Everything you need to know about daith piercings

An absolute LB favourite, the daith is the perfect piercing to wear a statement hoop and can act as the centrepiece of a curated ear.

It has been linked (although not proven) to reducing migraines in sufferers.

This guide contains information about daith piercings including the jewellery you can wear and pain levels as well as aftercare tips and healing times.

What is a daith piercing?

Daith piercings hug and pass through the innermost part of the ear cartilage. 

How painful is a daith piercing?

We would rate it a 7/10 on the pain scale but this can vary from person to person. 

What jewellery can you wear in a daith piercing?

For comfort and maximum impact, we'd recommend wearing a front facing hoop designed specifically for the daith.

Most people are pierced with a slightly larger hoop initially to allow for swelling. Once healed, you can wear a tighter fitting clicker hoop style in this placement should you wish.

Jewellery for healed daith piercings

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What is the aftercare for a daith piercing?

To ensure your daith piercing heals well, we would recommend the following tips:

  • Avoid wearing in-ear ear phones while your daith piercing is healing. This will restrict the jewellery from being pushed further into your ear which can cause pain and irritation which will delay your healing time. We would recommend wearing over the head headphones in the meantime.
  • Gently clean your new piercing twice daily with a sterile saline solution - we love Neilmed piercing mist. Moisture can lead to bacteria so make sure you dry the area afterwards - the cool setting on a hairdryer works well.
  • Take extra care when removing clothes and styling hair to avoid snagging the jewellery.
  • Sleep on the opposite side of your piercing or use a donut travel pillow.
  • Avoid swimming in lakes, pools or hot tubs for 2-3 weeks while the piercing is still fresh.
  • Visit your piercer for a routine check up consultation around 6 weeks after. They'll check if you need to downsize the post of your stud - downsizing can help the healing process once the initial swelling has subsided.
  • And lastly, leave it alone as much as possible and let the natural healing process occur.

How long does a daith piercing take to heal?

A daith piercing can take anywhere between 12-18 months to fully heal but this varies from person to person.

Laura says:

"My favourite piercing to design jewellery for.

Daith jewellery is so beautiful - the placement in the ear means that daith hoops that fan out with beautiful detail look best."

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