I love Cartilage piercings and I perform lots of them.
The healing time is longer than that of a typical earlobe piercing. Your cartilage is a very sensitive area and will also cause more discomfort than an earlobe piercing. You may find it hard to sleep on your ear for several weeks. If you find any pictures of your favorite piercing bring it with you so I can visualize your ideal look.
I only pierce the helix of the ear.
#1-11 and 23 & 24(see image)
Especially with a cartilage piercing, there will be discomfort, pain, and sensitivity. This is normal for the first few days.
A cartilage piercing can take 2-6 months to fully heal.
Includes earring of your choice