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Ear piercing: Rook or Snug?

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#1 Velvetta

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

I have a tragus piercing in each ear, but I saw a doctor a few weeks back (a surgeon for my son actually FWIW!) who had a beautiful rook piercing, just a simple bar, and I've been lusting for one since.
However I've read that they really hurt to get done and take forever to heal.
So maybe the lesser Snug piercing?

I was fine with the tragus, I actually felt a rush when it happened, must have been the adrenaline, and have no problems at all with them, very good healing.
Can anyone offer any advice?

For those who don't know what I'm on about, here's some pics:  HERE

#2 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

Out of those 2, i would go the snug first.

Personally, i want a dermal piercing lol

#3 Miss S

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

My DH did piercing for years and he has always said that good healing comes down to good health, if your other piercings healed well then you should be fine and as for the pain i live by IF IT DON'T HURT YOU WONT LOVE IT biggrin.gif

#4 steppy

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

Cripes. I can't advise - I would never get any of them done. LOL

#5 Crinkle cut

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

I like the look of the rook, but not the snug.  But I am not into peircings.

#6 Kafkaesque

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

With the exception of the lobe (and only one there) they are all gross and along with tattoos something I will never understand. Goodluck picking though.

#7 protart roflcoptor

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Oh my, I couldn't choose. They are all so like full of class.

#8 sne

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

It really depends on the shaping of your ear.  I couldn't do a rook because my ear isn't big enough there, but could do a snug.  

If you can handle the pain and the long healing time go for whichever takes your fancy!

#9 Velvetta

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

One of my sons, Twilight, one of them, not Cecilia our girl, not the dog or the cat or the chickens or the pony.
It looked great on the surgeon. I don't like the multiples, just the small bar high up and tucked away.
Reading the mostly illiterate comments below on the site, though, it seems that the Rook is fairly pain free.
Looking forward to the penetration. wink.gif

#10 Fenrir

Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:56 PM

I will never understand why people get a gauge piercing. They look absolutely revolting.

#11 TinyTeddys

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

I like the look of the rook better, good luck with your choice!

#12 Nepheline

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (Kafkaesque @ 18/04/2012, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With the exception of the lobe (and only one there) they are all gross and along with tattoos something I will never understand. Goodluck picking though.

QUOTE (ossim roflcopter @ 18/04/2012, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my, I couldn't choose. They are all so like full of class.

rolleyes.gif so helpful.

I used to work as a body piercer, and in my experience the rook always  healed much better than the snug. It's more 'tucked in' so less likely  to get caught and pulled. I also think it looks much nicer! You can get a  much smaller piece of jewellery than the one in the link though, it  looks really nice with a tiny thin ring or curved barbell.

I'm on team Rook. Go for it!

#13 erindiv

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

I don't like either of them. I'm no piercing snob (have monroe and tongue ones myself) but anything not on the lobe or outer edge of the ear just doesn't look nice to me.

Good luck choosing though. Maybe get both if you're keen original.gif

#14 Pearson

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

On my ear, I would worry about the rook, because I always get hair products caught in their, conditioner and the like. (big crazy hair) But, it looks nicer and less random than the snug.

#15 BlackBetty

Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

I have a rook and have so for years. Didn't hurt and was no problem healing.

I love it!



#16 Velvetta

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

Thanks Karen. I'm a bit scared but it should be good. I'm pretty straight looking so I like having a little bit of radical, "class" or not.

#17 Amanda_R

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

The rook over the snug, and the obvious reply that neither if it was going in my head not yours. Tounge1.gif

#18 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

I think the rook looks nicer and less likely to get caught in hair.

Now to resist looking into a new piercing for myself biggrin.gif

#19 Phascogale

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:14 PM

Rook looks nicer than the snug but you need to have the anatomy for it.  Looking at the snug picture, that ear doesn't look like it would hold a rook particularly well.  So you'd have to look at that first before making a decision.

I really don't like the look of the snug.

#20 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

Rook, if your ear has the capacity to take it.

#21 MrsDoobie

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

I think if you like the rook and your ear is ok to accomodate it, then get the rook.  I have my rook pierced and absolutely love the look of it original.gif  I get lots of compliments on it.

It didn't hurt too badly when I had it pierced and was healing nicely when I went back after 2 weeks to have it checked.  It had moved slightly with the growth of some scar tissue, so my piercer decided to move the piercing.  He pierced through a slightly different place at the bottom of the piercing but through the same spot up the top (yes, this was done 2 weeks after the initial piercing).  This adjustment hurt like a mo fo.  After having it done, the healing time was 7 months.  I think it would have healed much faster without the adjustment, but I am quite fussy with the positioning of my piercings so long term it was better to have it done.

After the adjustment I didn't sleep on my ear for 3 months and even after that time it still hurt to sleep on for a long time.

Would I do it again for my rook piercing?  Yes, I would.  I love it  wink.gif

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