The cool girl piercing with a surprising health benefit

Who knew..?

Words by Lexxi Davis

Piercings have been around for centuries. But recently, certain placements have become more popular with the fashion crowd. From specific ear piercings that can make you look younger, to the constellation ear piercing trend, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing in alternative jewelled beauty.

Which is why the internet is currently going wild for daith piercings. For those who don’t know where exactly that is (don’t worry, we didn’t either), it’s top part of your ear where it swoops round and meets the side of your head.

Basically your most curled up cartilage fold. Still unclear? Here’s a pic… (It’s the biggest ring with three gems at the bottom.)

Daith Piercing

Fans of the piercing trend include Zoe Kravitz (pictured) and Kylie Jenner, who started the trend for the heart shaped ring in this placement.

But it’s not only a trend for the fashion fearless, it also comes with a bit of a secret health benefit, too. The daith placement has become one of the most talked about cure for migraines.

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Based on the idea of acupuncture, piercing this specific pressure point is said to banish miserable migraines forever.

However, before you rush out to get this piercing, it’s worth noting that whilst a daith piercing has helped some migraine sufferers, it’s not a magical cure for everyone. To put it bluntly, Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, a neurologist and trustee of The Migraine Trust said, ‘There is no evidence that daith piercing work to help migraine.’

So, unless you’re getting it for aesthetic reasons, you might not be blessed with a migraine-free life. Thankfully there are other, less intrusive ways on how to cure a migraine if the daith piercing doesn’t work for you.

We suggest giving them a go first.

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