than piercing a soft area, like the earlobe or navel. The piercer will have to put in a bit more force, but the procedure is still very quick (half a second really) and so the pain is done just in time to feel it, which is already over.

How Much Does a Conch Piercing Cost?

Prices always vary from piercer to piercer, and from city to city, but generally speaking a conch piercing costs between $60 and $80 . This is an area that requires expertise to break into, so don’t go to the savings .

Healing and contraindications

The conch piercing has a medium slow healing time , which varies from 2 to 3 months. After about a month from the realization and barring complications, the jewel could already be change, but the healing is not complete so you must be careful with the jewels you choose and continue to take care of the area.

How to clean the conch piercing?

Arm yourself with cotton swabs and a mild antibacterial soap and once a day, gently clean around the jewel, in front of and behind the ear. Some piercers also suggest using warm water (not too much) in which salt has been dissolve, but personally and according to some experienced piercers, mild antibacterial soap as it has some cleansing action.


It is not uncommon for piercings in cartilaginous areas, such as the concha, to create keloids in an attempt to heal. The keloids (which are scars) in this case show up as rounded bulges near the hole . If neglected, keloids can grow larger and require surgical removal.

To prevent them from forming, it is essential to maintain the piercing well by disinfecting it and avoiding touching / irritating it.

By taking care of it every day, you will be able to notice more easily whether a keloid is forming or not. In this case, if the keloid is in an early stage and is still small, a cream like Gentalin Beta could solve the problem. To be sure not to make a mistake,contact your piercer as soon as possible for advice on what to do next.