If you’ve been active on social media, you’ve likely come across some unique piercings that people have done, because, let’s face it: ear piercings are and will always be in trend! Whether you prefer more minimalist styles or want to go all in with some stacked hoops, you can’t go wrong with ear piercing designs. Here are some earring trends to try in 2022 that will bring out the bad b*tch in you!
These piercings resemble a snake bite, as the name implies. You’ve probably heard of or seen the snakebite lip piercing, which consists of two piercings spaced out at each outer corner of your lower lip. But for this, it’s where two holes are close together on the mid-outer ear’s cartilage. You can either get some gold or silver studs for this, or take it up a notch with some sparkly ones.
These piercings are placed in the middle area located between your ear canal and cartilage where it’s flat. However, depending on your ear shape and size, the placement can be different. Lisa Bubbers, co-founder of piercing studio Studs, told Allure that a trio of flat helix piercings will be popular in the new year.
Three Lobe Piercings
Speaking of trio piercings, having three earrings in a row will be all the rage in 2022! We’ve all seen the fully stacked ears, where the entire earlobe is pierced, but you can also make a statement by stacking three piercings. You can go for connected chain studs or simply stack some hoops together to look FIERCE AF!
Like the name suggests, these piercings are basically tiny delicate earrings placed on different parts of your ears to create a constellation design, like the stars in the night sky. Since everyone has differently-shaped ears, the design can vary for each person. The possibilities are endless, so shoot for the stars!
These are cartilage piercings that go through the small, curved area above your earlobe and hang directly across the tragus, over the ear canal. For this, you can make a statement with the earrings while keeping the rest of your ear piercings simple. Though due to the location of the piercing, the healing time may be longer compared to other ear piercings, so it’s not for everyone!
For the girlies who don’t have piercings, definitely go for some ear cuffs! These are perfect for those who want the look of a badass piercing but don’t want the commitment of puncturing a hole in the ear. They come in all shapes and designs, and you can design your ear however you like!
Industrial piercings are basically “a straight barbell connecting one cartilage piercing to another on the upper ear,” according to Byrdie. Though the healing process is WAY longer than other piercings, and they require a lot of aftercare, these industrial bars are definitely an intriguing statement piece that many would wanna get in 2022!
Another type of cartilage piercing, daith piercings are a daring option for people looking for piercings in unusual places. It’s basically a hoop that hugs the cartilage on the inside of your ear. Like some of the other piercings on this list, they require a longer time to heal, but its simplistic yet sophisticated look might just be worth all the pain. Plus, it’s been rumored that it cures migraines!
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