Snug Piercing



Snug piercings are a type of body piercing located on the ear's outer rim. You can get snug piercing and snug piercing jewelry at any reputable establishment specializing in body piercing.

Snug piercings are popular, and once healed, they are comfortable, relatively easy to hide if necessary, and require minimal care. They can be used to create unique piercing looks and styles, employing both the snug piercing hoop and vertical snug piercing to switch things up.

The snug piercing is in a sensitive location, so it's essential to find a professional piercer to ensure it's done correctly. Potential piercing clients must remember that not everyone can wear snug piercings based on the ear's anatomy, and we can help you decide if a snug piercing will work for you. In most cases, it's all about finding the right location!

Are you considering getting a new snug piercing in Toronto? Get your snug piercing at Black Line Studio, Toronto with comfort and confidence, knowing that Black Line Studio piercers are ranked number one in Toronto. We pride ourselves on being nominated as “Toronto’s Best Tattoo Artist, Best Piercing Studio, and Best Tattoo Studio” by NOW Magazine!

We provide an impeccably sterile, hygienic service and environment, in excess of Toronto Public Health Standards and Guidelines. Our piercing professionals come with a wealth of training and experience which allows customers to achieve the look they desire with ease and excitement. Black Line Studio looks forward to giving you the best snug piercing service and result in Toronto!

Piercing Location A snug piercing is achieved by perforating the ear’s cartilage through the antihelix or anti helical fold, located on the ridge between the inner and outer parts of the ear. The location of the piercing will vary due to the individual shapes of each person’s ear.

Jewelry Options – Your piercer will guide you through the exciting process of selecting your favourite piece of jewelry. A curved barbell is the jewelry style used for snug piercings. Black Line Studio does not advise removal of jewelry for at least 8 to 12 weeks post your piercing service. Whether before or after the piercing is completely healed, when it comes to changing the jewelry, we recommend that you consult with your piercer.

Snug Piercing Aftercare

Aftercare When following Black Line Studio’s after care protocol, the healing time for a snug piercing is typically 8 to 12 months.

Snug piercings can take quite some time to heal, so you'll want to speak directly with your piercer about which cleaning method they recommend, as not all piercers advise the same process. Once you've discussed cleaning tools and products, the general approach will be the same for everyone.

You should rinse your piercing twice daily and follow up with the cleaning product recommended by your piercer. Pat dry with a fresh paper towel (nothing fabric) to keep unwanted bacteria from creeping into your piercing location.

Even when cleaning your snug piercing regularly, it's crucial to know that you may experience side effects or symptoms that are entirely normal. Snug and conch piercing clients should expect swelling, soreness, throbbing, and redness for the first few days or weeks after the piercing.

Snug piercings tend to swell more than other cartilage piercings, which can cause discomfort. Still, these symptoms, when mild, are no cause for concern.

Contact Black Line Studio at [email protected] to book your appointment for the best snug piercing in Toronto, or any piercing on the ear, mouth, face or body – we look forward to seeing you at the studio!

Snug Piercing FAQ

You can wear earphones with a snug piercing, but it's not recommended for fresh piercings, and you'll want to consult with your piercer on the topic and follow their instructions closely. If you choose to wear earphones, it is essential to select earphones that are comfortable and fit well enough that they do not irritate the piercing.

It would help if you kept your earphones clean and sanitized so as not to interfere with the piercing as it heals, which can take anywhere from eight to twelve months, depending on the person.

Most piercers (including our team) advise clients to wait until the piercing heals fully to change the jewelry. As with all piercings, keeping the area clean and sanitized to avoid infection or irritation is crucial.

Changing the jewelry in your snug piercing too soon could result in the entry of unwanted bacteria that might lead to infection. When you get your piercing, there are plenty of options to choose from regarding jewelry, so be sure to pick something you love.

Contrary to popular belief, snug and conch piercings are not the same. A snug piercing is located in the inner cartilage of the outer ear, while a conch piercing sits in the cartilage in the center of the ear.

These piercings have similar healing time, aftercare, and side effects, so it's easy for people to get confused or think they're interchangeable terms. While snug and conch piercings are in the same general location, they provide very different aesthetics.

Many clients can't decide between the conch and the snug, and in some cases, they get both!