Piercings 101

Whether you're just starting your piercing journey or you've already got a stack full, here's the Laura Bond guide to ear piercings.

Planning piercings

It can be tricky to remember the names of ear piercings and where they are on the ear, especially if you're new to the "curated ear" trend.

Use our interactive diagram to learn your conch from your daith, or your tragus from your helix. To learn more about each particular placement, simply click on the dots.

Any jewellery suggestions are for fully healed piercings.

Wherever you are in your journey, it's worth bearing in mind that cartilage piercings are a commitment and most will take at least 6 months to heal.

How to get rid of piercing bumps

Piercing bumps occur due to irritation.

The body doesn’t like the foreign object, and fights it. But with some good aftercare you can gently convince your body to heal around it.

Most people don’t take great care of their piercings until there is a problem, then they care a lot.

Our advice is to be proactive from the start. Keep it clean and be careful with it.

No sleeping on it, no touching it – and if you must wash, your hands first – and gently clean it twice a day with a saline solution.