Searched this site to see if anyone was having the same experience as me and have seen a lot of does hurt doesn't hurt conflicts going on so wanted to share my experience.
Initially the piercing didn't hurt much, i got the usual cartilage piercing sound but just a pinch when the needle was pushed through. She bent the needle to get it round the curve better?
So I had my rook pierced, cause I thought it would look really cool and I wanted to get one that was a little different and a bit out there and I'm so glad I did cause I love it!
I'm only 16 and I've noticed a lot of adult females posting on here saying that it hurts but I can say it wasn't bad at all! In my opinion my tragus hurt worse to get pierced but the rook was just a little pinch. It hurts more afterwards and gives your ear a bit of pain for a few days but it's really worth it. It also hurts to sleep on but it goes away after a few weeks.
This was one of the more painful piercing experience I have had. Second most painful was nose.
I have my anti-helix done on my right ear and that was a breeze. I have been wanting one done for the 3 years since I have had my anti-helix.
This was a spontaneous birthday gift from a friend so we both had experience this lol.
Anyways, there was no "celery" crunch. It did hurt though, worst part was getting the jewelry in. I got a curved bar bell. Its pretty sensitive and I have experienced some dried blood around the holes as I cleaned it. I also have a mild tension headache with it.
In the past month, I've gotten two outer cartilage piercings and then finally my rook. I must say though, there's a good chance that if I had mustered up the courage to get my rook pierced the first time, I probably wouldn't have even ended up with the other two (I just kept chickening out!) Finally, on my third visit to the tattoo parlor, the piercer looks at me and says "Are you finally going to do it this time? I'm not piercing anywhere unless it's your rook!" because I talked about it every time I came in.
So today I got my rook pierced, and it was the first "real" piercing I've ever gotten...I have 3 lobe piercings on each ear and a double pierced cartilage on my left ear. I was so excited about getting it done, I had done so much research on it with videos, blogs, etc. Some of the things I read said it would hurt really bad, some said it didn't hurt at all. Well I wouldn't say it didn't hurt at all, I mean, there's a needle going through a part of your body that is often not touched, but I definitely wouldn't say that it hurt!
It felt like a little pinch!
I went into the tattoo shop and didn't know what piercing to get and I know I wanted something on the ear and something different than an ordinary piercing so the piercer asked me if I wanted my rook done I said yes sure that sound like a good place and I got it done but didn't realize it would hurt a lot, well not to bad but it did hurt I would say about a 4 on a 1-10 scale and it sounded like someone crunched into a piece of celery or something when he pierced it.
I finally got my rook pierced!!!!
I went to Oak City in Raleigh, NC, and Lee pierced me. I was so scared to get it done because, with the exception of a few people, everyone said that it was their most painful ear piercing. It was honestly the quickest and most pain-free piercing I've ever had!
For about three days, it hurt pretty bad to the touch, but because it was an inner-ear piercing, my hair didn't bother it. Also, after about three days, I could sleep on it. I've cleaned it using the sea-salt soaks, but honestly, it's healed up so nicely.
I had thought about it for a while, then on a whim, decided to go ahead with a rook.
It wasn't bad as far as pain went: it was more pressure than anything else and when the needle went through, it sounded like someone had taken a bite of celery right next to my ear.
I've been cleaning it 2x a day. It's been fairly sore, but nothing unbearable. It's out of the way- I don't bump into it at all, so that's a definite plus.
I've had it for just over a week and it's gotten a little swollen, but it should go down soon. Love this piercing!
I've always loved the rook but never thought i could get it because i have very small ears. Finally for my 15th birthday i decided to go to a shop and see about getting it done after endless hours of looking up info about the rook online. The piercer said i had just enough room in my ear for it and the cost was a reasonable $35. He let me pick the colored jem i wanted on my curved barbell, and i went with a 16g as i hear that that size heals quicker. I also avoided the hoop because of healing time taking longer thn the expected 6-9 months.