Friday October 12th, 2007 @ 1:07 AM
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So might be a weird question, but I have a few ear piercings (right ear: tragus and rook, left ear: inner conch) that I wear barbells in all the time. I have the darndest time finding headphones for my iPod that don’t give me ear blisters because of my piercings (I didn’t have blister problems before I had the piercings with the same headphones). The most comfortable ones I’ve found thus far are the ones that come with the iPod; I’ve tried the ones that go inside the ear (hurt my tragus piercing, which is relatively new), the ones that loop around (bugged my conch), and ones like the old school Walkman ones (too much pressure on my rook, which is finicky to begin with despite being 3 years old and totally healed).
So does anyone know of any piercing-friendly headphones for smallish ears?
You guys rock.
One thing would be to instead of wearing a barbell in your tragus, to switch it to a labret stud. That way the flat back of the stud gets put against the back of your tragus, instead of having the bead there. That can elevate the problem with the tragus piercing and enable you to wear one of the various ear bud type headphones.
The other option is hip swanky DJ style headphones if you don’t want the retro look of the old school headphones.
Personally I have this problem as well with headphones, even though I have no cartilage piercings. Headphones are really something that should require customization to fit the persons ear shape comfortably. But sadly nobody does that due to probably the expense among other things as well.
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