Ear jewelry refers to various types of decorative accessories designed to be worn on or in the ears. These adornments come in a wide range of styles, materials, and designs, making it easy for individuals to express their personal tastes and preferences.
Ear piercing is the practice of creating small holes in the earlobe or other parts of the ear to allow the insertion of jewelry. Ear piercing is a cultural and personal tradition that dates back thousands of years and is commonly performed today for aesthetic and fashion reasons.
Common ear piercings include the earlobe piercing (lobe piercing), helix piercing (upper ear), tragus piercing (the small, raised piece of cartilage in front of the ear canal), conch piercing (the inner cartilage), and rook piercing (the fold of cartilage at the top part of the inner ear).
- Start with Healthy Piercings
- Gather the Right Tools
- Patience is Key
- Gradual Sizing
- Listen to Your Body
- Hygiene and Aftercare
- Choosing the Right Jewelry
- Embrace Small Increments
- Stay Informed
The easiest and most comfortable piercings of them all are the earlobe piercing. It is quite natural for people to get their lobes pierced at a very young age. For instance, in India, people get their child’s ear piercing when they are just an infant. The earlobe piercing opens you up to a world of opportunities; you can wear simple studs, hoops, dangles, and even massive chandelier earrings.
A helix piercing is positioned on the upper edge of the ear. The helix pierces through the soft ear cartilage, giving you a large space for numerous piercings. Many people opt for at least 2 to 3 helix piercings on average; this is referred to as the double or triple helix. The most common type of helix piercing jewelry is a small and trendy pair of hoops. However, you can also choose curved or straight bars to adorn this wonderful piercing.
The Daith piercing has become a growingly popular type of ear piercing. This piercing looks beautiful while nestled right within your ear. The most common type of jewelry for this ear piercing is a tiny hoop as it fits perfectly along the inner curve of the ear. Moreover, another great jewelry option for this ear piercing is horseshoe hoops.
The tragus piercing is position on the outcrop of your cartilage above your ear canal. Due to the small size of the tragus, there is often a place for only a single piercing. However, if you have a larger tragus, you can opt for numerous piercings. The perfect earrings for the tragus piercing are studs and hoops. They can make your ear piercing look even more stunning! Moreover, due to the location of the tragus, you can opt for the fanciest ear jewelry to show off.
An industrial barbell is the preferred jewelry option for industrial piercings if your goal is to keep it fresh, simple and ‘traditional.’ Traditional because this is the Defacto or in simpler terms, standard body jewelry option for industrial piercings. But don’t let that tag of being ‘standard’ sway you away easily – when it comes to the looks department there’s nothing traditional about an industrial barbell. Complete with eye-catching accessories, an industrial barbell can be the perfect style complement for even the highest-flying fashionista.
After captive rings, straight barbells lay the claim of being the most popular body jewelry piece in the world of piercings and body artistry. And rightly so. Like industrial barbells they look incredibly simple and yet wholesomely sophisticated, making them the perfect fit for anyone who wants something ‘that works.’
Labrets, as is easy to imply from the name (lip –labrum –labret), are typically worn on the lips. However, in the context of being multipurpose piercing jewelry pieces they make an excellent fit with industrial piercings. You just need to know how to wear them. Labrets for industrial piercings can be worn either singly – as a single labret in only one of the industrial piercing apertures, or as a double salvo – two labrets, one for each industrial piercing aperture. Regardless of which style configuration you choose the golden rule for keeping it fabulous is – keep it simple. Limit your choices to the more subtle labret studs. Avoid anything too over the top, and you should be fine, literally.
Captive Bead Rings
By now you’re probably asking yourself – so what jewelry style option should I opt for if I’m planning on going all out, you know when I need to showcase all the edginess without any restraint. Well, we’ve got you covered, say hello to captive bead rings.
Ear piercing and jewelry are versatile forms of self-expression and fashion, allowing individuals to showcase their unique style and personality through a wide array of beautiful accessories and creative piercing choices.