Body piercing is a 5,000 years old practice, and it is still gaining popularity all over the globe. Nose piercing dates back to 1500 B.C. Lip and tongue piercings were eminent among African and American tribes. 80% of American women have ear piercing while 14% have belly button piercing. There are various other types of piercing equally famous amongst the people. One of them is rook piercing.
Rook piercing is performed on the antihelix- a location close to the helix area. Rook piercing was invented by Erik Dakota and since then it is one of the favorite body piercings amongst the people. Even a survey states that a rook piercing is one of the popular piercing types among Americans.
The article shares few experiences of people who underwent Rook Piercing. So, if you are planning to go ahead with rook piercing read the article and learn from the experiences of people.
- Aftercare after Rook Piercing matters a lot
“My rook was the most painful piercing I've had done - way worse than my other cartilage piercings but, everyone is different!
I got mine pierced with a CBR originally - don't do that. Use a curved barbell. I developed a horrible irritation bump on the piercing but as soon as I changed it to a curved barbell, it sorted itself out.
Rook piercings are similar to other cartilage piercings and will take anywhere from 6 months to a year to heal properly, but, initial healing time should be about 6-8 weeks.
I haven't had an issue with getting my hair caught in it.
Just take care of it - I used saline solution with a q-tip twice a day for 2 weeks and then switched to once a day.
Whenever it gets irritated, I do a chamomile tea soak.”
- A painful Rook Piercing experience
“I love my rook, but it's given me nothing but trouble. It's been a little over a year, and it's never not painful. It was pierced with a solid implant grade titanium curved barbell, at an APP shop. It was my most painful piercing as well, they make the initial piercing, then have to bend the needle with pliers, to pull it all the way through. As I said, I love it, but going on a year and a half, with my ear sore every day.... I'm considering retiring it, and getting a second helix on that side.”
“My rook didn't work out, but I will say something that no one else told me beforehand. I was really disappointed that my anatomy didn't allow me to ever see my rook jewelry. I had seen so many pics, and it looked like it would be really easy to see it, but it wasn't. I could barely even see it turning my head as sideways as possible in the mirror. Hence my extreme disappointment. Yours could be totally different, but it's worth asking about before you get it done if that sort of thing is important. I like to see my piercings and don't care if others can.”
- A fruitful Rook Piercing experience
“I know it's been 3 months old but I thought I'll share my experiences with getting a rook piercing for others who stumble across this in the future!
Besides having the basic earring for each lobe done when I was a young child, I've never gotten any other piercings (20-year-old girl). I've been wanting a rook piercing ever since 2010 or 2011 but was too afraid of the pain since I have low pain tolerance. Anyway, decided to do it on a spur when shopping with my cousin since she said she'd be with me through the process, so I was like 'okay, I'll do it.'
Now I'll get straight to the point- it did not hurt at all! I'd say it was a 1-4 on a scale of 10 (being painful). I say 1-4 because I honestly don't remember it being painful one bit. The ONLY "painful" part was putting the jewellery in, but that wasn't really painful; it was more so a tad uncomfortable.
It's been almost 2 weeks since I got my rook piercing and I've experienced no pain whatsoever- most of the time I forget it's even there to be honest.
So I say, if you want it, go for it! Of course not everyone is the same, but you never know until you try. Good luck :)”
- Healing needs patience and care
“I got my rook pierced in February I believe. Getting my rook pierced was far more painful than I expected but the healing process has gone really well. I bought sterile q-tips and saline spray (I'm a senior nursing major in college) and use that to clean it. It has been healing better than any of my other piercings. I accidentally hit it though and now I have to deal with it healing again.”