A Snug piercing is a type of body piercing that is done in the ear’s inner cartilage about halfway down (also known as the anti-helix area). Most Snug piercings are done horizontally, but can also be done vertically. Since this is a cartilage piercing, it can be quite painful to endure, and can take a considerable time to heal completely.
A snug piercing can be easily done by using a body piercing kit, as long as the piercer has experience with cartilage piercings. The type of jewelry most commonly worn in a snug piercing is a small gauge curved barbell or captive bead ring. The healing time for a snug piercing is approximately 2 to 4 months.