Celebrity-Approved! Cartilage Piercings Have Gone Hollywood

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Move over septum and navel piercings, there’s a new piercing craze taking celebrities by storm, and this time it’s cartilage piercings. Some cartilage piercings have even made it on the silver screen, such as when Zoe Kravitz kept her daith piercing for her role as Catwoman in the latest Batman flick.

We commonly turn to celebrities for style and trend inspiration, as they often set them in the first place. For example, back in 2021, both Billie Eilish and Hayley Bieber showed their navel piercings via Instagram photos, and soon everyone was rushing out to get their belly buttons pierced.

So, what type of cartilage piercings have celebrities approved? Keep reading on to find out.

Daith Piercings

While Zoe Kravitz may have brought her daith piercing to the silver screen, other celebrities have certainly helped the growing interest in this cartilage piercing. Other stars who have or had their daith pierced include Bella Thorne and Kylie Jenner.

A daith piercing can be a centerpiece of any ear, as the jewelry goes through the ridge of cartilage above the opening to the ear canal.

In addition to its Hollywood debut, the daith piercing has become popular because it is rumored to alleviate migraines. According to acupuncturists, there is a pressure point around the area where the daith is pierced that may help with migraine frequency and pain. However, there’s absolutely no guarantee that your piercer will be able to pierce through that exact pressure point. So, while you may not get the migraine relief you were hoping for from the piercing, it still is a beautiful way to decorate your ear.

Daith Cartilage Piercing

Conch Piercings

While Zoe Kravitz may have made daith piercings trend again, let’s not forget about some of the other piercings she has. One of these is the conch piercing, and she’s been known to wear both a stud and a cuff in it.

There are two types of conch piercings: inner and outer. An inner conch piercing typically involves a stud going through the center of the deepest part of your ear. An outer conch piercing is located closer to the outer rim of your ear, allowing for more ring-type jewelry to be worn. Other celebrities with conch piercings include Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna.

Conch Cartilage Piercing

Tragus Piercings

Many celebrities opt for this piercing because it’s easy to hide and can be kept simple. A tragus piercing goes through the tiny triangle of cartilage above the opening to the ear canal.

Many celebrities have been spotted with tragus piercings, including Lucy Hale, Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Moretz, Willow Smith, and Kehlani.

You’ll notice that each celebrity has a different style of tragus jewelry in their piercing. Some opt for beautiful gemmed pieces, while others go for simple gold hoops.

Tragus Cartilage Piercings

Helix Piercings

From Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards to Lilly Allen; Cardi B to Queen B herself, Beyoncé; and Normani to Bella Hadid, helix piercings have become quite popular amongst celebrities.

Helix piercings are ear cartilage piercings that go through the outer rim of cartilage along the ear. You can even have multiple, or stacked, helix piercings.

One of the reasons this type of cartilage piercing may be so popular with celebrities is how much customization is available for them. For example, Kylie Jenner got studs that spelled out her name along her ear. Beyoncé, on the other hand, makes sure that all her ear cartilage jewelry matches. You can frequently see pictures of her wearing gold jewelry or diamond-coated hoops in her helix.

Helix Piercing

The Main Point

Whether you’re really into sporting a ton of cartilage piercings, like FKA Twigs, or you want something less flashy, there are a ton of celebrity styles to inspire you. Some of the greatest things about cartilage piercings are how versatile they are and how you can make them fit in with your unique style.

Be sure to browse through all of our options for cartilage piercing jewelry, and let us know what celebrity piercing has inspired you lately.

Written by Jackie Rachel

Jackie Rachel

Jackie Rachel is a poet and Content Account Manager. She has been getting pierced for over 16 years, while taking the time to learn proper aftercare techniques from the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) members. Always enamored by the jewelry options that exist for body modifications, she one day hopes to assist clientele with picking out jewelry and styling ears.