Can you get both Daith piercings at the same time?
The daith piercing is a piercing placed on the inner ear cartilage that runs from the top of your ear to the lower back of your head. It’s usually a low-risk placement and is easy to heal.
One thing you should keep in mind before getting a daith piercing, however, is that it will only allow you to hear sound directly in front of you. All other sounds will make their way through this hole in your head before they reach your ears, so it can cause some problems with hearing outside noises like traffic or music while driving or working on loud machinery. Other people might experience tinnitus as well as hearing loss if this area becomes infected due to poor hygiene. This is why this piercing is usually placed on the inside of ear cartilage.
Now we’ll talk about how to get a double Daith piercing!
You have to be one of the few people who get both a daith and helix piercing at the same time. It isn’t an option as far as my experience goes, anyway, because if you get both done at once, your cartilage will eventually stretch out again and you’ll need to do them both over again.
How do you know when it’s time for a second piercing?
A lot of that depends on the healing process. If you wait about a month to check it, then if your ear is still tender, then you’re ready to go again. Usually though, you’ll just know because the hole is big enough for a new piercing and your ear is fully healed. At first I thought I was ready because my hole was huge but later I found out that wasn’t the case (still a rookie at the time). An ear cartilage piercing is also a bit like a helix piercing because it’s dependent on the amount of healed tissue in the area. So if you got a helix piercing, and maybe even an eyebrow piercing, and your ear is still tender at that time, then you’re not fully healed. In this case I suggest going back to your piercer and getting both done again.
I know one girl who got her daith and side-tracked into getting an eyebrow too (not my fault she didn’t contact me for help!). Then she couldn’t get either pierced because they were too tender to do while she was pregnant. Then she had to wait until after her baby was born to get them done properly. I mean, who would go through that!
Here’s how you do it:
1) You have to be able to pin your ear sensitively at a 45-degree angle. If you are able to do this, then you’re ready for an ear cartilage piercing.
2) You need a piercing gun that goes all the way through the ear canal and can set both pins at once. This creates tiny holes that are easy for the swelling in the ear canal to close up again during healing.
3) The perfect spot is about three quarters of the way into your hearing range. Most people who do this piercing will put the first needle in and then get the second needle out as soon as they can.
4) Holding your pin at a 45-degree angle, gently push it into your ear. If you are not able to do this with one hand, wait until you are. Having someone else hold your head is also an option for added safety.
5) Once you feel the pin pop through the back of your ear, immediately remove it and set in a new one.
6) Carefully remove both needles and make sure you set them far enough away from where they entered to prevent accidentally entering again while setting up for the next piercing.