What You Need to Know About Rook Jewelry Piercings
Learn everything you need to know about rook piercing jewelry.
What Is a Rook Piercing?
A rook piercing is a piercing in the upper ridge of your ear, in the antihelix above the tragus. Using a needle, the piercer goes through the cartilage of your rook and inserts the jewelry.
Pain, Healing, and Aftercare
Pain is a common worry for most people after getting a piercing. This depends on the individual’s pain tolerance. However, a rook piercing goes through a thick layer of cartilage, which is usually more painful when compared to lobe piercings.
This type of piercing may also take significantly more time to heal. A rook piercing may take six months or longer before it’s healed fully. There’s also a higher risk of infection.
As with most aftercare routines, proper cleaning and staying in good health are crucial. It’s recommended to gently wash the area using soap and water two or three times a day as necessary.
What Types of Jewelry and Material Are Used for a Rook Piercing?
While healing, it’s recommended to stick with a barbell. However, in addition to barbells, you can also opt for curved barbells or hoops. Hoops are a favorite among rook-piercing fans, though hoops also are the hardest to heal.
The safest materials to use for rook piercings are gold or titanium. Titanium is a great choice due to it being nickel-free and hypoallergenic. With gold, 14 karats or higher is good for durability and being free of harmful metals.
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