When Can I Change My Conch?


How to Change Out a Conch Piercing. It’s important not to mess with your new piercing until it’s totally healed in six to nine months. The first time you go to change the jewelry, considering returning to the professional who did your piercing in the first place.

What happens if you dont downsize a piercing?

What if I don’t downsize? I’ll be honest- you might be fine! You might also end up with big bumps, irritation, or your piecing migrating and becoming crooked. All these things can cause the piercing to fail and need to be removed.

How much does it cost to downsize a piercing?


Some piercings may require two downsizes. This cost is usually no more than 25 dollars depending on what the piercing is and this topic will be discussed at length the day of your new piercing.

What is the normal size of a conch piercing?

Most conch piercing jewelry falls within the 16 to 14 gauge range, with 14 gauge being the most common size for conch jewelry. Talk to your professional piercer or sales associate about which gauge size you should shop for when looking for new conch jewelry.

Do conch piercings get infected easily?

Infected conch piercing

Cartilage piercings are associated with infections. In one small, dated study of more than 500 women with ear piercings, 32 percent of those with cartilage piercings got infections. An infected ear can be extremely painful and may require antibiotics.

Do conch piercings close up?

As with many cartilage piercings, when you get a conch piercing the hole itself is usually permanent once fully healed. However, the skin can heal over the hole. … This piercing has the potential to close up quickly, especially when it is newer.

Can I downsize my piercing myself?

Sadly, damaging the piercing channel leaves it more susceptible to infection, irritation and complications during healing. This is why we always recommend to never change your jewellery yourself until your piercing has completely healed, and downsizing is no exception!

Is Downsizing jewelry free?

Making sure to come back in for a downsize is very important to your piercing. We will always change the jewelry out for free for you as well, as long as you purchase the jewelry from us. If you have any questions about downsizing, feel free to contact us!

When should you give up on a piercing?

Here are some of the biggest ones.

  1. You’ve tried to have the area pierced a number of times, but it just won’t stick. …
  2. You start to feel uncomfortable wearing your piercing. …
  3. You can’t stick to the aftercare period. …
  4. Your piercing constantly gets in the way. …
  5. Your piercing is causing health issues.

How long should you wait between cartilage piercings?

If you had an ear piercing recently, it’s a good idea to wait for your piercing to heal before getting a second hole. For earlobe piercings, there’s a six week healing period before you can start swapping out earrings. For cartilage piercings, you have 12 weeks until you can safely change your earrings.

How do I know if my barbell is too long?

The extra length of the barbell allows for discharge and swelling. If the piercing becomes painful and the balls at the end of the barbell look like they are “dimpling” this is a strong indication that you need a longer barbell immediately.

Why does my cartilage piercing hurt after a week?

It is normal for the skin around the piercing to swell, turn red, and be painful to touch for a few days. You may also notice a little bleeding. If the swelling, redness, and bleeding last longer than 2-3 days, contact your doctor. You should keep inspecting the pierced area for at least 3 months.


Can I change my conch after 4 weeks?

We understand your urge to try different fashionable jewelry on your new piercing, however, please remember that cartilages are not the same as earlobes. With earlobes, you can change the jewelry after 8-10 weeks, but with conch piercing, you need to wait for at least 6 to 12 months before you change the jewelry.

Is it bad to pierce conch with a hoop?

But a hoop generally isn’t used during the initial piercing and while you can certainly change from a stud to a hoop later on, there’s going to be a long waiting period in between. “Be sure it’s fully healed first, or you will end up with bumps from irritation,” Lopez revealed.

How do you remove a flat back conch piercing?

To remove your flat back earrings, hold the post (the back of the earring) with one hand and then gently unscrew the front piece from the post. Once the front piece is loose, gently pull it away from the post. Screw the front back into the post when you’re not wearing it to prevent damage to the threading.

Why is downsizing jewelry important?

Downsizing is the process of switching jewelry to a shorter post after the initial swelling has gone down after you get pierced. It’s important to downsize your jewelry in order to avoid potential complications, such as irritations, bumps, or odd angles as your piercing heals up.

When should I downsize my vertical labret?

Jewelry for most lip piercings will be a flat-back post/labret. Vertical placements are generally curved bars. Initial downsize is expected at about 2-3 weeks, with overall healing between 8 and 12 weeks.

When should I downsize my high nose piercing?

You can change out or downsize your nostril jewelry after three months. For this piercing we say, “The less you do, the better off you’ll be.”

What is the cheese cutter effect?

The most common form of migration is the way that heavy small gauge earrings will migrate downwards out of the earlobe, as is common in older women who have worn earrings most of their lives. This is known as the “cheesecutter effect”, as its action is easily compared to the method of cutting cheese with a fine wire.

Can I change my cartilage piercing after 8 weeks?

How long does it take for cartilage to heal? ‘Piercings don’t heal overnight. Ear lobes may take 8-10 weeks but cartilage takes 3-5 months to full heal. … ‘Don’t take your earring out until the piercing has healed and even then swap in another earring or it’s like to heal up again pretty quickly.

Can piercers change jewelry?

In short, you need to wait until your piercing is healed before you swap out your jewelry. This is because changing the jewelry while it isn’t healed can damage the healing process up to that point and then it will take way longer to heal.

Can a piercing close overnight?

In very rare cases, the piercing might close overnight even after having had the piercing for several years. Sometimes the piercing may seem to have healed entirely, but after staying for months without wearing your earring, the hole might close up.

Should you twist a conch piercing?

Give your piercing a fighting chance and let it heal without disruption. Keep pressure off the jewelry. Moving the jewelry can cause trauma to the skin around the piercing site, leading to complications like scarring and piercing bumps. Don’t twist or move the jewelry during healing.

How long can you leave a conch piercing out?

To help speed up the healing process, Bubbers recommends wearing earrings made of implant-grade metal so your body will form a healed layer around the metal. You also should avoid going any longer than 24 hours without wearing earrings for the first six months of a new piercing to prevent the hole from closing.