How to Get a Daith Piercing

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Get a Daith Piercing. The daith piercing is a fairly new type of piercing that is gaining popularity. A daith piercing is when a part of the ear's inner cartilage is pierced. It is a complicated piercing to perform and may only be available at select piercing salons.

Research your area to find out if any local salons perform a daith piercing. If you live in a rural area, you may need to travel to find a salon that can do it. Make sure that the salon is reputable and abides by the state's health regulations.

Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. If you have a low tolerance for pain, a dose of ibuprofen or acetaminophen may decrease the amount of discomfort that you feel during the piercing.

Pick out the jewelry for your daith piercing. Most people choose either a small ring or barbell to place at the site.

Get the daith piercing done. A curved needle is often used to pierce the inner ear cartilage. Most daith piercings are placed at the site of cartilage closest to the head.

Receive a copy of aftercare instructions. These instructions give you the basics of cleaning and caring for your new piercing. Regular cleaning ensures that the area does not become infected.


  • You should expect the piercing site to heal in a couple of months. Until that occurs, do not remove your daith piercing. The piercer will consider the size of your ear when recommending the initial jewelry that you should use for the daith piercing.

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