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What are the types of ear piercings?

The most common types of ear piercings include: 

  1. Lobe Piercing: The most common type of ear piercing is done on the bottom of the earlobe.
  2. Helix Piercing: A piercing done on the upper part of the ear cartilage.
  3. Tragus Piercing: A piercing done on the small flap of cartilage that covers the ear canal.
  4. Conch Piercing: A piercing done on the center of the inner ear cartilage.
  5. Rook Piercing: A piercing done on the upper part of the inner ear cartilage.
  6. Industrial Piercing: A type of piercing done by connecting two lobe piercings with a barbell.
  7. Daith Piercing: A piercing done on the innermost part of the ear cartilage.
  8. Snug Piercing: A piercing done on the upper part of the inner ear cartilage.
  9. Orbital Piercing: A piercing done between two ear lobes.
  10. Anti-Tragus Piercing: A piercing done on the upper part of the inner ear cartilage.

These are just examples, there are many more types of ear piercings.

Additionally, multiple ear piercings can be done together. For example, a type of piercing can be created by placing a barbell between several piercings done on the helix and tragus areas of the ear. This type of piercing is called a "ear stack" or "ear map".

Also, ear piercings can be made from various materials. The most common ones are titanium, surgical steel and gold. However, ear piercings can also be made from silver, brass, jewelry, or organic materials. Each material has different advantages and disadvantages and is chosen based on the preference or allergic reactions of the person getting the piercing.

Lastly, regular maintenance is important for ear piercings. After getting a piercing, it is necessary to regularly wash and dry the skin around the piercing to keep it clean and dry. Additionally, the piercing should not be touched or pulled on. This speeds up the healing process and prevents scarring.