The most popular type of earring for a conch piercing is a stud. However, a great way to add something else to your ear party is by selecting a conch piercing hoop for your piercing.
Always go for a piece of jewelry that is small and lightweight to avoid irritation. Heavy or large earrings can damage your piercing.
Changing your jewelry is a simple process, but it's important to take precautions to avoid infection. Before changing your conch jewelry, be sure to clean the area with a saline solution. This will help remove any built-up wax, dirt, or bacteria.
Using a pair of sterile tweezers, remove the old jewelry from your piercing. Be careful not to damage your piercing with the sharp edges of the jewelry.
Insert the new jewelry into your piercing. If you are putting on a stud, be sure to screw it well to ensure a secure fit.
When choosing jewelry for your new piercing there are two things you need to know: the thickness of the earring and the size (inner diameter or length) of the jewelry.
Most conch earring has a thickness of 16 gauge for both the inner and outer conch piercings. As for the diameter of a conch hoop or length of conch studs, it will vary depending on the piercing placement on your inner or outer conch shell and the shape of your ear.
Here's how to measure your conch to make sure the jewelry work correctly:
Choosing the inner diameter of your hoops and studs might be tough, but we've made it simple for you to do so at home. Gather the three items: a tiny piece of paper, a marker, and a ruler.
First, cut a tiny piece of paper and make sure it will fit loosely inside your earring post. Next, using a marker, make a small dot on the paper where it meets the post. Last, using a ruler, measure the distance between the two dots and that's your stud length! If you want a conch piercing hoop, add 2mm to the number you found for the stud length.
If you're still having trouble finding the right size, ask your piercer for advice. They will be able to help you find the perfect piece of jewelry for your new piercing.
If you're looking for a unique and eye-catching piercing, the conch piercing might be just it! Read our guide and learn everything you need to know before getting a conch