What Is a Rook Piercing?
A rook piercing is an ear piercing through the antihelix, a folded piece of cartilage in the inner ear that sits just above the tragus. "The piercing goes perpendicularly through the horizontal fold in your ear connecting the outside ridge of your ear cartilage to your head called the antihelix," New York City-based piercer Vicki Rose told POPSUGAR. "In relation to other piercings, a rook piercing is located above a tragus or daith piercing and behind a forward helix piercing."
Who Can Get a Rook Piercing?
Some piercings aren't for everyone, and a rook piercing is one of them. "Some people aren't suited for rook piercings," Rose said. "You need to have a fold of tissue with enough depth and width to sustain the piercing. Each ear anatomy is unique and you'll want a professional to check out your ear to see if the piercing is possible and to help with jewelry selection."