The ear gives us the biggest variety of piercings. Starting ofcourse with the lobes.In many cultures girls get their ears pierced at a young age by an elder as a form of annitiation.
In the"modern world and times" you can have it done with a piercinggun in nearly any jewelshop in every town. Always in fashion,but without real knowledge of anatomy and healing processes. When getting it done by a professional piercer you get personalised advice about placement,jewelry and aftercare. most ears allow for 3 or 4 lobe piercings maximum. The healing process takes an average of 6 weeks. Check ups come free of charge!
With all other piercings in the ear we deal with cartilage which has a different healing process than the "fleshy" lobe.
Being very sensitive to moisture,it is super important to take good care of the piercing during a lengthy time. Specificly drying well after washing,sweating or walking in the lush summer rain.
The thicker the cartilage,the longer the healing process,sounds obvious right? Here's a few examples:
Helix ca 10 weeks Industrial(helix and foreward helix with 1 piece of jewelry) ca 12 weeks Tragus ca 12 weeks Conch ca 16 weeks