What is an Orbital Piercing?
Generally, an orbital piercing is a type of piercing where a circular jewelry enters and exits two or more perforations in the ear. Typically, two holes are made for a ring to go through the piercing. This piercing can be placed on any part of the ear but they are most commonly found in the helix, ear lobes and outer rim of the ear. Piercings can be done at the same time or separately. If there is already an existing hole in the ear, another one can be made to make it an orbital piercing. It is named orbital because of its orbit-like appearance. There are many different variations of this piercings. Below are the most basic and advanced versions of it.
Orbital Piercing Variations and Inspiration
Orbital Piercing Jewellery
Orbital piercing typically utilizes ball closure rings and smooth segment rings. When choosing a jewelry for this piercing, it is important to choose the size carefully. Rings that are too large may result to migration since these piercings are often placed on the ear cartilage. Ideally, this piercing uses a captive bead ring. Segment rings, horseshoe rings, and circular barbells may also be used. For a unique look, you may try heart rings too.
Orbital Piercing Pain, Procedure, and Cost
How painful is it?
The pain level of an orbital piercing depends on the piercer’s skills, the chosen location, the size of the jewelry, the number of perforations, and your own pain tolerance. Since this piercing can be placed on all parts of the ear, expect that the pain level may vary. Generally, perforations made on the cartilage part of the ear like helix and conch would be more painful compared to orbital piercings made in the lobe. More perforations like the Helix Rook Daith Tragus Orbital Piercing above will definitely be more painful than a Helix Orbital Piercing.
How is it done?
How much does it cost?
Like we always say, the cost of the piercing varies from shop to shop and from piercer to piercer. This time, it is not just about that, now it would also depend on the number of perforations you want, the difficulty of the area being pierced, and the type of orbital piercing you want to get. On average, the orbital piercing may cost from $30 to $100.
Orbital Piercing Healing & Aftercare
How long does it take for it to heal?
Th healing time will generally depend on how well you take care of the pierced area. It may also depend on the area where it is done. Cartilage piercings may take a longer healing time. Generally, an orbital piercing takes 3 to 4 months to heal completely., provided that you follow all the necessary aftercare tips.
How do I take care of it?
- Ensure your hands are clean and sterilized when touching the piercing.
- To clean the crusts forming around the pierced area, use warm water and a cotton swab.
- Clean the area three times a day with a warm saline solution.
- Ensure to rinse the area well
- Use a soft towel to dry it well.
- Never submerge in the pool while piercing is still healing
- Never irritate the piercing by touching, rotating or fiddling it.
- Never touch, rotate or fiddle your piercings.
- Never clean the pierced area with a rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
- Never remove the jewelry till your piercing has completely healed.
- Never exert any pressure on your piercing while sleeping.
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