I shared with y’all on IG stories that I recently got my forward helix pierced and I had so many questions about it so I figured I would share all the details on here. I have been wanting a new piercing for a while and was trying to decide between getting my rook or my forward helix. Obviously I went with the forward helix because I felt like it was less noticeable, very delicate and a unique piercing that would complete my right ear. I’m really happy I went with the forward helix instead of the rook, I love it so much!
Where I Got it Pierced?
I got mine pierced at the Rose Gold Tattoo Parlor in Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. This is my go-to place for all things tattoos and piercings. I would highly recommend them if you live in the area or if you are visiting San Francisco. The facility is so clean, provides incredible service and they have a beautiful selection of BVLA jewelry. You can check out their reviews here and Instagram.
The Process & Pain Level
So for the piercing itself, it was super quick and very easy! My piercer Allana, was so quick with the actual piercing of the ear to putting in the piece of jewelry. The entire process was over in less than 30 seconds! I did feel a slight pinch to the ear but I wouldn’t say it hurt. Honestly, I would give it a 1 out of 10 in terms of pain. I’ve stubbed my toe and that’s hurts more than getting this piercing lol but really, it didn’t hurt. If you have your earlobes or cartilage pierced, this didn’t feel any different. However with that being said, I do believe I have a high pain tolerance and I have been told that many times before. Pain level is such a personal experience so what could be a 1 for me, could be a 10 for you. This is also my 12th piercing so your girl has some experience lol
The piece of jewelry I picked is from BVLA. One of my favorite things about Rose Gold is that you can get pierced with high quality jewelry that you actually love instead of an ugly silver barbell post. Mine is 14k gold with a small diamond in the center of it. I love how dainty it is and it matches perfectly with my other earrings.
I’ve had this piercing for almost a full month now so I can only speak on what it has been like so far. The first 36 hours I did have a horrible headache on the right side of my head which I do believe was a side effect to the piercing because I am not prone to headaches. This was super annoying and was more painful than the piercing itself. I have been very cautious about sleeping on it since Allana recommended to stay off of it for a couple weeks. This is probably the hardest because I am a side sleeper. I do notice if sleep on it, sometimes I wake up and it is a little bit swollen and red. The third week, I did notice a little bit of white puss coming out of it but after a few sea salt soaks, that went away within 24 hours. So far the healing has been really easy considering this is a cartilage piercing and my ears are incredibly sensitive.
I will update this post once the piercing is fully healed but that can take anywhere from 4-6 months so stay tuned. If you are interested in what cleaning solution I am using, it’s this one. The studio recommends this, it’s available on Amazon for re-purchase and so far it has been working really well for me. I love how big the bottle is so it lasts quite a while. All in all, I love this piercing and would totally recommend it! xoxo