Auricle Piercing

Jewellery:BCR, Circular Barbell, Segment Ring or Labret
Healing:3-9 Months
Age Limit:16 years old (13 years old with parental consent)
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The auricle piercing is an attractive and popular ear piercing which looks awesome when adorned with pretty jewellery. Thinking of getting one done? Read on for all the information you need about auricle piercings
An auricle piercing featuring a rainbow titanium BCR.

Auricle Piercing 101

Auricle piercing is done in the outer part of the ear which is called the auricle, between the helix and the earlobe. It has become one of the most fashionable ear piercing options due to its outward location which is great for flaunting fancy body jewellery. 


To get this cool new look and accentuate your ears, the piercer typically uses a sterilised gauge needle and passes it through the auricle by 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. It is a relatively simple procedure compared to some other piercing options.


The auricle piercing goes through the cartilage so it may feel slightly more painful than other ear piercings. However, it really depends on your personal pain threshold and any soreness or swelling should disappear within a week or two. 


As it is a cartilage piercing it might take longer to heal than your average ear piercing. Usually, this type of piercing takes between 3 and 9 months to heal. To ensure that your piercing heals as quickly as possible, it’s advisable that you choose your jewellery carefully and make sure it's good quality. 

Getting the cartilage to heal totally after an auricle piercing does take time and patience but it's all worth it when you get the chance to show off some stunning jewellery.

To aid the healing process, follow these simple steps:
  • Clean the area with a salt water solution and lukewarm water every day
  • Avoid using soap or other cosmetics in the piercing area
  • Try not to sleep on the pierced side
  • Don't move or rotate the jewellery
  • Change your pillow cases regularly
Once the healing process is complete, you can have fun experimenting with a range of jewellery styles!


Jewellery such as ball closure rings look fantastic but may catch on things, and therefore may not be the best choice for the first year of having your auricle piercing. Labrets and barbells also look gorgeous in an auricle piercing, so these might be your best best to begin with. If you want to give your alternative piercing some eye catching style then look no further than Blue Banana’s body jewellery for great looking designs and great value for money, as well as high quality.

All of our body jewellery is comfortable to wear and easy to use, so it’s never been easier to give your piercing some alternative style. You can sort our products by style and size, making it even easier to find the labret or barbell perfect for your auricle piercing. Go and check out our awesome range of auricle piercing jewellery!

Article Disclaimer: The information contained here within is based on our experience as one of the UK’s largest piercing chains. Please note that each individual’s experiences will be subjective and therefore each person will have a different experience of pain, healing and maintenance. For more information, please view our article guides terms and conditions page.

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