What is a Vertical Lobe Piercing

A vertical lobe piercing is a piercing, usually using a straight barbell, travelling from the top of the lobe down and exiting at the bottom of the lobe. Basically a transverse lobe piercing turned 90 degrees.


A vertical lobe is a difficult piercing to have done. Much like any cartilage piercings, this takes at least 6-8 months to heal, depending on how the person’s body reacts to the piercing, and the dedication to cleaning it. For at least several days, there is a good chance of bruising. Sea salt soaks are the method for proper healing, also after it has been fully healed.

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Initial jewelry: Straight barbells in 14 to 12 gauge and 1/8″ longer than the width of the piercing to allow for swelling and cleaning. Most earlobes are not thick enough to support jewelry larger than 14 or 12 gauge.




Industrial Barbells with Dangling Charm

The industrial piercing trend has been going on since ancient times. The huge popularity of this type of piercing has led to various jewelry types for this type of piercings. The most commonly used jewelry are the single barbells, but due to the wide variety types of body jewelry, there are barbells that are available which ranges from loops, zigzags to even industrial barbells with dangling charms. Other types which have gained popularity amongst Piercers include the twister barbells, and barbells that has been custom made just for the specific type of piercing. People have the option of choosing from a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit their needs and preferences. Why not go out of the box and try out the Industrial barbells with dangling charms.

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Industrial Piercings

Industrial Barbells

Industrial Barbell by Hollywood Body Jewelry

An industrial piercing is when two or more piercings are connected by a single barbell. It typically refers to a double perforation of the upper ear cartilage specifically. Two piercings are made, one fairly close to the head (anti-helix piercing) the second further down the cartilage, on the opposite side of the ear (helix piercing).


Cross Industrial Barbell 316L Surgical Steel


Cleaning the industrial piercing is significantly more complex than an average ear piercing. Patience and care is required in order to clean the fresh piercing. The total healing time for industrial piercings is between 3-6 months, but it can take up to an year depending on your body, and how you take care of it afterwards. The pain following an industrial piercing is not as bad as many people think, but you shouldn’t touch or play with, and avoid sleeping on it. Also, avoid any activities that may aggravate the area.

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Body Jewelry Fact: This piercing was first popularized (and named) by Erik Dakota in Body Play magazine #4 (1992), where it was pictured and titled, “industrial ear project.” – BMEZINE