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Daith Piercing

Heal Time: 6 months - 1 year

Typical jewelry gauge: 16g - 14g

Best initial jewelry type: CBR (captive bead ring) Fixed Bead Ring, other types of rings

Minimum age for piercing: 14

About

Pronounced “doth” (rhyming with “moth”), this cartilage piercing was introduced and popularized by Erik Dakota in the early 90s. It was first showcased in Body Play magazine, in the same issue that also showcased both the rook and industrial piercing. Erik says he named the piercing after the Hebrew word for “knowledge.”
This piercing is an especially striking one. Done correctly, the rest of the ear creates a perfect frame around the piercing. Daith piercings are usually done with a 16 or 14 gauge ring, with the ring of a small enough diameter that it fits comfortably in the conch of the ear. Curved barbells are sometimes used for this piercing, but rings are much more common—and much more visible.
If you’re considering this piercing, make sure you go to an experienced, professional piercer. Done properly, this makes for an eye-catching piercing, but it can be a tricky one to perform. As with other ear cartilage piercings, healing is six months or longer. While many people want to get matching piercings in each ear, it’s strongly recommended that you only pierce one ear at a time. You need one ear to sleep on, use to talk on the phone, etc., and getting cartilage pierced in both ears at the same time can be incredibly difficult to heal.

Daith FAQ

Can I Fit a Daith Piercing?

Before committing to a daith piercing it's important to check to see if you have a large enough fold for the piercing to run through. If in doubt always check early with your piercer. The size of this fold will also affect whether you can get a double or triple daith piercing as well, which are smaller piercings further down the innermost fold of the ear. Like any piercing, whether you can fit a daith piercing depends entirely on your anatomy.

Can you get both Daith piercings at the same time?

While many people want to get matching piercings in each ear, it's strongly recommended that you only pierce one ear at a time. You need one ear to sleep on, use to talk on the phone, etc., and getting cartilage pierced in both ears at the same time can be incredibly difficult to heal.

I've heard daith piercings can help with migraines; is there any truth in this?

Whilst there are reports of it helping, We believe this may be a placebo effect. There is no medical evidence to support the claims.

Dith specific aftercare

Since most soaps generally dry out the skin, it’s advisable to not soap up your piercing too much, despite it maybe sounding like a good idea to clean it this way.
While you should attempt to wash the jewelry with soap and water each day, you should make a conscious effort not to get any soap into the piercing itself. Products like hair gel, skin oils and sprays can also delay healing times if they constantly come in contact with your piercing, so keep these away as much as possible too.
The good news is that cleaning the piercing, even without the use of soap, is very straightforward.
Simply soak the piercing with a salt water solution, or a pre-made saline solution morning and night, and at any other point in the day if the piercing becomes dirty.