The Piercing Trend That’s Been Hiding In Plain Sight
Since all helix piercings are made on the outer cartilage, this spot is considered one of the
most painful piercings. Brian Keith Thompson, celebrity piercer and owner of L.A.’s Body Electric, explains that since the top half of the ear is more dense than the lobe, you can expect more drag on the needle when pulling through the cartilage, causing discomfort. Luckily, he says that, while it may hurt a little more than other holes, it’s not so excruciating that most people couldn’t handle it.