A helix piercing is the piercing of the cartilage of the upper ear. Helix piercings are sometimes known as industrial piercings, but an industrial piercing is actually two helix piercings in this cartilage in which the same piece of jewellery goes through both piercings.
Many people have one helix piercing and then decide after some time that they like the piercing so much they would like another, and this is when they turn it into an industrial piercing.
When choosing an industrial piercing most people choose to run a long barbell between the two piercings or even a spiralling barbell for a cool effect.
Ear Helix Barbell
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All of the above is for general information only – a guide to help explain the various terminologies relating to body piercings. You should always seek the expert advice of your professional accredited body piercing specialist or pharmacist with any problems or concerns you may have with any body piercing.