Unless you’re into body modification, there’s a good chance that you’ve never even heard of a Daith piercing. But if you have one, or are considering getting one, this post will be able to tell you how to take it out and why they were originally created in the first place!
Nobody likes having their jewellery react badly with their body or becoming infected. Fortunately for those who want to remove theirs, taking out Daith piercings is relatively easy and painless. Daiths were created as a snare against migraines by placing them on the innermost part of the ear next to an artery. They’re created to improve blood circulation, which can help reduce the pain of migraines.
Although they weren’t originally created for this reason, a Daith piercing can also be used to relieve everyday headaches and stress.
Part Of The Ear:
The Daith piercing is a type of ear piercing located on the innermost part of the ear next to an artery. This piercing is placed in a similar place as an inner conch piercing, but it’s usually placed about halfway behind and slightly above the conch’s location instead of in front of it. It’s often mistaken for a tragus, which is also located near that artery but is much higher up.
A Daith is typically done with a 16-gauge needle instead of the typical 18 or 20, and is generally more shallow than other ear piercings.
Despite many incorrectly claiming that this piercing can be superficially infected, it can be completely avoided by taking a few precautions. You should never sleep with your Daith in if you have a cold or the flu because it needs to be cleaned regularly after each use. As a method of avoiding infection, keep your earring in at all times and change it out either every month or when you see any signs of discolouration or irritation.
When can you take out a Daith piercing?
Daith piercings are typically done as a child, many times at age 8 or 9. Many people may have taken out their Daith ring by the time they’re 12-14 years old. Whether or not to get a Daith piercing done before that time is something you’ll have to decide on for yourself.
As with any piercing, it’s wise to wait until your ear is fully healed after your initial surgery before deciding whether or not you want to keep the piercing.
Which way do you unscrew a piercing?
The Daith piercing can be taken out in a few different ways. If the piercing has already healed, you may want to take it out by simply pulling on the ring attached to it. If your ear is more sensitive, you may prefer to use a forceps-like device and unscrew it from the inside. There are also several types of gauges that can be used for this type of piercing so that there’s not as much pain involved when pulling your earrings out.
The proper way to take out a piercing is by seeing a professional piercer who will also help you with any jewellery that may need replacing in order to help prevent an infection from returning after being taken out.
Can I change my Daith piercing myself?
You can change your Daith piercing by yourself, but you may want to ask a professional piercer first before deciding whether or not you should try it. If the piercing is still healing, it’s usually a good idea to wait until after your ear is fully healed before trying to take out the jewellery.
Why was the Daith piercing invented?
The exact reason why this piercing is done has been lost in the mists of time, but a few theories suggest that this piercing was created as a way for people to alleviate headaches. People have been coupling ear piercings and migraines since ancient Chinese times. The earliest reference in medical literature indicates that early Egyptians believed migraines were caused by “demonic forces.