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Forward Helix Piercing

Forward Helix Piercing Shopping Guide

The forward helix piercing is located opposite to the classic helix piercing. Many of the same piercing types used in the normal helix piercing can also be worn in the forward helix, but note that large figurines most likely fit better in the normal helix piercing.

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

Standard Forward Helix Piercing Sizes

There is a wide variety of cartilage studs that can be used for the forward helix piercing. Whether you prefer a straight bar or a curved barbell, we’ve got you covered.

The standard bar thickness for a forward helix piercing is 1.2 mm. The most commonly used bar length is 6 mm. The most frequently chosen ball and stone sizes are 3 mm for a ball and 4 mm for a stone.


Forward Helix Rings

Forward helix hoops are a great addition to a curated ear. From simple hoops to decorative designs, plenty of piercing rings can be used for the forward helix. Many piercing rings are available in different diameters.

For a forward helix piercing, the standard bar thickness is 1.2 mm. The most common diameters for forward helix piercing rings are 6 mm to 8 mm.


Other Forward Helix Jewellery

A forward helix piercing is versatile and allows you to be original and choose from lots of different piercing types. Learn more about two great alternative piercing types below.

You could also wear normal earrings, but please note that earrings are usually thinner than ear piercings. If you wear an earring in a piercing hole, it could start to shrink and you might not be able to wear your normal forward helix jewellery.


Labret studs have a flat back and are screwed on at the front. They are very popular and comfortable to wear, especially when sleeping. You can choose between smaller, more subtle designs, and more elaborate, wider labret studs. Choose the same sizes as your normal cartilage studs.


The curved barbell can be a fun alternative to wear in your forward helix piercing. The curving of the barbell fits perfectly with most people's ear shape. There are many different designs available, from plain balls to colorful crystals. Choose the same sizes as for your standard cartilage studs.

Forward Helix Piercing Materials

Forward helix piercings come in various materials. Learn more about the differences below.

316L Surgical Steel

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316L Surgical Steel

This material is used to make most forward helix piercing jewellery. 316L Surgical Steel is durable and strong. Bear in mind that this material contains trace amounts of nickel.


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Titanium forward helix jewellery is perfect if you prefer something that will last a long time. It is hypoallergenic and nickel-free, and it won’t stain.

14 Kt. Gold

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14 Kt. Gold

This material is stunning as well as luxury. It needs only a little care to keep it stunning. Usually available in both yellow gold or white gold.


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Bioflex labrets are light, flexible, and transparent. They are a less noticeable option for a standard piercing stud. They are also completely nickel-free and low-cost.

Forward Helix Piercing Aftercare

Proper aftercare is important for your new forward helix piercing. Cartilage piercings can have a longer healing time than some other piercings. Our Piercing Healing Kit can help with the general healing 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 Piercing 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 Forward Helix Piercing

Are you looking to get a new forward helix piercing done? Look for a piercing studio that is the best fit for you.

To make the process easier, we have some more tips and information.

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