Daith piercings are done through the ridge of tissue that connects the forward helix to the bowl of the ear. It was first recorded as being pierced in the 90’s by Eric Dakota who pronounced it “doth” (like goth) but can also be said “daith” (like faith). These are very versatile piercings that can wear jewelry from simple plain rings to larger more elegant pieces. They end up naturally framed and also protected by the rest of the ear. With the right anatomy some folks can even get a double daith! These are a fairly advanced piercing. When done correct they are beautiful, but when done on poor angles they are very prone to irritation bumps and migration. It’s important to have the correct placement, and also the correct jewelry. Most commonly a larger diameter ring is used initially. When too small of a ring is used it can cause pressure and irritation. Curved barbells should never be used as they rotate inward to the ear canal, and cause irritation bumps and issues healing. Can I wear ear buds with a healing daith? No. If you are going to listen to music we suggest over the ear headphones, or wearing only one earbud in the non-pierced ear. I heard the daith piercing can cure migranes/headaches? Currently there is no compelling evidence to support or dismiss claims of aid for any health conditions by body piercing. All we can offer you is a well done and attractive piercing. “The Cleveland Clinic says there is no evidence to support the claim that daith piercings help relieve migraine. In addition, the American Migraine Foundation firmly believes that seeking piercing from a nonmedical third party is not a solution to migraine pain.” Is this piercing painful? The daith is not particularly more or less painful then any other cartilage piercing. Many people say it feels more like a pressure then a pinch. I’ve seen cute heart shaped rings online, can I start with those fun shapes? We usually won’t start daiths with unique shaped pieces like hearts because the movement of those pieces sometimes leaves the point or lobe of the heart rotating all the way inside the piercing. This is less of an issue in a healed faith, but for healing this can cause issues and irritations.