Looking for somewhere to get your auricle pierced? Use our
store locator to find your local Blue Banana Studio. You don’t need to book an
appointment; you can simply show up and be pierced on the day.
Please ensure that you have checked the auricle piercing age
restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue
disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the auricle piercing age restriction
is 16 (ID may be required) or 13 with parental consent from a parent or
guardian who is present.
Once you’re all booked in, you will have some forms to fill
out. A member of Blue Banana staff will walk you through the steps and can help
you pick out jewellery. Then you can meet the piercer! They too will give you a
quick consultation and briefing before discussing the auricle piercing
The piercer typically uses a sterilised gauge needle and
passes it through the auricle, inserting the jewellery in the process. The
piercing spot is cleaned thoroughly and marked with a pen first so you can
agree that you are happy with the location.
An auricle piercing can take 3-9 months to fully heal due to
the piercing passing through the cartilage of the ear. The healing time varies
from person to person and will depend on the quality of care taken during this
During the healing process, it is important to avoid
knocking the piercing or putting pressure on the area as this will impede
healing. For example, make sure not to sleep on the side with the new piercing.
Other steps that can be taken to give optimum care include tying back long hair,
not wearing earphones or other ear coverings, and avoiding contact with any
kind of cosmetics including fake tan and hair products.
Like any piercing, it is important to maintain good hygiene
when caring for your new piercing. Sticking to a strict aftercare regime for
your auricle piercing will help limit potential infections and ensure your
piercing gets the best chance at healing quickly. Clean your auricle piercing
twice a day with a salt water solution by gently bathing it using cotton wool. It
can also be beneficial to add Tea Tree Oil to your cleaning routine.
While it is important to ensure your general ear hygiene is
top-notch, it is also advisable to avoid using soap on your new piercing so be
sure to take extra care while washing your ears and removing ear wax.
If you would like further information, make sure to read our
full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.
There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to auricle
piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular picks include:
We tend to recommend choosing piercing jewellery such as a
labret for the first year of having your auricle piercing as this is much less
likely to become caught or knocked against anything, therefore helping your
piercing to heal. After the year is up, be sure to explore your other options
including a range of auricle piercing hoop jewellery such as classic BCRs and
simple-yet-effective segment rings.
If you are looking for a BCR that offers a daintier style
then be sure to check out our adorable jewelled BCRs. With a variety of colours
available, you can find plenty of cute ear piercing jewellery to help you keep
your piercing looking fresh and sweet. Before buying your piercing jewellery
always make sure to consider if the size and material will suit your ear.
When searching for a piece of jewellery here are the
measurements that you will want to know.
We display the piercing jewellery measurements as Gauge first then
Diameter/Length (1.2mm x 8mm) depending on if you are choosing a hoop or
straight piece of jewellery.
We generally recommend that for new piercings you choose
jewellery with a wider diameter or length. This can allow for extra room in
case of any swelling. Make sure to check out the guidance from our piercing
guides for tips on removing and when to change piercing jewellery.
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