7 Simple Secrets to Totally Rocking Your Forward Helix Piercing

Forward helix piercing is a unique ear piercing that can be complicated and customised to one’s liking after the piercing. Even though regular forward helix earrings wrap around the cartilage on the upper ear, the uncommon piercing’s lasting power is that they can be done in multiples. If you want to know more about forward helix piercing; here are seven secrets for you that will rock your forward Helix piercing.

Small details are important

Forward Helix Piercing

A forward helix piercing is placed on the outer upper part of the cartilage closet to your face being pierced through the forward-facing surface directly above the tragus. This type of piercing is done in a very typical way. Once you and your piercer decide on the jewellery to use and the location, ensure that they clean the area to be sterile.

Make sure that the small markings are where you want it

The piercer will place a small mark on the place where you want the piercing. You will typically get a last look at the marking to ensure that the mark is exactly where you want it to be; after that, your piercer will place a steel receiving tube behind the marked spot then push the needle through to the other side. The jewellery follows this to finalise the seal of the piercing.

Redness and swelling

After the piercing, many people experience redness, swelling, and a little bit of pain in the spot at the start. The pain is natural and healthy, and there is no need to panic. You can speed up the healing process with the help of proper care. Make sure that the needle used by the professional is also sterilised correctly before allowing it to go through your ear and afterwards keep the piercing clean using antiseptic lotion.

Sleeping styles

You may find that your sleeping position has to change when you are following the healing process. If you have a habit of sleeping on your side, you may want to change to avoid discomfort and pain. Therefore, avoid sleeping on the side of the ear which you have got pierced.

Leave the piercing alone

7 Simple Secrets to Totally Rocking Your Forward Helix Piercing

As tempting as it can be, do not touch and play with the piercing. It can cause inflammation and more pain for you. It might even delay the healing process because of recurrent damage and injuries on the ear and the spot after the piercing.


Remember to clean both sides of the ear correctly after taking your bath or show, as no dirt should reside on the piercing. If there is any dirt, it can cause infection, which may jeopardise all your efforts to get the perfect piercing in the first place.

Side effects

Many people experience excessive swelling in their pierced ears which shows that their body is just reacting to the ear modification they had. On the other hand, some people get nausea, yellow pus, fever, vomiting, and different allergic reactions after the ear piercing. If you suspect an infection, seek medical assistance.

Many people do not get such side effects so long as you have had your piercing carried out at a certified place, and you have followed the correct procedure for healing afterwards.


There are many ways to style your forward helix piercing once it has healed completely. There are lots of earrings and loops but choose carefully and be gentle when removing and replacing them. 

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  • sambo

    May 30 at 6:50 pm

    I did more research on this helix piercing and i’m still scared. It looks painful and I can’t stand the pain, I guess.

    1. Sabina Green

      June 4 at 9:01 am

      I have considered it a few times but I know that I will be forever catching it in my hairbrush!!!!

  • Jeff

    May 31 at 4:17 am

    I think my daughter was considering doing this type of piercing. This article would be helpful to her.

    1. Sabina Green

      June 4 at 9:01 am

      Please feel free to share it with her, I hope it helps.

  • Krysten Quiles

    May 31 at 3:15 pm

    I’m more of a tattoo girl than a piercing girl…. but certain ear piercings do kind of look fun!

    1. Sabina Green

      June 4 at 9:02 am

      I have tattoos and piercings, I used to have my tongue pierced but I removed it when my dentist said it was wrecking the back of my teeth 🙁

  • Renata Feyen

    May 31 at 9:42 pm

    I love the look of it, but I only have one piercing in my ears 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      June 4 at 9:02 am

      I like the look of it too but I know it’s a piercing I would catch regularly.

  • Rosey

    June 1 at 12:39 am

    I don’t know that I’ve seen one in person. My daughter is big on piercings, so I won’t be surprised if the first one I see is on her. 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      June 4 at 9:09 am

      Piercings, like tattoos, can be so addictive. Once you have one, you want more!!

  • Kelly Bolen

    June 1 at 2:12 am

    I have to admit, I am a chicken! It looks like it hurts! I’m shocked I have “regular” pierced ears!!!! LOL

    1. Sabina Green

      June 4 at 9:10 am

      I had my ears pierced when I was 2 years old and was really nervous about having more when I was older, I had my tongue pierced and didn’t feel a thing. No swelling, pain or anything. I think it’s best to do the research first and follow the advice of those who have had it.

  • Kathy Kenny Ngo

    June 2 at 6:12 pm

    This is completely necessary for anyone who would want to get that kind of piercing so that infection won’t happen.

    1. Sabina Green

      June 4 at 9:16 am

      There’s nothing worse than finally getting the piercing you have been craving only to have an infection and possibly risk having to lose the piercing.

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