Conch Piercing

Conch Piercing

35 Inner and Outer Conch Piercing Ideas You Can’t go Wrong With

The inner and outer conch piercing ideas presented below are meant to inspire you. If you are a more conventional person or you are working in a piercing-free environment, you can opt for one of the examples below. In order to add something new to your look that isn’t too flashy, you can wear a conch piercing or more! A conch piercing is placed in the bowl-shaped area of your ear or on the flat surfaces. The first one described is called inner conch piercing and the latter is called outer conch piercing. None of these two attract attention unless you wear large or shiny jewelry. However, if you’d like people to notice them, you can put your hair up and display them with confidence!

The pain factor


A conch piercing is a cartilage piercing. This means that there will be harder tissue to pierce. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it will hurt more. The skin covering the cartilage isn’t filled with nerve endings, so the pain level isn’t high. The piercing process might seem a little harsh because of the cartilage, but the pain won’t strike you as unbearable. Blood will flow out of your ear and it will take between 6 months and 1 year for this type of piercing to heal. As long as you choose the right jewel, you won’t have to deal with pain for a long time. Not sleeping on the pierced ear is always a good idea for as long as it still hurts.

The cleaning routine

Cleaning your ear at least twice per day is mostly recommended for exposed areas like the ear. What you’ll need is salt water and soap. Some people find it easier to put the salt water in a bottle with pulverization rather than using cotton pads. The hardened lymph from around the jewel has to soak in to be removed. Taking two showers per day just to clean your piercing isn’t exactly comfortable, so you can go for the bottle idea. Washing your ear with soap like you normally do shouldn’t be avoided, but done with extra care. A ring is easier to clean, but a stud allows less bacteria to go on and clothes don’t get stuck in it. Remember that you cannot change the initial piercing for at least one month.

1. Inner conch hoop in gold

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The hoop looks awesome and many people prefer it. However, most people who already have a conch piercing recommend you to wear a stud for 6 months until it heals. Otherwise, it will slow down the healing process and make sleeping on the pierced ear difficult.

2. Double inner conch piercing

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The inner cartilage of your ear is large enough to be pierced twice or trice. Pick a design that you really like or pick a jewel that makes you look like you have more piercings.

3. Accessorized conch stud

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When you think of a stud, you shouldn’t only have the classical image of a bead in your head. There are accessories available in any shape and colors.

4. Crystal outer conch studs

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The outer conch piercing is also popular. That area is easier to pierce because it is flat and it is situated near ear’s end.

5. Flower for your inner conch

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Romantic women might aim for designs like this flower. You must know that it isn’t uncomfortable at all. It stays away from clothes and any type of things that might get stuck on it.

6. Two outer conch piercings

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You can only see one enclosed bead ring in her cartilage, but that one required two holes. Judging by the bloody one, I think she had previously pierced the other one.

7. Triple conch piercings and jewelry

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This idea is very popular at the moment. In fact, shops sell three jewelry that match for this exact purpose. Of course, you can put any type of jewelry you like.

8. Hoop with colored stones

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Flashier and more extravagant than the stud, this jewel type is among people’s popular choices too! The fun side of an inner conch hole is that you can embellish it with different jewel types, including studs and hoops.

9. Large gauge jewel for the conch

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The conch can be stretched, just like any other ear part. However, if you stretch an area with a cartilage, that area will not close naturally.

10. A conch and a helix at the same time

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This piercing goes in through the conch area and out through the helix area. I’m not sure how complicated it is to be done, but it sure looks original!

11. An extended flowery design

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This extended and flowery design doesn’t fit in the inner conch area, so wearing it in the outer conch area is ideal and it has a considerable effect on your looks!

12. Inner conch for the frog

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Whether you see a jewel that you like and you must wear of you pierce your ear and you find the jewel later is not important. What’s important is to achieve such a fun and inspired look!

13. Rectangular shine in the inner cartilage

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Gladly, the inner cartilage is wide enough to accommodate more than one bead. This design is rectangular and kicking!

14. Extreme ear modifications

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Whether you are spicing things up or adding a new piercing to your already extremely modified ear is not important. The final result is amazing, so that’s what your aim should be!

15. A trio for a sensual woman

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Femininity and romanticism are often associated with flowers and diamonds. If these two trains represent you, you can opt for a floral arrangement that requires three inner conch piercings.

16. A row of three stones in one

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A very deceiving jewel style, this one doesn’t require you to have your ear pierced trice, but only once.

17. A flower on the outer conch

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Flowers look nice as outer conch jewelry too! They can be easily mixed up with hoops or rings.

18. An effort for the pink unicorn

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If you like this look, then I’d definitely say it’s worth enduring the pain of a conch piercing. You can probably find this jewel online, so keep looking if you truly want it!

19. Five stone conch piercing

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A five stone conch piercing covers a larger area of your ear, but only needs one hole to do so.

20. Twisted ring for an interesting effect

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Would you like to wear one jewel that covers half of your ear? You can do so by choosing a twisted ring.

21. Different colored five stone piercing

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The galaxy theme is still trendy, so find the five stone piercing that looks like one!

22. A spike as an outer conch piercing

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A simple jewelry like the stud with a spike can change the way you look. You can go from plain to cool with just one extra spike in your ear!

23. Scattered piercings all over the ear

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A piercing doesn’t require a definitive plan. It can just be something you like right now and decide to keep later. This girl definitely didn’t have a plan, but all her piercings look nice.

24. Bloody, heart-shaped conch jewel

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Not all people can pierce this exact area of their ear because we all have different ear shapes. However, her idea is bloody genius as there’s a bleeding heart in the picture.

25. Cross decorates the outer conch

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A simple cross can illuminate a woman’s look thanks to placement and shininess.

26. Like a luxurious necklace

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The jewel situated in this girl’s conch looks like a luxurious necklace. This is proof that jewelry isn’t only made for necks, wrists and fingers.

27. Just as luxurious but simpler

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This woman’s choice in jewelry is just as luxurious, but simpler.

28. Triple conch done by the book

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If you look carefully, you can see the marks this girl has on her ear. This is how piercing is done by the book to ensure a 100% success rate.

29. Black ring with silver bead

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It goes without saying that you have unlimited combinations at your disposal when it comes to decorating your ear. This applies to jewelry and places to pierce.

30. A stud with a large ball

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Large beads are able to attract more attention to an inner conch piercing. This is a good alternative for people who want to speed up the healing process of the ear and not prolong it by wearing rings.

31. Triple fire opal for the outer conch

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Certain types of stone have certain influences on our bodies or they simply look pretty.

32. Triple inner conch design

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Purple, green, red, pink or whatever color you like, you can customize the jewels in order to create this triple inner conch design.

33. Double outer conch and an inner conch piercing

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Since someone was able to get three conch piercings, it means they aren’t that painful and they are worth the effort, right?

34. Fairy for your ear

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This fairy shaped jewel fits perfectly on the outer conch, don’t you think? There are variously shaped piercings that fit just as good. You can search some and pick according to what you like.

35. A Ferido ball piercing

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Another really cool idea is the Ferido ball piercing. This is how it looks!