If your iron skillet has a silicone handles, they can go in the oven. The temperature varies depending on the manufacturer, 400F to 500F in many cases.
Someone else also recommended wrapping the handle in tin foil, so that might be worth trying. I am pretty sure it is made of silicone, so if that’s the case it should hold up in the oven! It’s worth a try anyway since like I said I have like way too many dishes so if just one gets ruined it’s no great loss lol
i couldn’t find a way to message you, but: it hurt a lot!! more than any piercing i have had. there is a lot of cartilage right there so there were two very loud distinct crunch-pop sounds. initially it is not so bad but it settles very quickly into a loud pain that envelops the whole side of your head! today it feels fine though, as long as i don’t tuck my hair behind my ear. all in all v worth it, would recommend, but would recommend going to a very good experienced piercer who can do it pretty quickly!