Did you know there is more to ear piercings than a simple lobe piercing? A rook piercing might be exactly what you need to take your inner-ear piercing game to the next level. Whether you’ve been looking for the perfect cartilage piercing or just want to learn more about rook piercings, you’ve come to the right place. In this piercing guide, we’ll cover everything from how long it takes cartilage piercings to heal, to rook piercing pain, piercing jewelry, what it’s like getting your cartilage pierced, and piercing aftercare. Body jewelry is one of the greatest forms of self-expression, so keep reading to see if this piercing is the best piercing choice for you.

Rook Piercing

Rook Piercing

Rook Location: A rook piercing is located on the flap of ear cartilage right above the daith . The piercing goes directly through the cartilage fold.

Rook Process: This piercing is typically performed with a sterilized 16 gauge hollow piercing needle.

Rook Healing Time: Rook piercing healing lasts about 6-9 months. This piece of ear cartilage is thicker than most, so healing times will vary.

Recommended Jewelry: Captive bead rings (circular barbells,) horseshoe rings, curved barbells


That’s the 411, but we’re sure you have some questions, right? See below for some helpful body piercing FAQs:

Q: How long does it take for a rook piercing to heal?
A: Rook piercings typically heal within 6-9 months. It’s important to note that the cartilage fold of a rook is thicker than other ear cartilage, and is different from lobe piercings, so healing times will vary. We recommend speaking with professional piercers for an accurate healing timeline and following proper aftercare.

Q: Are rook piercings painful?
A: Piercing pain depends on your pain tolerance. Pain level will vary from person to person, so we recommend asking your piercing professional for information on pain management prior to getting pierced.

Q: How much does a rook piercing cost?
A: Rook piercing prices will vary by shop and location. Rook piercing jewelry and jewelry materials can also play a role in the total price you’ll pay at your piercing appointment. We suggest calling some piercing shops to get an accurate estimate.

Q: How do I clean my rook piercing and jewelry?
A: Piercing aftercare is an essential part of getting a body piercing. It is important that you maintain proper aftercare during the healing process to help reduce infection and promote quick and healthy healing. We recommend using H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare spray  or saline solution when cleaning your body piercing, but you should speak with your piercing professional and follow the aftercare routine they provide at the time of your appointment. To clean rook piercing jewelry, we recommend using warm, soapy water and drying thoroughly with a paper towel.

Q: What should I do if my rook piercing gets infected?
A: If your piercing is giving you pain or discomfort, we recommend removing the rook earring and contacting your piercer or healthcare professional. To help reduce the risk of infection, you should follow your piercer’s aftercare guidelines and restrain from changing your jewelry before the piercing is fully healed. We also recommend talking to professional piercers about jewelry materials prior to getting pierced.

Q: Why shouldn’t I get a rook piercing?
A: If you’re questioning whether or not a rook piercing is right for you, we recommend talking to a piercing professional about alternative options. For more ear piercing options you can visit our ear piercing guide here.

Q: How do I pierce my rook at home?
A: You don’t! It is important that this ear piercing be performed by a professional. Professional piercings reduce the risk of infection and will ensure that you have all of the resources you need to make sure your piercing heals properly.

Q: When can I change my rook earrings?
A: Once your piercing I completely healed, it is safe to change your body jewelry. It is essential to the healing process and health of your body to make sure your healing is completely healed before changing your rook jewelry. When you change your jewelry, make sure to wash your hands and clean your jewelry and piercing before inserting the new jewelry into your piercing. Try out different types of rook piercing jewelry and cartilage earrings like curved barbells, captive bead rings, circular barbells, or horseshoe rings and find the perfect look for your self-expression.

Q: Do rook piercings help with anxiety?
A: Though there is no scientific confirmation, some people think that this type of piercing can help with stress and anxiety relief. Consult with a healthcare professional for more information on rook piercings and anxiety.

Q: Can you sleep with a rook piercing?
A: Yes! Your rook piecing may be sore after you get your piercing, but since the cartilage lives in the inner-ear, you should be able to sleep comfortably.

Ready to get pierced? Now that you have all the information you need on rook piercings, it’s your time to shine. Want to know more about piercings? Check out The InspoSpot for more piercing FAQs, piercing ideas, and other piercing information.

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