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What is a Conch Piercing?



Location: Ear, Conch
Jewellery: Barbells, Rings, Studs
Healing: 3 to 9 months

A conch piercing is the perforation of the concha, the deep bowl-shaped shell in the centre of the ear. This allows the piercee to insert a piece of jewellery of their choice in to the concha, the most popular of which tend to be barbells. Often pierced using a hollow 14g needle, it can be sore and painful due to the sensitivity of the ear in the central area. Itís a very popular piercing which can house many different types of jewellery.
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Conch Piercing Placement
Placement of this piercing can be lower, middle or upper piercings and may be referred to as scapha and antihelix piercings.
Conch Piercing Jewellery
Start with a barbell, because a ring will increase the risk of trauma to the wound. If you use a ring make sure it doesnít get pulled.
Conch Piercing Process
Usually performed with a receiving tube or using a freehand method, although as always this depends on your anatomy and piercer.
Conch Piercing Aftercare
Healing time is around 3 to 9 months, commonly over 6 months. Initial jewellery size of barbells can be as short as 5/16 inch.

More About Conch Piercing

A conch piercing goes through the hollow of your ear, the thinnest part, and looks great with a stylish labret. You can also wear barbells with conch piercings, so we stock a range of colours, styles and sizes to make sure that you have the best selection of body jewellery for your ear piercing. This is a very eye catching ear piercing and we also provide add-ons so that you can effectively swap over to a brighter colour or cool design for a great new look at a fraction of the price.

Blue Banana has everything you need to make your conch piercing unforgettable. Not only do we have a range of excellent titanium labrets and barbells but they also come in a range of colours from black to rainbow. We also sell a range of add-ons which can be added to your piercing in moments in order to give it a great new look courtesy of an eye catching design or coloured crystal. Whether your piercing looks great with a polished metal look, a black labret or a curved barbell, we have everything you need to make your body jewellery the best around.

A conch piercing requires a wider labret or barbell than other ear piercings, which is why we make our body jewellery available in a range of sizes for as many piercings as possible. Couple that with our excellent value for money and quality selection and itís easy to see why weíre one of the best providers of alternative jewellery and piercing around. Whatever style you want to give your conch piercing, youíre sure to find it here along with several others that you should try. Experiment with your style without paying the earth when you shop at Blue Banana.

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