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What Do I Need to Know Before Getting My Daith Pierced?

What Do I Need to Know Before Getting My Daith Pierced?

Fun fact: Daith is pronounced “Doth”!

The Daith is a popular form of body modification that involves piercing the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. This piercing has gained popularity in recent years, not just for its stylish look as well as having many jewellery options, but mostly also for its alleged potential to relieve migraines and headaches.

A story re-appears online every once in a while alleging this piercing is a cure for migraine pain..

However, like any other piercing, daith piercings can be accompanied by some pain and discomfort. In this blog, we'll attempt delve into what you can expect when getting a daith piercing and how to cope with the pain.


Daith piercing for migraines Cardiff

Daith Facts, Myth or Snake oil?

You may also be thinking about getting a daith piercing for medical reasons, as there’s some very controversial and possibly misleading evidence online that these piercings can also deliver anxiety and migraine relief, please be wary of any shop or studio that is offering magical cures with piercings as we are not trained medical doctors- even if you were to find some relief you could have an underlying health condition that may now go untreated please always seek medical advice.

But whatever your reasons are, you’re probably wondering about how a daith piercing will feel and whether or not it will be painful...

What Causes Daith Piercing Pain?

The main cause of daith piercing pain is well... the piercing itself. The cartilage is here isn't used to any pressure on it- a bit like wearing headphones for too long.

How Painful is a Daith Piercing?

The level of pain experienced during a daith piercing varies from person to person. Most people describe the pain as being sharp and brief, with a mild to moderate discomfort that lasts for a few seconds. Some people compare it to the sensation of having their ear pinched or being poked with a needle.

How to Cope with Daith Piercing Pain!

While the pain of a daith piercing is usually brief and manageable, there are some steps you can take to reduce the discomfort and make the healing process easier.

Eating a good meal!

Seems really obvious but eating a good meal will really help! We always advise you never get a tattoo or piercing on an empty stomach. 

Get a good nights sleep!

Getting a good night sleep is going to help with your mindset.

Clean the Piercing Regularly

Keeping the piercing clean is crucial for avoiding infection and promoting healing. Clean the piercing with Sterile Saline such as Neilmed Vegan Piercing Aftercare your piercer should recommend this, and avoid touching the piercing with dirty hands.

Avoid Sleeping on the Piercing

Sleeping on the piercing can irritate the area and slow down the healing process. To avoid this, try to sleep on the opposite side of the piercing or wear a soft ear cover while sleeping.


Daith piercing pain is usually brief and manageable, but it can still cause some discomfort and sensitivity. keeping the piercing clean, and avoiding sleeping on it, you can reduce the pain and make the healing process easier. If you have any concerns or experience any unusual symptoms, it's best to consult a medical professional for advice.

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