Most commonly the upper rim of the ear
Pierced With: Labret. Once Healed: BCR, Circular Barbell, Curved Barbell, Segment Ring, Cylinder Closure Ring
3-4 Months
Age Limit:
16 with ID / 13 with Parents
£35.00 - £40.00
Scala del dolore:

The orbital piercing describes a piercing that connects two holes but is most commonly placed on the top rim of the ear. Find our orbital piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below.

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Orbital Piercing Jewellery

Orbital Piercing Procedure

Decided on getting your orbital piercing? Use our store locator to find your local Blue Banana Studio. There’s no need to book an appointment; you can simply go to the store of your choice and be pierced on the day.

Please ensure that you have checked the ear piercing age restriction before coming to store. In a Blue Banana studio, the orbital 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 go through the steps and can help you pick out jewellery. Then the piercer will give you a quick consultation and briefing before discussing the piercing location.

The orbital piercing can be performed in a variety of places. All orbital piercings will be performed with a piercing needle and will involve creating two piercings. After performing the first piercings, the piercer may use a plastic retainer or jewellery while piercing the second. The piercing site is cleaned thoroughly and marked with a pen first so you can check that you are happy with the location. Your piercer may recommend that you start with two labrets in your fresh piercings and then change to a ring to create the orbital effect once it has healed. This allows for quicker and smoother healing.                 

Orbital Piercing Aftercare Advice

The orbital piercing will vary depending on where you have your piercing. Most orbital piercings are through cartilage which typically takes 3 – 4 months to heal.

During the healing process, there are some activities you will want to avoid such as sleeping on your new piercing and swimming. Knocking or putting pressure on a cartilage piercing can cause the angle to change and the healing process to take longer so be sure to take extra care not to catch your new piercing jewellery and to keep up with your aftercare.

Clean your orbital piercing twice a day with salt water solution or Tea Tree Oil by gently bathing it using cotton wool.

While it is important to ensure your general ear hygiene is first rate, 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.

Choosing Orbital Piercing Jewellery

There’s plenty of options when it comes to orbital piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include:

  • BCRs
  • Orbital Piercing Hoop
  • Orbital Piercing Jewellery

The orbital piercing is one of a few piercings that are usually pierced with a hoop straight away. This is because it connects two piercings. Your piercer will make sure your hoop (typically a BCR) is a snug fit to reduce the chance of you catching it. It is vital for the healing process that you remain patient and don’t change your jewellery until your piercer has advised you to do so.

When choosing your piercing jewellery there are a few things you should consider:

  • Jewellery Size – everyone’s ears are different sizes, so make sure to pick jewellery that sits just right in your ear.  If you are wearing a ring in your ear you will want to make sure it fits snugly. Make sure you also find out what gauge you have been pierced with.
  • Jewellery Material – piercing materials differ not only through their look but also how they could react to your skin. Titanium jewellery is a popular choice due to the hypoallergenic and non-corrosive qualities.
  • Gauge – this is the thickness of the jewellery itself.

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 tips from our piercing guides for information about changing and removing piercing jewellery.

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Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.