Faux Rook Piercing

What is a Rook Piercing?

To understand what a faux rook piercing is, it is important to first know what a rook piercing is. A roof piercing is a piercing that goes through the fold of the skin on the ear. The skin fold is positioned above the ear canal and inner conch.

Rook piercing often takes longer to heal in comparison to other ear piercings because they pierce the earring through the thickest part of the ear cartilage. The ear is pierced using a curved barbell to ensure it pierces through the thick cartilage. Once the piercing has healed, the earring can be swapped and changed for different designs including hoops.


Due to the style of the rook piercing, many people do not like this type of piercing or can’t actually get the piercing. The ear needs to have the right shape for the piercing to be placed through the ear cartilage. This along with the healing process, pain and limited variety of earrings have made the faux rook piercing a more popular choice.

What is a Faux Rook Piercing?

The faux rook piercing is the perfect option for anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to get the rook piercing. It is a more feasible, less painful piercing that is in a very similar place on the ear. The faux rook piercing goes straight through the tissue that is above the ridge of the rook. The faux rook piercing is pierced with a straight barbell. This is rather than a curved one which helps give you more choices and variety. This type of piercing also heals a lot better and quicker.

The faux rook piercing resembles to top part of the traditional rook piercing. The difference is that it does not have the part where it goes through the cartilage. Instead of passing downwards through the cartilage, the faux rook piercing passed back through the ear. And has a backing attached at the back of the ear.

Which is the better option?

Neither of these piercings is better or worse as it comes down to personal preference. If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy waiting a long time for recovery then the faux rook piercing is a better choice. If the look and appearance of the classic rook piercing is what you want in your life then the rook piercing is best.

The faux rook piercing seems to be more manageable and is definitely the best option for anyone who is new to getting piercings.

Wearing Earplugs or Earphones?

Most people wear earplugs or earphones on a daily basis. Earplugs are often worn when working in a loud environment, on airplanes or at home when trying to sleep. Earphones are worn by people constantly to listen to music and podcasts when traveling or on the go. The good news is that the faux rook piercing and the rook piercing still allows you to wear earplugs and earphones all the time, even when the piercings are healing!

Changing the Stud

The faux rook piercing is a single stud and once it has healed it can be changed to suit your style. You can choose from the many different styles of colored, patterned and designed studs.

A faux rook piercing is one of the most popular piercings. The piercing is becoming more than just an alternative to the rook piercing but it’s very own piercing that looks stylish, fashionable and great on its own or alongside other ear piercings.

The faux rook piercings offer a lot of variety in color and style in comparison to the rook piercing as there are lots more studs available than there are round rook piercings. If you’re looking for a quirky ear piercing that is different from your traditional lobe piercing then the faux rook piercing is a perfect idea. It is not as painful as the rook piercing and also has less healing time.