Not sure where to start when styling your stack? Let us talk you through the basics…

How do I plan my piercings? And which piercing is best to start with after lobes?

The first thing to do is have a good look at your ears and assess what space and current piercings you have.

Next, think about your style, and whether you want to wear yellow or white gold or both!

The next step is to go to a reputable piercer and ask them whether the piercings you want will work with your ear anatomy. Let them know what future piercings you're planning so that they can pierce with that in mind.

If you've only got your lobes pierced then starting with a second or third lobe can be a good way to ease into the trend. Flat piercings and tragus piercings are also very cute and can take less time to heal than the helix or conch.

A stacked lobe is also a real winner - it has a short healing time and looks really elegant.

Healing times can vary but expect to wait at least 3-6 months for cartilage (many piercings can take longer) and slightly less for lobes - you can check out our piercing diagram below.

Piercing names

Not sure of your rook from your conch? It can be tricky to remember the names of ear piercings and where they are on the ear.

Click on the dots to learn more and find jewellery suitable for that piercing.

It’s worth bearing in mind that any cartilage piercing is a commitment and will take at least 3-6 months to heal, and many can take longer.

We believe it’s always worth it!

Not sure of your rook from your conch? It can be tricky to remember the names of ear piercings and where they are on the ear.

Click on the dots to learn more and find jewellery suitable for that piercing.

It’s worth bearing in mind that any cartilage piercing is a commitment and will take at least 3-6 months to heal, and many can take longer.

We believe it’s always worth it!

Do my curated ears have to match?

Our favourite thing about designing the stack of your dreams is that there are no rules, you’re free to express yourself in whatever way suits your personal style best.

Traditionally people aimed for symmetry, mirroring the same piercings on each ear.

If that’s your bag then go for it, but we love the opportunity to create different looks with jewellery and piercing placements.

It’s all about balancing the ears with complementing styles and piercing - your ears should be sisters, not twins.

We like to style our ears with themes in mind - classic, botanical, celestial or boho. Coordinating earrings really helps turn multiple different piercings into one curated look.

And remember, the ‘perfect’ ear stack is as unique as you.

If you're still unsure where to start then one of the easiest ways to plan new piercings is to use our styling service - either by yourself on our Instagram or by getting in touch with us at help@laurabond.co.uk.

What earrings should I wear in my stack?

Solid gold is the best choice for your piercings. It’s waterproof, fade proof and will never lose its lustre. It’s also hypoallergenic which means it’s suitable for initial piercings.

Our stunning collection of fine body jewellery is designed especially for cartilage piercings. Below are the basic building blocks of a Laura Bond Ear Party.

We love mixing our dainty and plain studs and hoops with more statement pieces in the daith, conch and flat. But this is your look, make it your own, there are no rules.

Sparkly huggies and hoops are a Laura Bond staple

Add dainty charms for drama and movement

Balance with daintier studs

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