A Snug is a piercing that is done in the cartilage in your ear. This piercing is located in the inner cartilage of the ear just above the anti tragus piercing but half way down the outer rim of the ear.
This piercing takes about 8-16 weeks to heal depending on the jewelry used.
To have this piercing successfully heal you need to use micro Jewelry so that there is no stress on the piercing itself. It is a very shallow piercing so you will only need a piece of jewelry that is a few millimeters longer than the thickness at the piercing. That is another reason that micro sized jewelry is the best for this piercing, because it is usually available in small sizes. The pieces of jewelry that are recommended are Circular Barbells and Straight Barbells. You should use a Gauge that is appropriate and lightweight so that you will not have piercing rejection. After the piercing is healed you can used a Captive Bead Ring in the piercing.
Any cartilage piercing generally takes longer to heal. So you will have to stick to the aftercare until this piercing is completely healed. Remember, make sure that you have the proper size Jewelry because if the Jewelry is too large or too small it will create tension and make it impossible for the piercing to heal. So doing proper planning, using the correct Jewelry, and regular cleanings will keep this piercing happy.
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