orbitalLooking to get an orbital piercing in Toronto & Vancouver? You can find comfort that all of the piercers at Chronic Ink with come with a wealth of experience and work to standards well above Toronto & Vancouver Public Health guidelines. We take a lot of pride in being one of the “Best Piercing Studios in Toronto & Vancouver” as rated by Blog TO.

Location

An orbital piercing is comprised of two perforations of the ear connected with a single ring. These piercings can be placed virtually anywhere along the ear and can be done in the same location as a normal conch, helix, rook and lobe piercings.

Popularity of Orbital Piercings

The allure of the orbital piercing is how the connected ring gives the appearance of an orbit – hence the name. It combines to be very subtle, sophisticated yet also give off an extraordinary appeal.

Jewelry

Due to the style of the piercing, orbital piercings are always done with a type of ring. Most orbital piercings are done with a ball closure ring, however, smooth segment rings can also be used for that give a smoother look.

Like most piercings,  it is not recommended to remove the jewelry for extended periods of time. If you are unsure of how to change the jewelry, or if the piercing is adequately healed, it’s best to consult with your piercer. Only when your orbital piercing is completely healed and you are comfortable manipulating the jewelry, should you consider changing the jewelry by yourself. Typically, the initial jewelry can be changed after 8 to 12 weeks.

Healing Process

As an orbital piercing can be placed in several locations on the ear, the typical healing process will vary from piercing to piercing depending on how long your body takes to heal and the area piercing. Generally, it would take about 8 months to a year to fully heal. Carefully following aftercare, proper placement, and jewelry quality can help reduce healing times. Being indirect, and reducing friction is very important, however, if you are in a position where you need to touch the piercing, your hands and the area around the piercing should be thoroughly cleaned beforehand. We typically recommend that you start off with the two separate piercings and then add the ring in once they are fully healed. Sometimes, it’s possible to connect more than two piercings, but we recommend starting with two and getting comfortable with the piercing before moving onto a larger link.

Caring for your Orbital Piercing

Our piercers will always give you appropriate aftercare advice that has been tailored specifically to the placement of your new piercing. It’s important that you follow the advice given by our piercing professionals as improper care can lead to the new piercing eventually becoming rejected by the body or other irritations and infections could incur. Feel free to ask us for more advice on proper piercing aftercare for your Orbital piercing or any other types of body piercing.

Contact Chronic Ink

If you are considering a new Orbital piercing or you’re want to discuss how we can help you with any body piercing in Toronto & Vancouver, contact our experienced artists to get started today!