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Second and third ear piercing anyone?

You are thinking about getting your seconds done and maybe your thirds. Here is a quick overview of ideas and what you need to know in terms of pros and cons including placement of the seconds and thirds on the ear.

What are the names and position(s) of second and third ear piercings?

Firsts, seconds and thirds piercings are considered standard lobe piercings.

Essential beauty Ear Piercing Diagram

There are no strict rules when it comes to lobe piercings. Some people aim for symmetry using equal spacing and others go for an asymmetric look (e.g. one in the lobe and say 4 in succession further up the ear). There are also emerging lobe piercing trends such as double vertical/stacked lobe piercings where the piercings are stacked vertically. Ear constellations are also a popular trend. It helps to have a clear goal in mind of your final look to ensure the correct placement.


Think carefully about the look you would like to see when you come in salon to speak with our professional staff. Generally, your new piercing should be at least 8mm away from your first piercing. Reference photos gathered from Instagram or Pinterest are great to show your piercer during the consultation, your piercer will discuss the best way to achieve your desired look, keeping the anatomy of your ear in mind.


The pain is mild as there is no cartilage in the earlobes. Best done first thing in the morning when you are fresh and lovely after a light breakfast and this is all sorted as it is over very quickly. Panadol could help an hour beforehand as well.


Visit “Price lists” in the menu bar at or ring your local salon for more details.

What are the healing times?

As you can see, ear lobes heal relatively fast. We thought we would add all of our healing times here:

What jewellery type can I have for second and third ear piercings?

We use Surgical Stainless Steel (which is silver colour), we also have Surgical Stainless Steel in gold, rose gold and black coloured PVD coating. If you have allergies or sensitive skin, ask for titanium or Bioplast (ask for them by name). Both rings and studs are available, in a variety of options including internally threaded, externally threaded and threadless.

What age do I have to be to get my seconds and thirds?
Ear Lobe1 - 3 months
Ear cartilage6 - 12 months
Eyebrow2 - 4 months
Nostril2 - 4 months
Nasal Septum3 - 4 months
Bridge3 - 6 months
Lip / Labret3 - 4 months
Monroe / Cheek3 - 6 months
Tongue1 - 3 months
Belly Button6 - 12 months
Nipple4 - 6 months
Dermal Anchor/Skin Diver2 - 3 months

How do I avoid infection?

Adhere to these Body Piercing Home Care rules and definitely do not touch you piercing which can be found in here


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