Rook Piercing

Rook piercing is a type of an ear cartilage piercing done on the anti-helix of the ear. This is one of the most popular ear cartilage piercings. It looks very stylish and effective so it’s not surprising that so many people choose to have it. Rook piercing has to be done on a precise spot on the ear cartilage: it is performed on the anti-helix of the ear, just above the tragus. The exact spot that is pierced is the fold of the cartilage between the inner and outer conch. As such, the piercing is located on the ridge between the inner and outer conch of the ear.

This placement ensures that the jewelry for a Rook piercing goes from the underside all the way to the top of this ridge. It makes Rook piercing look more unusual than other ear cartilage piercings: typically, these piercings go from a front surface of the ear to the back surface. With a Rook piercing, the jewelry goes from bottom to the top. Rook piercings can accommodate several jewelry types but keep in mind that any jewelry you choose has to be small and light since the pierced area is so small in size. Typical jewelry for a Rook piercing is a Captive Bead Ring but some people opt for curved barbells, particularly during the healing time.