The Helix-Piercing is pierced through the cartilage at the upper edge of the ear (helix-cartilage).
As with other piercings through cartilage the complete healing could takes longer such as by the Lobe-Piercing in the earlobe. Through the so-called punching this time could be contracts. While a few cartilage is removed at this alternative also the pressure pain is reduced.
The healing takes 3 to 6 months by stitch the pierying and only 2 to 4 weeks by punching.
For first jewellery a piercing-barbell would be wise. But you could also use a BCR.