Snug Piercing

Snug piercing is an ear cartilage piercing done through the vertical ridge that outlines but does not edge the ear. In technical terms, this is an “anti-helix piercing”, though a more common name for this piercing is “snug”. Snug piercing is done on the inner cartilage of the ear just above the anti-tragus piercing. This is a very nice placement that creates very attractive results. At the same time, it is important to note that this placement can be painful and a bit difficult to heal. Since this is such a sensitive area it is important to be pierced properly and to wear only relatively small jewelry that will not put too much pressure on your cartilage.

Snug piercings usually heal in 8 to 16 weeks, depending on the body and the jewelry used. Typical jewelry for a snug piercing is a small straight barbell or, alternatively, a curved barbell. These are safer to wear during the healing time. Once your snug piercing is fully healed you may also wear some other jewelry types, such as small Captive Bead Rings. It is important to stay away from heavy, big jewelry in your snug piercing since it can hurt your cartilage and endanger the piercing.