Cartilage Shopping Guide

Your cartilage earrings are going to go anywhere on the ear that ISN’T your lobe (but you can also wear some there too if you want). There are many different types of cartilage earring, usually split into one of four groups; studs: rings: septums and labrets. Whatever you’re looking for you can find all the information you’ll need about our products below.

Materials

There are several different material types that are used in our cartilage piercings, but the most common by far is surgical steel. This leads to a lot of choices, but there are many other things you should know before buying a piercing, as well as other material options. To learn all of this, check out our complete guide to piercing materials.

What size to get?

Because different cartilage piercings have very different specific size requirements and suggestions, you should really be sure of your sizes before buying. Certain piercings like the daith or conch require smaller gauges and lengths than others, otherwise it could be uncomfortable. You can find the standard or common sizes below.

Click on the cartilage piercing icons to see the standard or common sizes..


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6 or 8mm


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6 or 8mm


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
10mm


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm


Thickness
1.6mm

Length
38mm


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6 or 8mm


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm


Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6mm

Thickness
1.2mm

Length
6 or 8mm

Types of Cartilage Piercings

There are 9 different kinds of cartilage piercing available, each of which have their own unique style and jewellery suitability.

Click on the ear piercings (orange words) below to see these types and some suggested jewellery.

Cartilage Stud Jewellery

Cartilage Studs

These simple designs are perfect for any part of the ear, and make suitable jewellery for any kind of cartilage piercing. Coming in a range of colours, styles and sizes, it should be easy to find the one for you.

Wide Cartilage Studs

The wide cartilage stud is a larger piercing than regular studs, and therefore gives a more exotic look as it cascades down the ear. It is perfect as a helix piercing. As they come in all shapes and sizes, there is something for everyone.

Wide Cartilage Stud Jewellery
Cartilage Shield Jewellery

Cartilage Shields

The cartilage shield is an awesome new look which can wrap around your helix. These cuffs come in all sizes so can be fitted to any ear size. From tribal to regal, there are plenty of designs to choose from.

Dangling Cartilage Studs

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, a dangling cartilage stud may be the best choice for you. The design is similar to a regular stud, but as the name suggests, they have ornaments and decorations dangling from the end to make them more eye catching.

Dangling Cartilage Stud Jewellery
Cartilage Chain Jewellery

Cartilage Chains

Cartilage chains are a truly unique design, as they connect two different cartilage piercings in your ear together with a beautiful, decorative chain. You can be as creative as you like with these, mixing and combining your favourite piercings.

Cartilage Hoops and Rings

If you’re looking to go down the more traditional route of hoops and giving it a cartilage twist, there are plenty of options to choose from. Ball Closure Rings, Seamless Rings, Segment Rings and Circular Barbells are all perfect for cartilage piercings.

Cartilage Hoop and Ring Jewellery

Aftercare

Aftercare is possibly the most important step in getting a new piercing. You must clean and care for your new piercing at least once a day. Try one of our Homemade Aftercare Products to help prevent irritation and infection. Our Salt Spray Solutions are ideal for daily use alongside a Healing Oil or Tea Tree Oil to help with any issues. You should also take a look at our piercing butters and balms for daily care and to avoid future irritations and infections.