Are rook piercings dangerous?
The risks of getting a rook piercing are low, as is the case with all cartilage piercings. Because of its concealed nature, it actually carries a smaller risk for getting snagged on other objects. This makes it slightly safer than other ear piercings.
Will a rook piercing reject?
The answer to this question all depends on the person. There is always a small risk of rejection, but it is rarer than you might expect. Most people don’t have a problem with this as long as they use high-quality jewelry.
Is it normal for a rook piercing to swell?
Swelling around the pierced area is a normal reaction for any new piercing. This should subside within a few days. If it is overly uncomfortable or seems to get worse over time, see your piercer for advice.
How long does it take for a rook piercing to heal?
The typical healing time for a rook piercing is four to six months. This is a similar timeframe to all other cartilage piercings. It is not uncommon to go the full six months before completely feeling normal again.
Can you wear a hoop in a rook piercing?
It is completely fine to wear a hoop in your rook piercing. Make sure that you wait for the full four to six months to switch the jewelry out if you don’t get it pierced with a hoop.
Best Aftercare Rook Piercing Tips
Below our tips on caring for a rook piercing and make sure your healing time will be faster than ever.
- Never touch the jewelry placed on the newly pierced area. Some say moving and rotating the jewelry will improve the condition. However, as per the Association of Professional Piercers, the jewelry should not be moved as the generation of new cells will be bothered, freshening up the wound once again. You have to make sure that the jewelry is settled for 5 to 7 days so you won’t impede the healing.
- The rook piercing should also be cleaned on a daily basis, just like a snig piercing. Never use peroxide and alcohol as these can destroy new skin cell, therefore, the wound will look “fresh” once again, and will really halt the recovery period. The best thing to use is sea salt soaks, which you can do at home or purchase from your trusted tattoo and piercing shops. The sea salt soaks mimic the salinity of your body fluids. If you plan to do it yourself, you can mix a teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt with 1 cup of warm distilled or pre-boiled water. Get a piece of cloth or cotton, soak it in the solution, and place it on the pierced area for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Make sure that you do not let your rook piercing touch anything, especially those that harbor bacteria, like your cell phone and pillow. Always these disinfect items so that if these touch your ear, these cannot aggravate your piercing condition.
- You must also not go to any unsanitary bodies of water, like pools and lakes. These may be a good source of harmful bacteria and other infectious pathogens that can really halt the recovery of your rook piercing.
When you plan to change your jewelry, make sure that you visit a reputable piercer in order for him to assess if it is already safe to do so. Rook piercing usually heals after 6 months, depending on how you take good care of your piercing, so you really have to wait for a long time before changing the jewelry to something that will really accentuate your look.
Hello! My name is Emily and I obsessed with piercings (and tattoos) since I was a little girl of 6 years old. I was fortunate enough to make my passion my work after meeting my amazing husband Jeffrey who owned his own tattoo shop. I just recently finished my internships at some of America’s most famous piercing shops and a dream to start something together was born. After falling in love with each other (and each other’s piercings and tattoos) we decided to expand his tattoo shop and I got to manage my own piercing shop in the same space! I’ve never been so happy being able to share my love for piercings through my shop and this blog I started back in 2013. We love to share models and inspiration, so feel free to email me your suggestions, pictures or if you just want to say hi!