Everything you need to know about rook piercings

A rook piercing is a gorgeous placement that decorates your inner ear.

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

What is a rook piercing?

The rook is located in the uppermost ridge of your inner ear, just above the tragus and daith.

How painful is a rook piercing?

We would rate it a 7 or 8 out of 10 on the pain scale but this can vary from person to person. 

What jewellery can you wear in a rook piercing?

Rook piercings are the perfect placement for super comfortable seamless clicker hoop earrings once healed or a sleek curved banana bar.

You will be initially pierced with a larger banana bar to allow space for swelling before sizing down for a snugger fit when healed.

We are currently unable to offer rook piercings in our parlour however we hope to be able to offer these soon.

Jewellery for healed rook piercings

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What is the aftercare for a rook piercing?

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

  • 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 rook piercing take to heal?

A rook piercing can take anywhere between 6-18 months to fully heal but this varies from person to person.

Laura says:

"I love my rook piercing even though it was a commitment throughout the healing process (it took around 20 months to heal completely).

It was so worth it though and it’s now one of my favourite piercings.

I always wear a dainty 14k clicker hoop in it with a Laura Bond tiny charm, piercing style perfection!"

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