What is a Forward Helix Piercing?
- What is a Forward Helix Piercing?
- Forward Helix Piercing Inspirations
- 21 Forward Helix Piercings and Jewellery
- Forward Helix Piercing Pain and Procedure
- Forward Helix Piercing Infection
- Forward Helix Piercing Aftercare
- Forward Helix Aftercare Instructions
- Suggested Aftercare Products For Forward Helix Piercing
- Tips For Taking Care of Your Forward Helix Piercing
A forward helix piercing is a unique piercing that is located in the top front cartilage of your ears. The outer rim of your ear is called the helix which means that forward helix is the front side of this rim. This is where your ears and face meet. Because of this ideal location, everybody will easily notice your forward helix piercing.
Forward Helix Piercing Inspirations
21 Forward Helix Piercings and Jewellery
Forward Helix Piercing Pain and Procedure
Forward Helix Piercing Pain
When it comes to pain, it all differs from person to person since we all have different pain thresholds. Forward helix piercing may hurt more than a regular helix piercing. Most piercing enthusiast would rate forward helix piercing pain from 5-7 with 10 being the most painful.
Forward Helix Piercing Costs
Forward Helix Piercing Healing
Healing may differ from person to person too. It may also be difficult to assess if your piercing has already completely healed or not. You may feel no pain in the area but it does not necessarily mean that it has completely healed. Forward helix piercing typically will be healed within 8-12 weeks with proper aftercare, though multiples will of course, lengthen that time.
Forward Helix Piercing Infection
Forward Helix Piercing Aftercare
Forward Helix Aftercare Instructions
- Step One
- On the first day of your piercing, you should allow it to rest for a few hours before you clean it. You can clean it at night before you go to sleep.
- Step Two
- When cleaning, you should never use a cleaning agent that has been used by another person. You should be able to get one from your piercer.
- Step Three
- Avoid using cream, alcohol, and peroxide. Creams can result in bacterial infection. Creams tend to create build up around the pierced area and eventually becomes a place for bacteria to develop. Bateria can lead to infections like perichondritis. Peroxide and rubbing alcohol both eat white blood cells, which is precisely what you need to heal. It will not really allow the piercing to become infected, but it will also not allow it to heal.
- Step Four
- Your piercer will generally set you up, along with aftercare, with a proper expectation as to how long you must wait to change the jewelry. Standard is 6-8 weeks, and should you need to change the jewelry for ANY reason prior to that time, please consult your piercer for assistance.
- Do’s and Dont’s
Suggested Aftercare Products For Forward Helix Piercing
Piercing Care Healing Sea Salts & Botanicals
This product is great for your new forward helix piercing. Piercing Care only contains natural ingredients. It is enriched with vitamins and minerals. Botanical Oils can help your piercing heal quickly while Aloe Vera and Vitamin E can moisturize and nourish your skin. Since this is concentrated, then you only need a small amount.
After having your forward helix piercing, it is very important that you must take good care of it in order to prevent swelling and infection. Without aftercare, you will suffer health complications and your piercing can be very painful. In order to clean the piercing area, soak it in a salt water solution. However, if this can cause irritation then you can use H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray.
This natural saline spray works well for both external and internal use. It can heal and protect your forward helix piercing. At the same time, it can provide you with a soothing feeling and take away the pain. It is very important to clean your piercing twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
You should wash your hands with an antibacterial soap before cleaning your piercing. H2Ocean – Blue Green Liquid Soap is not only antibacterial but it is also antimicrobial. A vegan friendly soap that is rich in Aloe Vera and free from any fragrance.
Tips For Taking Care of Your Forward Helix Piercing
- Perform daily cleaning for the first three weeks of the piercing
- If you have long hair, try to clip it up so it will not bring dirt in the piercing. Clipping it would also let you avoid irritation and snagging.
- Consult your piercer first with any questions or concerns, NOT your friends.Use ONLY the solutions or cleaning supplies approved and recommended by your artist.
- Listen to professional advice.
- Go swimming while the wound is healing
- Share personal hygienic products like cleaning agents and towels
- Touch the piercing
- Use bleaching products on the piercing
- Remove the new piercing for cleaning, rest, activities or any other reason.
Hello! My name is Emily and I obsessed with piercings (and tattoos) since I was a little girl of 6 years old. I was fortunate enough to make my passion my work after meeting my amazing husband Jeffrey who owned his own tattoo shop. I just recently finished my internships at some of America’s most famous piercing shops and a dream to start something together was born. After falling in love with each other (and each other’s piercings and tattoos) we decided to expand his tattoo shop and I got to manage my own piercing shop in the same space! I’ve never been so happy being able to share my love for piercings through my shop and this blog I started back in 2013. We love to share models and inspiration, so feel free to email me your suggestions, pictures or if you just want to say hi!