8 Unforgivable Sins of Forward Helix Piercings
Mar03

8 Unforgivable Sins of Forward Helix Piercings

Forward helix piercings can be awesome, if done right. They’re adventurous and unusual, but not so eye-catching that you’re going to have to stress about removing them for social situations where piercings are frowned on. They can also be a subtle accessory to your main piercings if you’re just looking to accentuate your other metal, or if you want to be a little more audacious then there are a ton of incredible pieces you can pick up to make yourself look like a total badass. What you have to keep in mind with a Forward Helix Piercing But the key thing about this piercing is that it has to be done well. Forward helix piercings are notorious for being painful and prone to infection afterwards. Going through cartilage is much more of a challenge than piercing loose skin, so if it’s done badly it can cause you a lot of grief. A lot of people end up ditching these piercings before too long, which is a shame because they can look awesome. So here are a few commandments to follow when getting your forward helix pierced. 1. Thou shalt not bargain-hunt for a piercer Do not do this yourself, unless you’re super confident that you know what you’re doing. And do not shop around to find who’ll charge the least. There is a certain very famous piercing shop (which we won’t name here) that will do quick and dirty earlobe piercings for a few bucks. They will also do cartilage piercings such as the forward helix using their normal piercing gun. This particular store has been sued multiple times for causing infection, scarring and permanent damage to the cartilage. It’s because they’re using a gun when they should be using a needle for precision, and because their staff don’t really know what’s what. Find a professional piercer, someone you trust and who can talk you through your plans. You won’t regret it. 2. Thou shalt not copy a design that you’ve seen elsewhere There’s a saying amongst piercers that “every ear is a snowflake”. It’s certainly true that what looks great on one person may not look so hot on you. You have to consider your own features, the shape of your ear, and your plans for future piercings. This is another advantage of talking to a professional piercer: you can sit down and make a plan for your piercings so that you know you’re going to look awesome. The forward helix can be painful sometimes even if it is done professionally, and who wants to go through that pain if they don’t look totally amazing at the end?...

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