Looking to get an rook 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. An immense amount of pride is taken in being one of the “Best Piercing Studios in Toronto & Vancouver” as rated by Blog TO.


A rook piercing involves the perforation of the antihelix of the ear which lies just above the tragus. Rook piercings are found along the inner ridge of the ear cartilage.


Smaller jewelry options are commonly considered as this piercing option offers limited space.Captive bead rings and curved barbells are some jewelry options that go well with a rook piercing.

As with many other piercings, 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 rook 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

For a complete heal, a rook piercing will take roughly 8 months to a year to fully heal.. This course depends on each individual’s natural ability to 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.

Caring for your Rook 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 rook piercing or any other types of body piercing.

Contact Chronic Ink

If you are considering a new rook 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!