A helix piercing is located on the upper outer rim of cartilage of the ear, while a forward helix is positioned opposite on the inner upper rim of the ear near the “side burn” area where the ear and the head meet. Because of the positioning of this piercing, it can be quite dainty. It can even be done as a double or triple forward helix along the entire rim of the ear.
What Jewelry is Worn in a Forward Helix Piercing?
Just like most cartilage piercings, a small ring, circular barbell (that won’t impede hearing or mess with any other ear piercings nearby) or a small helix labret stud. A helix stud consists of a ball end or flat back end, a post and a jeweled front that screw on and off.