The conch is the smooth area that makes up the back of the ear. Conch piercings are usually done towards the outer end of the conch, about halfway down. Other placements will heal but this is the most common.
The optimal jewellery for conch piercing is a small barbell, either straight or curved. Labret studs can also be used and are preferred by some people due to their flat back-plate, which sits flush with the skin. Large BCRs can be worn in the conch but this is not advised until the piercing is completely healed. This piercing should be cleaned at least twice daily with saline solution. Avoid swimming and submersion in water until healed.
Conch Piercing Healing Time: 6 to 18 weeks