The Daith piercing in a very interesting type of cartilage piercing due to its unique location, the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. The location is also known as the crus of the helix. People would typically pronounce it as “day-th”, however, it’s correct pronunciation is “doth”. It can be similar to the word “moth”.
It was initially called as the “da’at” piercing. The word means knowledge in Hebrew. It was created by a Jewish woman named Erik Dakota in 1992. She named it after the word knowledge because the piercing requires a sophisticated technique and knowledgeable piercer. Piercings are subtle and sophisticated after all!
Daith Piercing Pain and Procedure
The piercing process only takes a few moments. The piercing expert will start by sterilizing the area to be pierced followed by marking the exact points where the needle would pinch through. The piercer may take the time to ensure that the piercing is done seamlessly. Due to the different natural curves in the area, the piercer really needs to focus on the piercing process. Then, he will use a curved needle to pierce a hole on the area. The piercing expert will remove the cork from the needle tip.He will also use a needle-receiving tube to guide the needle safely on the process of piercing. As soon as the hole is created, the jewelry of your choice will be inserted through the new hole.
When it come to the pain caused by the procedure, most people would say that on a scale of 1-10, with ten being the highest, Daith piercing is around 3-4. Commonly, people would experience warmth in the pierced area and encounter bleeding. Some even go through a throbbing pain a few minutes later, but it will definitely decrease.
Daith Piercing Jewelry Pictures
Daith Piercing Cost
Daith piercing or any other type of piercing will cost differently from one piercing shop to another. The piercing cost would typically range from $40 to $100. Be sure to get the best piercing expert as this type of piercing needs an experienced and knowledgeable piercer.
Daith Piercing for Migraines
Daith piercing is located at the inner cartilage of the ear which is said to have a pressure point but can it really solve your migraine problems? It is suggested that the Daith piercing can mimic the effects of acupuncture when it hits the pressure points in the ear. At this point, there has really not an official study or research that seeks the validity of these claims. There is very little research about how effective Daith piercing is when it comes to eliminating or minimizing migraines. There are some patients who reportedly lost their recurring migraines after getting a Daith piercing but there are also some who did not. Nevertheless, whether you like to get rid of your migraines or just have a fun and new look, Daith piercing is for you. Regardless if you do not lose your migraine, it is still a cool accessory to add to your body.
Daith Piercing Healing and Aftercare
The Daith Piercing’s healing process can take a longer time compared to other types of cartilage piercing. Since it is located in the opening of the ear, it can be a magnet for dirt and germs. It needs to be handled with extra care as its wound is larger than other piercings. Please strictly follow the aftercare tips below to avoid any infection.
- Never touch the piercing unless you are cleaning it.
- Use an anti-bacterial soap that has triclosan or chloroxylenol.
- Clean the piercing once or twice a day.
- When cleaning the piercing, dab a cotton bud with water and antibacterial soap, leave it on the area for a few minutes, and carefully rotate the jewelry.
- Rinse the area thoroughly and do not leave any cleaning agent.
- Do not make it in contact with any facial or hair products like makeups, hairsprays, and perfumes.
- Occasionally replace your pillow case.
- Clean it every time you use earplugs, earmuffs, or headsets.
We generally recommend these two products that will have you covered in 99.99% of the cases if you follow the instructions properly.
Dr. Piercing’s Aftercare swabs are developed exclusively for the care and cleaning of piercings and help prevent infection. These swabs are conveniently packaged using advanced technology for easy, sanitary application. These piercing aftercare swabs are most commonly used 2/day for the first week and 1/day for the next 3 weeks. This completes the pack in 4 weeks and after this point, good routine hygiene with liquid soap (anti-bacterial if preferred) and water should continue the healing process.
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H2Ocean increases circulation to the body or mouth piercing and accelerates the healing process. It will also help reduce lumps and scars. This formula remains sterile in the state of the art can. H2Ocean non-aerosol dry mist sprayer is ozone friendly and the can itself is recyclable. It is absolutely vital when taking care of a piercing to make sure that bacteria isn’t introduced to the affected area, and the only way to do this is by using a sterile formula like this one. In the case of an oral piercing, we also recommend getting the aftercare mouthwash to protect your new piercing.
In most cases, with a proper piercing shop, there is nothing to worry. Are you excited yet to get a Daith Piercing? Show us which one you got in the comments!