Daith piercings have been all the rage recently. The Daith piercing is located at the lower innermost cartilage on the ear. This area of the ear has many nerve endings and is thought to stimulate hair growth, improve sleep, balance hormones, and even reduce migraines.
Many people believe it’s more aesthetically pleasing than a regular ear piercing because it lays flat against your face which means you can wear your hair in a ponytail without an unsightly bump showing through like some other piercings might.
A Daith piercing is not common among children so it’s often seen as more of an adult-oriented piece. It is a fairly small piercing, which is one of the reasons it’s considered a more interesting piercing to get done.
The Daith piercing can also be referred to as the cartilage piercing, piercings at the ears are typically called ear piercings. This is generally the most popular ear piercing for both men and women because it affects just about every part of your body and improves all aspects of your life.
The Daith piercing also comes in various other types such as belly button, bridge, double helix, hammered, and other variations.
The name originates from the Gaelic word “dath” which means fish hook. It’s also known as a tragus piercing, the tragus is a small triangular part of cartilage at the ear’s rim.
What is the best jewellery for a Daith piercing?
There is no such thing as perfect Daith piercing jewellery, in fact, there are quite a few factors that influence the perfect fit. Suitable Daith piercing jewellery should be made of a material you enjoy wearing and that is durable.
The best option for this kind of piercing is usually surgical steel because it’s corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic which means you don’t end up with an allergic reaction due to some small amount of nickel, or other similar alloys, in the metal alloy used.
A titanium earring will also be a good choice for your Daith piercing as it won’t cause any allergies or irritations either.
What size of jewellery is used for Daith piercing?
The size of the jewellery for your Daith piercing depends on a few factors, the type of ear piercing you have and your preference for size.
The most common Daith piercings are ones that are stretched out and placed centrally in the ear cartilage. The ear piercings that are stretched out will typically measure between 0.3 to 0.8 inches across, which is about the same as a dime (5 cc) in size.
This kind of Daith piercing is usually done in gauges between 10 to 14 for those who wish to stretch out or stretch down the middle to make it a little larger in diameter.