One of the top piercings right now is an ear piercing. We are not talking about the standard lobe piercing, but the unique and irregular piercings or multiple piercings in the ear. The locations selected in the ear can vary and the locations you choose to complement each other can also vary depending on the look you desire.
Although the ear piercing locations are fairly standard, there are ways to spice it up with extra holes, connecting pieces, or exotic jewelry. One new trend is the double piercing, in any location you may choose. The earlobe is the popular location where two holes are pierced less than half an inch from one another. Then a connecting piece of jewelry is used to showcase this piercing in a unique way.
There are fairly popular multiple piercings that are trending. There is the tragus with double earlobe, the tragus with triple earlobe, and even the tragus with the quadruple earlobe piercing combo. Some will also select the dainty middle cartilage piercing with two studs or a helix piercing. The single helix can be used to decorate the outer cartilage of the ear. Some may combine the helix double piercing with a double earlobe piercing. The helix and forward helix are also a great combination. The tragus and forward helix are also a popular combination. The double and triple helix are also amazing looks that are truly unique and stylish. The arrow industrial is also a great look for the ear. The snug with an earlobe piercing can show a unique style as well.
Healing time for ear piercings can vary depending on their location. Here is a list of locations and healing times.
Earlobe - This is one of the quick healing piercings with a 3-9 week healing time.
Tragus / Anti-tragus - This piercing takes much longer to heal due to the cartilage and location, which puts it at 4-8 months.
Helix / Rook / Daith - These piercings are also in a cartilage region and will take 6-10 months to heal properly.
Snug / Industrial / Conch / Orbital - These piercings take the longest to heal because they are on the outer rim cartilage of the ear.
So, what are the costs associated with these types of piercings? Most single piercings run about $20-40; however, when you obtain a double piercing the costs can drop to about $50 on average. So, if you are thinking about a double piercing, you should do it all at once and not in separate sessions that will end up costing you more. So, plan out your piercing adventure in stages so you will know how to do so in an affordable manner.
Ear piercings are an exciting look to consider. The fact that there are so many options and combinations out there is what keeps the experience unique to the wearer. Think about the look you desire and then consider the jewelry that will help you achieve this look. Ear piercings can be a statement all on their own without the need for piercings in any other area on the body.