Piercings have been very popular for many centuries the way that they have even turned into a real art branch. People have been piercing different parts of their bodies, yet ear piercing has always been the most popular one among them. In their turn, ear piercings can be classified into different categories and they all carry a certain meaning, actually. Ear piercings have gained extra popularity thanks to world-famous celebrities, who always try to show the most unique ways of wearing ear piercings. We suggest checking out these 80 ideas on how to wear ear piercings, as well as to discover the basic types of ear piercings for you!
The most popular type of ear piercing is definitely the one called helix, which represents wearing piercings in the upper ear, towards the rim. This gives the wearer the opportunity to wear as many piercings on one ear, as he or she desires. On the other hand, lobe piercing is the most common style, when someone wears an earring on the lobe, at the bottom of the ear.
Another popular piercing style is anti helix or snug piercing, when the ear piercing is attached to the cartilage inside the ear rim. This style can be actually combined with lobe or normal helix piercing too. Daith piercing is quite like the anti helix one, since it appears in the same place, only just a bit above the ear canal opening.
One of the most painful and complicated ear piercing styles is rook piercing, when one wears the piercing in the folding cartilage of the ear, separating the inner and outer conch.
The next ear piercing style is called tragus piercing. The name already speaks for itself, since you wear the piercing in the tragus of your ear, that is the thick part located at the opening of the ear. You can also wear the piercing on the opposite side of the tragus of the ear, which is already known as anti tragus piercing.
One of the most popular ear piercing styles of the recent years is conch piercing. The style represents wearing the piercings either on the inner or outer cartilage of the ear.
Known as industrial piercing or Scaffold piercing, the nest style of ear piercing is quite eye-catching, since it requires wearing one big ear accessory, punching the helix and the ear cartilage at the same time.
Earlobe gauging or lobe stretching is definitely not for the faint-hearted! The style requires wearing bigger ear piercings, as big as your entire ear sometimes!
Knowing all the styles of ear piercings, you might need inspiration on how to wear ear piercings in a stylish way! Below, we have gathered 80 cool ear piercing styles for your to get inspired!