A conch piercing is a perforation of the auricle.
There is a difference between the inner conch (marked green) and the outer conch (marked red).
The outer conch is above the depression and could also be defined as a lower helix piercing. Most customers confuse a helix piercing with a conch/outer conch piercing. Therefore, before performing the procedure, we make sure the difference is clear to the customer.
The inner conch is located in the depression, that is, in the middle of the auricle.
Both versions use a labret or a particularly large ball closure ring.
Conch piercings occasionally have bigger diameters. However, since stretching cartilage tissue can be painful and requires patience and special care, the desired diameter of the piercing canal is usually punched directly. The hole that is created in the auricle will no longer close because the body cannot produce cartilage; the reduction in the size of the canal is only possible as the skin tissue begins to grow back.
As can be seen, the conch piercing can be performed in a variety of locations, allowing the customer full satisfaction.
Healing and care:
A conch piercing can take between 3 and 8 months to heal completely, rarely longer. Like other external piercings, in the first three weeks it should be cleaned with ProntoLind spray twice a day, and then coated with ProntoLind gel. It is important to wash your hands before touching the pierced area and the jewelry itself. By caring for the piercing in the correct manner and with the proper materials, you can do a great deal to prevent the onset of proud flesh.
Disinfectant solutions containing alcohol or chlorine should be avoided.