The Snug piercing is located through the inner cartilage, halfway down the outer rim of the ear, above the anti-tragus.
In most cases this area is quite shallow, and micro jewellery is often used. Again curved barbells are preferable and need only be a few millimetres longer than the thickness of the cartilage.
Healing Time: 8 - 16 weeks
Ear cartilage piercings generally take longer to heal than lobe piercings.
This is often due to a combination of things, such as the location of the piercing in the cartilage, the type of jewellery used and the tension that jewellery creates to the structure of the cartilage.
Using biocompatible plastics (like PTFE), cleaning cartilage regularly, and increasing your intake of minerals will certainly benefit your piercing; however a piercing will almost always be doomed to failure if improper jewellery and poor planning are used and left unmonitored.