How to Get a Daith Piercing

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.