If you think
there’s a part of your body that can’t be pierced and embellished
– you’re wrong! There’s literally nothing you can’t do if you
feel it will make you more beautiful, piercing being one of the
oldest and easiest ways to achieve just that. I’m not going to talk
about something fancy or punk-looking, but there is a trend that
looks more interesting than your usual lobe ear piercing – that’s
daith piercing! Located in a bit of a hard to reach spot of your ear,
it looks elegant and unique. But it is more than just a decoration!
Here are 8 facts that will make you want to get one.
Where is the
That flap of
cartilage located above the passageway of your ear – that’s the
spot. As easy as it is to find it, piercing it is considered a
challenging task. Depending on the thickness of your cartilage and
the level of your pain tolerance, you might want to get yourself a
professional piercer with years of experience.
Healing and Aftercare
I won’t lie,
this type of piercing takes a lot of time to heal and I’m talking
months here, depending on the complications and your ability to
follow the aftercare rules and clean the wound religiously every day.
It may take from 4 to 12 months to fully heal! Remember not to sleep
or put any pressure on the piercing for at least 6 weeks.
isn’t popular for no reason – it looks very special! At first
you’ll have to wear a standard barbell type of jewelry until the
healing process ends, but afterwards you have more than a few
or a captive bead ring are among the more popular options that
offer a simple design with beads peeking out of the pierced part of
the ear. While easy to wear, this design may get lost if you sport
lots of different piercings on your ear.
is probably the first thing you’ll want to try when your
piercing heals. The designs range from elegant simple ones to
elaborate ornamented pieces that will look like nothing you’ve ever
worn on your ear before.
You may opt for a
seamless hoop if you don’t want to go overboard with your
daith piercing jewelry, yet want to point it out. This type of
jewelry works especially good if you have other cartilage piercings.
piercing cure migraine?
daith piercing a potent cure for migraine, reason being that the
human ear is packed with acupuncture points that can influence your
well-being. Apparently, daith piercing accesses the point responsible
for migraine and headache, and whatever little research has been done
on the topic kind of supports that fact. I say kind of because
there’s this thing called a ‘placebo effect’ which happens when
people get relief from symptoms even if the cure isn’t potent, so
until there’s serious neurological research done no one can say for
sure whether daith piercing helps with migraines or not. Many people
swear it does, though, so it’s definitely worth a try!
Daith piercing and anxiety
there’s no clinical research supporting the idea that anxiety can
be treated with daith piercing. Yet, acupuncture has been effective
in treating anxiety and panic attacks, and it uses roughly the same
spot to stimulate the vagus nerve, which is said to be responsible
for depression, epilepsy, and possibly other conditions, including
anxiety. Yes, it’s all a bit vague, but despite the lack of data
many people undergo the procedure just to see if it works for them or
Weight loss is
a myth (almost)
treading into the acupuncture territory here, but mind one thing –
piercing is not actually acupuncture! Even if the piercer
miraculously hits the right spot (there’s around 100 of them in
your ear) you will get a short-lived effect, which will most likely
disappear soon. Acupuncture experts say it might even get worse
later. Other than that, there are acupoints in your ear that indeed
can supress appetite, reduce stress, and even reduce cravings for
sugar. You’ll have to consult a specialist about those!