How Much Does an Ear Piercing Cost?

Many factors will come into play when you need to get your ears pierced.  Some factors include the company performing the piercing, how many that are going to be done and more.

Chloe gets her ears pierced - receiving by lorenkerns, on Flickr
Chloe gets her ears pierced – receiving” (CC BY 2.0) by lorenkerns

How much is it?

Ear piercing types

  1. Anti-tragus:  Similar to the tragus, it will be done on the outer side of the ear, the opposite of the ear’s tragus.
  2. Auricle:  This piercing is pierced through the middle part of the outer rim of the ear.
  3. Conch:  A conch piercing will puncture through the cartilage, and there are two types available:  the inner and outer.
  4. Daith:  Done on the innermost cartilage fold, this piercing will pass through the ear’s cartilage, similar to the tragus piercing, but the position will be different.
  5. Double lobe piercing:  As the name states, this is a double piercing in the earlobe.  One piercing will be placed in the standard area, while the other will be placed a pinch higher.  With this piercing, some opt to include a stud or ring.
  6. Forward Helix:  Similar to the helix, this will be positioned near the upper part of the ear, but it will be in the inner part of the ear.
  7. Graduate Lobe:  This is a combination of three piercings which gradually go up the lower lobe of the ear.
  8. Helix:  This piercing will be done at the upper and outer part of the ear.
  9. Industrial:  A variation of the two helix piercings, this is done by placing two holes in the upper and in the inner and outer part of the ear.
  10. Rook:  This unique piercing is done by perforating a hole on the upper inner part of the ear.
  11. Snug:  A snug piercing is in the inner ear, adjacent to a helix piercing.  It may also be referred to as an anti-helix.
  12. Standard lobe piercing:  This is the most original piercing.  The earlobe will be the softest part of the ear and will cause the least amount of pain.
  13. Tragus:  The term “tragus” comes from the tragus of the ear, which is the smaller flap of cartilage over the earlobe.
  14. Transverse:  This is done by piercing horizontally at an angle rather than directly into the ear.

Ear piercing chart



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Was it worth it?  

  1. Kelsey Laymon (Oneanta,  New York) paid $ and said:

    Around $20 for piercings at Clairs. They may also charge differently depending on weather you get a lobe or cartilage piercing. 4 out of 6 of my piercings I had done there and they do pretty good.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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