A rook piercing is located just above the tragus on the ridge between the inner and outer conch with the jewellery passing from the underneath to the top of this ridge. The Rook piecing is made in the cartilage and is sometimes called an Antihelix.
Healing times for this piercing can be up to six months or longer and jewellery should not be changed for at least the first 2 months.
The Rook piercing can be made in either 1.2mm (16 gauge) or 1.6mm (14 gauge). Typlically the piercing will be worn with a Ball Closure Ring (BCR) or a Horseshoe Ring (CBB). Many people also wear a curved barbell as the curve is not as great as a ring so less pressure is placed on the piercing. Common lengths for curved barbells are 6mm (1/4") and for rings / horseshoes 8mm (5/16")
Suitable jewellery for Rook Piercings are