Your Guide To Conch Piercings

Your Guide To Conch Piercings

What Is a Conch Piercing? 

There are two types of conch piercing; inner conch piercing and outer conch piercing. Conch piercings are fast becoming a popular trend and can be worn elegantly by those seeking a minimal style or more creatively by any attention seekers!

Types of Jewelry for Conch Piercings

Due to the popularity of conch piercings, there are plenty of cartilage jewelry options available for conch piercings. When you’re choosing jewelry for your conch piercing, the most important thing is to make sure that it is good quality. Some types of jewelry that will look awesome with your cartilage piercing are:


Hoops exist in plain or patterned styles and both can look great with a conch piercing but will have to wait until the piercing is fully healed to swap into the hoops

Posts and studs

Posts can look great with a conch piercing and come in different styles and colors


Cuffs sit well around many cartilage piercings and are really versatile in terms of design and style, making them a great choice, again having to wait until the piercing is fully healed to be swapped into the cuffs

Where to Buy Conch Piercing Jewelry

When you’re buying jewelry for your conch piercing, it is important to make sure that you are purchasing it from a trusted retailer, so that you can be confident that the jewelry is of good quality. Poor quality jewelry can damage your body, damage your piercing and can cause irritations, rashes and allergic reactions.

If you're in Newmarket, Ontario or the surrounding areas, drop in and take a look at the range of jewelry we have on offer. You can also chat with a member of the team at who will be able to advise you on jewelry for your conch piercing.

Can You Get Your Conch Pierced With A Hoop?

It is necessary to get your ear pierced with a bar initially. Once your piercing has healed, you can replace the bar with a hoop.

Do Conch Piercings Hurt?

A conch piercing might hurt a little more than an earlobe piercing, as you are putting a hole through cartilage tissue. Everyone experiences pain differently but often the anticipation of getting a piercing is more uncomfortable and the piercing itself. 

As experienced professionals, we can reassure you that conch piercing pain is nothing to worry about but if you’re nervous about getting your piercing, the best thing to do to is to remember that the discomfort of a piercing is only temporary. Once the moment has passed, you’ll be left with an awesome new piercing to admire.

How Long Does A Conch Piercing Take To Heal?

Your conch piercing may take longer to heal than a skin piercing, and you may experience a little more swelling. Don’t worry, this is normal and the swelling should go down after a few weeks. The full healing process can take anything from six to nine months. Make sure that your piercing is fully healed before you change your jewelry.

Conch Piercing Aftercare

You should care for your conch piercing in the same way that you would care for any other piercing. To ensure that your conch piercing heals beautifully, be sure to follow a few simple steps:

  •   Avoid touching or playing with your conch piercing at all, especially if you haven’t washed your hands thoroughly first
  •   When drying your conch piercing, use a clean paper towel
  •   Leave your original jewelry in while your piercing is healing
  •   Avoid sleeping on your conch piercing as this might cause migration, scaring and embedding

Any piercing can be susceptible to infection, so be sure to follow the care tips above to minimize any risk. If you are concerned about an infected cartilage piercing, speak to your piercing professional.  

In or Around Newmarket, ON? Ready to get a Conch Piercing? – call us today!

If you're in Newmarket, Ontario or close by and you have any questions about conch piercing or jewellery, please drop in and chat with a member of the team at, who will be glad to assist you.

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