A snug is a piercing through the ear cartilage, approximately parallel to the inner conch. The jewel sits in the inner curvature parallel to the outer ridge. This piercing is only possible if this particular area of the auricle is sufficiently pronounced in the patient. It can take between 3 and 8 months to heal and is generally a lengthier process because the patient presses on it when sleeping. A small ball closure ring or a banana barbell are suitable for this method.

However a straight barbell (titanium) can also be used.

 Healing and care:

A snug piercing can take between 6 and 10 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.