Daith Jewelry Guide: Most Detailed Of Daith Piercing

Daith Jewelry

Coming from a Jewish Culture, a Daith Piercing is an ear-wear that goes through the cartilage on the inner side of your ears.This guide will give you a detailed knowledge of daith piercing with multiple perspectives.

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One’s ear is home to several pressure points that target the Vagus Nerve, the longest of 10 nerves extending from the bottom of your brain into the rest of your body. Getting a Daith piercing will constantly apply pressure on the nerve. Many claims that Daith helps relieve migraines and headaches, and some pierce just for that reason. At this time, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim, and it is hotly debated whether Daith helps with migraine headaches.

There’s a lot to consider before getting a Daith piercing, as it can be painful for some and takes longer to heal than other ear piercing usually taking up to 6-7months.
Piercing on cartilages is more likely to get infected than lobe piercing as cartilage piercing is in closer proximity to your hair and is more likely to tug. In some severe cases, bacterial infections from piercings can lead to sepsis or toxic shock syndrome.

Daith Piercing Price Range & Healing Time:

Daith piercings can cost anywhere from $30 to $80, depending on where you get them done.

According to Starr Ellis, owner of Nine Moons Piercing and member of the Association of Professional Piercers, cartilage piercings can take six to twelve months to heal (APP). Routine check from your piercer are necessary to guarantee appropriate healing.

Daith Jewelry Material to Used:

Daith Jewellery presently is of the most trending ear piercing. Striking and trendy, it is a great way of expressing your personality. Here are some Daith Earrings picked by many women -

  1. Daith Piercing Hoops
  2. Surgical Steel Daith Earrings
  3. Daith Piercing Clicker Earrings
  4. Daith Heart Piercing Earrings
  5. Sterling Silver Daith Earrings
  6. Titanium Daith Earrings
  7. Diamond Daith Earrings
  8. Daith Barbell Jewelry
  • Diamond Pave Circular Barbell
  • Curved Barbell with Turquoise
  • Straight Barbell

But one should choose the material of jewelry wisely before piercing to avoid infections or allergies. One should always opt for Hypoallergenic daith earrings or Bio-Compatible Metals. Usually, Stainless Steel daith earrings, Titanium daith earrings, and Gold are used. 

The APP(Association of Professional Piercers) suggests several metals, including titanium, gold, and surgical steel. You should also look for jewelry with a long post so that your ear has enough room to swell while healing.

After Care of Daith Piercing:

Daith takes a long time to heal and can take up to 12 months for the ears to fully recover. This is very common in cartilage piercings. 

In addition, because infections are common, Daith requires a lot of aftercare. 

Especially in the first month, you need to take care of new piercings and clean them according to the piercing instructions. It's best not to sleep on your piercings for the first few months so that they don't get worse.

      1.Clean daith every day

  • Before handling the jewelry or the area around your piercing, carefully wash your hands.
  • Rinse the area thoroughly with clean, warm running water.
  • Spray the piercing with a sterile saline solution. Make sure you're using a wound wash solution (available at most pharmacies.)
  • Pat the piercing dry gently with a clean paper towel or gauze. Because much wetness might cause discomfort or infection.


      2.Wait a few months to change your jewelry

  • Many people require assistance removing and putting jewelry in this region, so don't be afraid to get assistance from a piercer.
  • You may be willing to replace your daith jewelry if:
  • It doesn't hurt at all.
  • The skin immediately surrounding your piercing seems normal, with no redness or swelling.
  • The puncture produces no liquid discharge or crust.


     3.Avoid touching or applying pressure to the piercing

  • To ensure that a daith piercing heals correctly, avoid touching, squishing, or sleeping on it as much as possible. Since the daith is so close to the ear canal, you should avoid placing anything inside your ear during the healing process, including earphones. This can help you prevent problems such as discomfort, pimples, and infection.

daith jewelry wearing

Side Effects of Daith Piercing:

  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding

According to Ellis, on a pain rating of 1 to 10, daith piercings usually vary from 3 to 7, depending on your anatomy and pain tolerance.

How to Measure your Daith Jewellery:

16 gauge is the most common gauge used in daith piercings (approximately 1.2mm thick). There are many exceptions, and your piercer may have chosen a different gauge for you. If you don't have the means to measure gauge at home, you'll have to inquire as to what gauge you were pierced with. Most daith piercings may accommodate a hoop with an inner diameter of 8mm (5/16") to 10mm (just over 38").

The gauge describes the thickness of the jewelry. This measurement is most likely given in millimeters. To accurately measure the gauge at home, you will need a caliper or a micrometer. You cannot accurately determine the thickness of your jewelry if you do not have either of these tools. The best you can do is estimate its thickness using a gauge card.

Since the increments between the gauges used for body jewelry are so modest, the gauge cannot be measured with a ruler. If you used a ruler, 18G, 16G, and 14G would all appear nearly identical. If you measured each gauge with a caliper, you would only know that 18G is approximately 1.0mm, 16G is approximately 1.2mm, and 14G is approximately 1.6mm.

daith guage 12g-18g

If you don't want to take the measurement yourself, your best bet is to ask your piercer for assistance. Make sure you tell them the dimensions of any designs attached to the jewelry so they can help you determine if it will fit comfortably.

You can also measure a piece of jewelry that already fits in your daith piercing. If you don't have a piece of jewelry to measure, your only option other than measuring your piercing or asking your piercer for assistance is to buy an assortment of sizes to try on, knowing that you'll be discarding the rejects.