Do you want to have a helix piercing (so you can buy a helix piercing at Jewels by Moon later), then it’s of course useful if you have some information about this! Below you will find everything about the helix piercing.
The word “helix” means helical or curled. This is so because the top edge of your ear has a curl! All piercings that are placed around this curl are called helix piercings.
Getting a helix piercing
When you go to the piercing shop, you and your team will look exactly where you want the helix piercing. He can be a bit higher or a bit lower in the curl of your ear. Often the piercing shop has a mirror and you can check if the dot is in the right place. After this, a pair of pliers is clipped to your ear with an opening exactly on the spot where the helix piercing should come. Then is the moment of truth, with a super sharp piercing needle you will be placed helix piercing!
Healing a helix piercing
The piercing goes naturally through your cartilage and therefore it takes quite a long time before the piercing is cured. The healing period can take 6-9 months, so you can only buy a new jewel at Jewels by Moon! Taking care of the piercing can be done through a (warm) salt solution. You can also use a mild piercing soap, but ask the piercing shop if they have an article so it is easy to clean the piercing! It is best to clean the piercing in the morning and in the evening. Sit as little as possible on the piercing and only move when you are cleaning the piercing.
It is important that during the healing period you do not go to swimming pools, under the solarium or to the sauna. This way you prevent infections!
Most piercing shops handle 1.2mm thickness when setting your helix piercing. The piercings that are made are often made of titanium, because it is 100% nickel free and does not have the property to attach itself to our body. Titanium is three times as strong as steel, but weighs half. Due to the hardness, the piercing is very durable and stays beautiful for a long time.
The silver piercings at Jewels by Moon are made of titanium. It is 100% nickel free and does not have the property to attach itself to our body. Titanium is three times as strong as steel, but weighs half. Due to the hardness, the piercing is very durable and stays beautiful for a long time. It’s perfect material for fresh piercings or piercings that continue to irritate for a long time.
The gold piercings at Jewels by Moon are also made from titanium, but with a gold plated layer. A gilded ornament consists mainly of a metal other than gold and only has a thin gold layer on the outside. The disadvantage of a gilded piece of jewelry is that it becomes less beautiful after a while (depending on the thickness of the gold layer), because the bottom layer of the jewelery influences the properties of the gold. Remove the charm before you come into contact with water to prevent discoloration.
Rose gold plated
The rose gold piercings at Jewels by Moon are also made from titanium with a gold plated layer. In the case of rose gold jewelry, more copper is added, which gives the jewelry a rosé color. Remove the charm before you come into contact with water to prevent discoloration.
Surgical Steel 316L
The piercing is made of surgical steel 316L, which means high-quality stainless steel. The L stands for ‘low carbon’, a low carbon content, making the steel more resistant to rusting. 316, in this case, means that the steel consists of approximately 17% chromium, 9 to 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The chrome provides the chromium oxide and protects the steel from rust and scratches. Nickel ensures that the steel is smooth, this is very important because the layer of chromium oxide can then better adhere and the protection is better. Molybdenum provides hardness and makes the steel more difficult to bend, this is also very important as the layer of chromium oxide (together with the steel) is damaged when the steel is bent. Surgical steel 316L is therefore very difficult to rust. If you have a nickel allergy or the piercing has just been set, it is not recommended to use surgical steel piercings.
Gold surgical steel 316L piercings have a layer of gold around it.
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