What should I get pierced?
Contemporary ear and lobe piercing gives you many more options than you might initially think in terms of aesthetic design, and you’ll never be stuck with the same thing that someone else has. No matter what style you’re trying to evoke, there is guaranteed to be a piercing location and jewelry design that will work wonders in showing off your own personal aesthetic.
Whether you want something more traditional with a twist, or a contemporary style that looks very different than what people are used to, there is something out there for everyone. Because of the ubiquitous nature of ear piercing, there are many different ways you can style them or combine them together into one great look.
With advents in materials, new colors and styles have also become available for those who want something a little different for their particular aesthetic. Organic and treated materials can offer you one of the best ways to add a little pop of color that wouldn’t otherwise be attainable with traditional steel jewelry.
What is the most popular ear piercing?
Most people can assume that the most popular ear piercing is the traditional lobe piercing that almost everyone gets at some point in their life. Since many girls get this piercing when they are very young, most women end up wanting something different as they get older to differentiate their earring designs.
In contemporary piercing culture, the most popular designs are the helix and conch, and are said to be some of the most beautiful piercings that you can get, regardless of whether you want something more subtle or a larger statement piece.
No matter what you choose, rest assured that with a little bit of time and research you will be able to find the perfect piece of jewelry and material that you’re looking for.
Should ear piercings be symmetrical?
Most traditional piercing guides will tell you to prioritize the symmetry of your piercing designs, but this isn’t always the best choice, as you can get away with a unique look by purposefully offsetting your piercings. While symmetry can offer something unique in the way of how good it looks on its own, you can create a deliberately unique look with a combination of piercings that aren’t always used together.
Asymmetry can take the form of having different numbers of piercings in each ear, as well as different piercings themselves. Some traditionalists won’t appreciate the unique aspect of this type of style, but it has recently come out into its own in many piercing demographics. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a unique look, even with a popular piercing type, so if you want it, go for it!
What ear piercings look good together?
While you can mix and match any ear piercing you want, there are going to be some that look better than others if they’re the only two that you want to get. As a pair, daith and triple lobe piercings look great, since you’ll have many concentric areas together, whether a bunch of studs and a ring or rings together. Size your lobe piercing jewelry to be smaller to bigger, and you’ll have an interesting and aesthetically pleasing set of piercings to go with one another.
As well as this, you can expect many multitudes of lobe piercing to go well with any conch piercing, as well as the tragus and others that are in the inner part of the ear. Since you can mix and match the types of jewelry in your lobe piercings, they will make any others you have stand out, and serve as a sort of “bridge” between any of your other piercings, creating an effective and stand-out style.
Probably one of the more popular styles available to those looking for contemporary ear piercings is the conch. Located at the center of the ear, the conch is relatively cup-shaped and right by the ear canal. It is between the helix and antihelix areas, other popular spots for piercing.
Many people will place studs in the conch area, as it faces directly outwards from the inner ear. Often adorned with bright and shiny jewelry pieces, the conch offers a direct line of sight to your other piercings so that you’re able to create a balanced look.
If you’re looking to get a larger gauge in your conch area, your piercer may prefer to use a dermal punch in order to effectively stretch the cartilage. This should only be done after the initial piercing has been healing for a while and is free from any visible damage or infection.
The helix of the ear is in the upper part of the ear cartilage, typically pierced with a piece of ring-like jewelry. The traditional hollow needle used for this piercing gives the jewelry ample room to go through the thicker cartilage of the ear.
In regards to pain, the helix area isn’t too painful to get pierced relative to other parts of the body, but can still give you a bit of trouble if you’re not used to ear piercing. Regardless, it won’t give you too much trouble or pain.
Your tragus is located directly outside of your ear canal relative to where your ear connects to the side of your head, on that thicker piece of cartilage. You can get a bit more of a variety in jewelry with the tragus, such as rings or studs, versus the primarily stud-based piercings of the helix. When worn in tandem with other piercings, the tragus really shines.
Most people have never even heard of this one, but a daith piercing is unique and very interesting looking. Comprised of the innermost fold of cartilage of the inner ear, some people swear by the healing properties of a daith piercing to stop frequent migraine headaches. You can try this for yourself, and even if it doesn’t work out, you’ll still have a pretty cool piercing to show off.
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