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10 Different Types Of Ear Piercings In Fashion

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Have you ever wanted to look like your favorite Hollywood celebrity with unique body piercings? Have you ever thought of piercing your ears in a different way to stand out from the crowd? I’m sure you have. Well, everybody loves piercings and it’s such a cool thing to do. But, piercings aren’t just limited to style statements; they are one of the most significant parts of our culture and tradition. However, getting your ear pierced is so common these days. It is an increasingly common sight in the streets. Lots of women as well as men across the globe adorn various kinds of ear piercings. It is often done for aesthetics, religious belief and also to display group affiliation among other various reasons. Everybody does that, but I know you want to do it differently. So don’t worry, here I’m going to present you some of the amazing and cool ways to pierce your ears. But before that, you need to know what ear piercing really is and how you can prevent the infections that come with it.

After getting your ears pierced, it is very important to take care of them so that your ears don’t get infected. Here are the 3 basic tips can help you take care of your newly pierced ears:

  • Do not let other substances like shampoo, conditioner touch your ears
  • Clean ears at least thrice a day
  • Do not remove the starter earring until piercings have fully healed.

Ear piercing precisely is a form of body alteration that includes puncturing a part of an ear that in turn creates an opening in the ear in which one can wear jewelries. This has been in practice all over the world since ancient times. There are considerable amount of written as well as archaeological evidences of this practice. Even the oldest mummified body discovered to date had an ear piercing of about 7-11 mm diameter. There are truly innumerable ways to pierce your ears. If you want to know more, get along with our top 10 list of ear piercing types below.

10. Auricle piercing:

Auricle piercing involves the puncturing of the outer rim of the ear about half way down.

auricle-piercing

auricle-piercing


9. Daith piercing:

Daith piercing is a form of ear piercing that passes through the ear’s innermost cartilage fold that is just above the opening of the ear canal.

Daith-piercing

Daith-piercing


8. Antitragus piercing:

Antitragus piercing is done on the part of the ear opposite to the tragus. It’s a very rare form of piercing and a painful one as well.

antitragus-piercing

antitragus-piercing


7. Tragus Piercing:

Done at the outer fleshy part of ear canal, this type of piercing is relatively rare and one can get irritated while wearing any form of jewelry in the piercing hence made.

Tragus-Piercing

Tragus-Piercing


6. Snug piercing:

Snug piercing, a shallow form of piercing, is done at the inner cartilage of the ear. It is also known as Anti-Helix piercing.

Snug-piercing

Snug-piercing


5. Industrial piercing:

Industrial piercing, also called as scaffold piercing, is a type of piercing in which two punctures are done on the cartilages in the upper part of ear opposite to each other. The two punctured holes are connected with a single straight piece of jewelry.

Industrial-piercing

Industrial-piercing


4. Inner conch piercing:

Inner conch piercing is a stylish ear piercing done exactly at the center of ear’s cartilage. This piercing must be conducted by a highly trained professional as these are done by using thick needles.

Inner-conch-piercing

Inner-conch-piercing


3. Helix Piercing:

In helix piercing, the helix or upper ear cartilage is punctured for the purpose of inserting a piece of jewelry. A lot of people in the west sport this stylish form of ear piercing.

Helix-Piercing

Helix-Piercing


2. Rook Piercing :

Rook Piercing, often the most painful of all piercings, is done at the folded inner rim where the inner and outer conch are separated.

Rook-Piercing

Rook-Piercing


1. Ear lobe piercing:

Ear lobe is the softest and the largest part in ear which makes it one of the easiest place on the body to pierce. It is the most common piercing as getting pierced in ear lobe is much less painful as compared to other piercings.

ear-lobe-piercing

ear-lobe-piercing

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