The Inner Conch piercing is a perforation of the center ear cartilage, adjacent to the ear canal, for the purpose of inserting and wearing a piece of jewelry. Typically, inner conch piercings are of a larger diameter, such as 10g or 8g or larger. After sufficient stretching, an open earlet or simlar piece of body jewelry can be worn in the healed piercing.
The piercing itself is made with a large gauge hollow piercing needle, and barbell jewelry is usually worn during the healing and stretching period. Alternatively, a dermal punch can be used to create the initial piercing.
The name of this piercing is derived from the similarity in appearance between the outer ear (pinna) and the conch shell.
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