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Anti-Helix Piercing

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Anti-Helix Piercing Shopping Guide

The anti-helix is also called the snug piercing. There is a wide variety of piercing types you can wear in an anti-helix piercing.

This shopping guide has more information about the different piercing types, sizes, and about the different materials that are used for anti-helix jewellery.

Standard Anti-Helix Piercing Sizes

Traditional ear piercing studs come with a straight bar. For the snug piercing we recommend using a curved barbell or piercing ring.

The standard bar thickness for an anti-helix piercing is 1.2 mm. The standard diameter is 6 mm, but 8 mm is also a common choice. Although most piercing rings can fit in the anti-helix, an oval shaped hoop can be more comfortable to wear in an anti-helix.


Curved Barbells for the Snug Piercing

A curved barbell and a snug piercing are a perfect match. There are different styles to choose from, from plain balls or crystals to beautiful figurines.

For curved barbells, the standard bar thickness is 1.2 mm and the most common bar length is 6 mm to 8 mm.

Anti-Helix Piercing Materials

Anti-helix / snug piercings come in various materials. Learn more about the differences below.

316L Surgical Steel

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316L Surgical Steel

This material is usually used for anti-helix piercing jewellery. 316L surgical steel can discolour when it is plated or when brass is added. This type of stainless steel contains traces of nickel.


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Titanium snug jewellery is great if you need something that will last. Titanium is hypoallergenic and does not contain nickel, and it won’t discolour.

14 Kt. Gold

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14 Kt. Gold

14 kt. gold anti-helix jewellery has a nice shine that won't need much upkeep. It is also great for everyday wear and adds just that little extra to your look.

Anti-Helix Piercing Aftercare

Proper aftercare is important for your new anti-helix / snug piercing. Cartilage piercings tend to heal more slowly than other piercings. Our Piercing Healing Kit can help with the healing period and with treating inflamed or irritated skin.

For daily cleaning and care, we recommend using a saline solution such as our Salt Spray, combined with our Healing Butter or Piercing Wonder Oil.

Piercing Care Package
Piercing Healing Kit
Per set £12.99
Piercing Wonder Oil - ORIGINAL
Piercing Wonder Oil
Sold Individually £4.50

Get a Snug Piercing

Are you thinking about getting an anti-helix / snug piercing? Before booking your appointment, take your time choosing a local piercing studio.

To make things a bit easier, we have an information page about getting pierced.

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