Surely you’ve noticed lately in your social media feed beautiful multiple ear piercing photos! Celebrities such as Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Cara Delavigne Blake Lively, Zoe Kravitz, Victoria Beckham, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Moss to mention few appear as great examples of this trend!
I’m in love with this new trend of having multiple ear piercings! Yes, ladies I’m talking about layering, arranging, and stacking your earrings in totally different and unique ways. The thing that I love the most is having a lot of options to choose from studs, drops, clusters, cuffs, to crawlers and hoops. Moreover, it also has so many different designs, colours, gems, and materials. These earrings are so trendy and cute and it will suit your ears beautifully!
There is a term for this multiple piercing that is called “Curated ear” which means multiple piercings on the ear that are artfully created and arranged with different types of jewellery. Curated ear is combined and placed altogether by the piercer in order to aesthetically adorn or decorate the ear, based on people’s asymmetric features. As a result, the curated ear reinforces people’s beauty through layering jewellery on the ear.
“While the look had grown with trendy 20-somethings, women in their late 30s and 40s dominating it. Sporting sophisticated curations comprising two or more piercings placed anywhere from the lobe to the helix , the ‘midlife and multi-pierced’ are on the rise.
‘Mid 30s to 40s is a key demographic and represents about 50 per cent of our clientele,’ says Maria Tash, founder of the luxury piercing studio which helped the multi piercing trend take off, and who counts Gwyneth Paltrow, 47, and Uma Thurman, 49, among her celebrity fans.” (source: You Magazine)
In other words multiple ear piercings have no age limit for people who want to be trendy and fashionable. Further, you can use your ear as a canvas for expressing your own creativity and style!
Ear Piercing Ideas
The popular ear piercings are: lobes, outer helix (upper cartilage of the ear), tragus (part immediately in front of the ear canal), conch and high conch (inner part of the ear), and forward helix (cartilage above the ear canal) and daith (a hoop of skin in the inner ear).
When in doubt you can use an online tool by Otiumberg, that helps you to have a view of your desired look before you pierce your ear for real.
There is a lot of combinations that you can make when you’re putting together an earring mix and your overall fashion statement. Consider spacing and diversity of the design as one example. Further, if you have several ear piercings, opt for delicate pieces and if you only have a single piercing, go for an ear crawler.
Speaking of delicate, when I got my last four piercings, I would shriek every time people hugged me or when I used the phone. It has been a torment sometimes including sleeping, because I’m a side sleeper and had to learn to sleep on my back, but don’t worry it will pass. Remember they look gorgeous and it’s worth all the inconvenient time!
Recently, I went to Mejuri piercing studio where you can receive a complimentary lobe piercing with the purchase of a 14k gold stud. They hold this event one weekend per month. It seems ear piercings have become more socially acceptable – they’re a bit rebellious, but not too much!
Keep in mind that everyone’s anatomy is different, so even though a conch or helix hoop might look good on your friend, it might not work with your ear shape. That’s why it’s important to go to an experienced piercer who can guide you — do your research first. For instance, check the piercer’s portfolio and, if you don’t see aesthetic in their work, it may not be a fit!
In piercing aftercare everyone’s healing process is different so make sure to follow rules of aftercare from your piercer. This may include a sea salt soak two times per day, keeping your piercings clean; not touching it and not tightening your jewelry, etc.
It’s also best not to have more than three piercings done at a time in order for the body to recover and the piercings to heal effectively. Pay attention to your piercings and if any get infected or your earlobe is swollen, please go to see your doctor; better safe than sorry.
Sometimes people have allergies or may be sensitive to certain metals. To this, try to only pierce with completely nickel-free earrings. More, some studios pierce with titanium based products similar to that used in surgical procedures which has low nickel content.
Furthermore, never get pierced with silver because it oxidizes and increases the risk of infection and allergic reactions. If you’ve ever reacted to jewellery or watches, please get assessed before piercing.
Trendy Earrings Brands
Jewellery is so much nicer than it used to be! It has become fine and charming. Earrings are within the fastest-growing categories of jewellery and consumers prefer mismatched earrings for multiple piercings. More, there is a trend for asymmetric piercings such as three in one ear or five in the other; personalized is now the key. More, you can play with many different options with your inspiration and create something that represents your identity.
Below are ideas to inspire you to book your next ear piercing appointment. These brands show beautiful designs for your ear piercings.
The Silver Collective
Ale y Ole
Seol + Gold
Astrid and Miyu
Edge of Ember
Jewelry brands are creating tiny studs in all shapes and sizes specifically made for building your very own earring stack. Picking the right jewellery for your piercings is just as important as the piercer. As a suggestion, try to pick jewellery pieces that complement each other. That doesn’t mean they all need to be the same material or style —You can mix gemstones; just make sure the colours work together. Also, you can use a combination of tiny studs and delicate hoops: diamond stud earrings are popular. For several piercings, try delicate chains, bars and hoops!