7 Myths That You Didn’t Know About Conch Piercing

Piercings have always been an attraction for the young generation. It is a trend that never gets old. There are plenty of piercing one can choose from. Conch piercing is different than other piercing. The outer part of the ear cartilage is known as conch piercing. It looks like a conch shell. It is related to chronic and acute pain. Piercings are strong enough that they can either make or break your entire appearance. Make sure to choose wisely before going for piercing. 

Piercings are there for thousands of years, but there are so many myths about piercings. Whenever you decide to have a conch piercing, you should have proper knowledge about it. The absence or lack of knowledge can lead to problems. In this article, we will discuss seven myths that you didn’t know about conch piercing. Keep reading to know more about it:

Guns are better than a needle.

It is not at all true that piercing guns are better than needles. While piercing, some blood might get on the equipment, and it is not possible to put a gun in boiling water for sterilization, and it can lead to infection. In comparison, needles are easier to sterilize. Equipment should be clean when you decide to have a conch piercing.

Twisting and moving jewelry is helpful.

Twisting and moving conch piercing jewelry doesn’t help it heal. Touching the jewelry of new piercing can lead to the risk of infection. You are allowed to touch your jewelry only to clean it. I am not telling you that it doesn’t hurt you, but it occurs some swelling and redness in that piercing site. For the healing process, you should avoid touching that area of conch piercing. 

Any kind of earring can be put into new conch piercing.

Again, it is a very popular myth that any kind of earring can be put into new conch piercing. You must not wear any artificial conch piercing jewelry as it can cause allergy and may lead to infection. You must choose the conch piercing jewelry wisely. Selecting jewelry for conch piercing is not the same as other earlobe piercing.

Conch piercing takes only a few months to heal.

The healing process for conch piercing varies from ear to ear. Conch piercing takes a longer period to heal as compared to normal earlobe piercing. It can take six to nine months to heal completely. You should be prepared not to touch your conch piercing once it is done for at least the next six months. 

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Cleaning conch piercing with alcohol and hydrogen peroxide

It is not true that cleaning your conch piercing with alcohol and hydrogen peroxide will help. They are very drying and can cause harm to the area you are trying to heal. You must not try anything on your own other than what is suggested by the piercing artist. Must clean your new piercing twice a day and using a mild cleanser like sterile saline. Sometimes you got irritated with this, but it is essential for your healing.

Getting conch piercing is an invitation to infection

Only improper aftercare of your conch piercing can lead to infection. Your piercing artist should take care of all sterilization steps, which will almost zero the chances of getting an infection. If you do not take care of that area of piercing, then it may lead to infection.

Conch piercing is too painful.

There is some level of uneasiness in all body piercings, but it is nothing that you can’t bear it. It depends on the level of pain tolerance you have. Are you worried about the pain? My opinion is not to focus on the pain. You should take proper care when you have a conch piercing. Every piercing has its own measure of uneasiness. The best way to avoid it is to go for a professional piercing artist, and he/she make you understand the conch piercing and its uneasiness in a better way.


We have discussed the seven myths that you didn’t know about conch piercing. If you have any plans to go for conch piercing, you must go for it. It looks amazing on anyone, and you’ll be happy once you’ll get it done. Above, we have also mentioned some precautions you need to follow while doing conch piercing.

Good Luck!

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Susan Harris, a creative writer by profession and hobby, currently working as a freelance writer. I absolutely love fashion, and writing about it is my passion. She aspires to help her readers achieve their best style by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. She loves the things that are close to her heart.

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