Are you thinking about having a different kind of ear piercing, which is evident due to the jewelry used? Then you must consider having an Orbital Ear Piercing. And the reason is that this is a type of ear piercing that gives you an amazing look, and people around you will not be able to take off their eyes from you. Let us tell you everything about the orbital piercing.
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What Is An Orbital Ear Piercing
In this type of piercing, two or more perforations are made on the ear connected with the one jewelry, i.e. a captive bead ring. When a ring is used to go through multiple perforations, it gives a look of an orbit, and that is the reason it is called Orbital Piercing. You can have this piercing either on the lob or the cartilage. But wherever you will get the perforations, it will look awesome with the right jewelry.
Orbital Piercing is famous among both genders. You will get a huge jewelry option, and the look which you will have after the right jewelry will make it much more attractive than a simple earlobe piercing. Images we have added will give you a clear idea of how it looks.
Advantage Of Orbital Ear Piercing
The advantage you have after an Orbital Ear Piercing is to shift to the simple two perforations making it two separate piercings whenever you like. You have a choice to remove one single captive bead ring and use two separate types of jewelry in each perforation without connecting them with the single ring. That may enable you to change the look of your ear whenever you want.
Pros and Cons
Since every piercing has its pros and cons, let us mention some associated with Orbital Piercing.
- It is quite evidently awesome
- Huge jewelry options available
- You can switch between an Orbital Ear Piercing and the simple two separate piercings
- You may feel less pain if you go for single perforation at one time and the second one later
- It can be either on the lobe or the cartilage
- It may hurt more if you get Orbital Ear Piercing on the cartilage
- Double perforation involved
- Can be infected if you do not follow aftercare instructions carefully
Procedure Of Orbital Piercing
The most important part of getting the Orbital Piercing is to select a well-reputed professional piercer. Secondly, whenever you go for the procedure, the most important thing for you should be the sterilized equipment and individually packed items which are involved in the procedure. There must not be any chance of infection later.
The professional piercer will first clean the ear where he wishes to make the perforations. He will mark the ear with a surgical pen where he intends to make the perforation. At this point, you will have a clear idea of how the jewelry will look on you. You also have the time to change the location of the perforation at this point.
The professional piercer may use a surgical clamp to hold the ear if he feels necessary. He will then insert a hollow needle through the cartilage or the lob following with the jewelry through this hollow needle.
The professional piercer will make the second perforation quite close to the first one, and the ring used earlier will be inserted from this hollow needle to make it an Orbital Ear Piercing.
The professional piercer will then give you aftercare instructions which you must follow to avoid any chance of infection.
You will have a clear idea after watching this video.
How Much Does It Hurt
First of all, it is quite evident that each individual has a different level of pain tolerance. For someone, the piercing on the lob may be painful, whereas it may be not much painful for the other. But we take things on a general level.
You can have prescribed painkillers if you feel so.
Suggestion for Less Pain
As there are two perforations involved in the procedure, you can always go for one. It is evident that having two perforations at the same time will make you uncomfortable. If you feel, you can go for one perforation and then the second one at a later time.
The other suggestion is to use the one old perforation and get only the one perforation to make it Orbital Piercing. As there are two perforations required, you can have one perforation quite close to the one you already have (if any) to make it the Orbital Piercing.
Healing Time and Aftercare
After the procedure, the first thing that comes into your mind is the healing time and aftercare.
If you have the Orbital Piercing on your lobe, then healing time will reduce as compared to the piercing on the cartilage. The reason is the blood flow, which is good in earlobe as compared to cartilage, helping it to heal quickly.
The healing time depends upon the aftercare instructions. If you follow proper guidelines, healing time may be reduced.
What You Must Adopt During Healing Time
- Always touch the piercing after washing your hands with a good anti-bacterial soap
- Clean your piercing with sea salt solution at least 2-3 times a day
- Maintain better hygiene habits
- Keep the piercing dry
- Be extra careful while sleeping. Adjust your position
- Take healthy diet to fasten healing time as guided by the piercer
- Always follow proper guidelines provided by the piercer
What To Avoid During Healing Time
- Do not use a shared pillow
- Avoid using public pools
- Never try to change or rotate the jewelry
- Do not use any cream which may attract bacteria around the piercing
Read About Ear Piering Aftercare Guide
Symptoms Of An Infected Orbital Piercing
After the procedure, you must keep an eye on the healing of the piercing. You can easily have an infection if you do not follow the proper guidelines. There are symptoms that show that the piercing is infected.
- Excessive Swelling (lasts longer than two weeks)
- Embedded Jewelry
- Excessive Pain
- Fever (Due to piercing which lasts longer)
- Excessive Bleeding
- Dark Brown or Yellow Pus
Whenever you feel any of the symptoms, consult your doctor immediately.
There are a lot of jewelry options available for you. Here are some suggestions.
- Simple plain ring
- Captive bead ring
- Ball horseshoe
- Cube horseshoe
The jewelry selection mainly depends upon the perforation made and the distance among the piercings. But never try to change the jewelry until the piercing heals properly. You can have a lot of ideas by looking at the images we have added for you.
How Much Does Orbital Piercing Cost
In the United States, it may cost around 30$ to 40$. While in the UK cost is around £18 to £25 whereas in Europe the cost of Orbital Piercing is approximately €30 to €35. Also, note that the price is just for an idea. Charges may vary due to a lot of other factors, including professional piercer, equipment, procedure, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is an orbital piercing?
In this type of piercing, two or more perforations are made on the ear connected with the one jewelry, i.e. a captive bead ring.
How much does orbital ear piercing hurt?
Let us make a scale of pain that has a level 1 (least painful) to a maximum level 10 (most painful); then, we shall give the Orbital Ear Piercing a 3 if the orbital piercing is on lobe and 5 if it is on cartilage.
How much does orbital piercing cost?
In the United States, it may cost around 30$ to 40$. While in the UK cost is around £18 to £25 whereas in Europe the cost of Orbital Ear Piercing is approximately €30 to €35.
How long does it take for an orbital ear piercing to heal?
Healing time of Orbital Ear Piercing on lobe is approximately 3 to 6 weeks, whereas, on cartilage, the healing time maybe 4 months to 6 months to heal properly depending upon how properly you follow the aftercare instructions. In some cases, the healing time on cartilage can be more than 6 months up to a year.