The multiple piercing trend has been the look du jour this summer with celebrities like Blake Lively, Victoria Beckham and Zoe Kravitz showing off their curated ears.
It’s not uncommon for women who have embraced the trend to have upwards of four or five piercings in each ear. But if you’ve only had your lobes pierced – and that was back in your early teens – the thought of heading to a piercing studio can be intimidating.
Beginning your curated ear journey doesn’t have to be scary. If you’re armed with a bit of knowledge the whole process can be plain sailing.
Choosing your piercing
With over 10 possible placement areas on your ears it can be tricky to know where to get pierced.
It’s a matter of personal taste of course but it also depends on your anatomy.
You might have your heart set on a tragus piercing – but if your tragus is too small the piercing won’t look good or it may not even be possible to pierce it.
We strongly suggest discussing placement with a reputable piercer to get their advice.
Healing time is also worth taking into consideration. Lobes, second lobe and high lobe piercings tend to take a shorter time – around 1-2 months.
Whereas a cartilage piercing like the upper helix can take up to six months. And the rook and daith can take up to a year to fully heal.
At LAURA BOND we’re fans of a high lobe piercings and upper helix piercings as starting points for your curated ear.
Our range of solid 14k earrings and huggie hoops are perfect for a range of cartilage piercings.
So what are you waiting for?