Refreshing your style from time to time doesn’t just look great, it feels good too. Getting a new hairdo, investing in some new wardrobe pieces and experimenting with makeup are good ways to reinvent your look. But, if you are looking for something a bit more permanent and edgy, piercings are the way to go.
If you have been itching to get a new piercing, you’ve come to the right place. We have all the trends and looks that are all the rage right now. Ear piercings have taken over this year, and here are the top options you have for a cool new style.
Piercing Trends for 2018
The snug piercing passes from the medial to the lateral surface of the ear. It is one of the most distinctive piercings, located above the anti-tragus on the inner portion of the ear’s outer rim. This piercing is a huge trend all over the world with small but distinct studs being the popular choice for jewellery.
Upper Lobe Piercing
The upper lobe piercing is ideal for those who prefer minimalist styles. Easy to get, this piercing doesn’t hurt all that much and it looks stylish whether adorned with a ring-shaped earring or a stud. It’s a great way to mix and match styles with a regular earlobe piercing. Wear differently sized hoops or danglers and studs together for a unique appearance.
2018 seems to be the year of stacked piercings. On social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram, you’ll see fashion bloggers flaunting the look. The look is popular on runways and among celebrities. Usually located on the earlobes, stacked piercings consist of many piercings together. It’s a good solution for those who have had their earlobe piercings not centred and on the high or low side – an added modification can balance the aesthetic. Those with large earlobes are the perfect people to try this trend.
More is more when it comes to ear piercings this season. Body piercers are seeing an increase in the demand for multiple piercing for an edgy yet spangly look. They call this constellation piercings, it is a combination of three types of piercings. The most common combination is Daith, Conch and Helix. The combination of many piercings is a striking look and can be personalised with a mix of colours and earring styles.
Daith piercing is usually done on the innermost cartage fold in the year and it passes through the crux of the helix. For many years, daith piercings were not in vogue and this was primarily because it is painful to get one done. But, because of its distinctive look, it’s gained popularity. People also get it done as it is believed to reduce migraines and headaches. A small hoop earring over the daith piercing a fabulous fashion statement.
The targus is the harder section of the ear at the edge of the face, it is located near the ear canal. It is a rather unique piercing and has recently gained popularity. Wearing a labret stud earring is the perfect option for those with tragus piercings.
This piercing is powerful looking and was immensely popular in the 90s and 2000s. Well, it’s back in style and offers an edgy look over the regular cartilage piercings. This piercing needs two holes in the ear cartilage to accommodate a barbell that runs through the top portion of the ear.
While there are plenty of other body and ear piercings out there, these are the ones that are most popular and in vogue.
While an actual piercing takes no more than a few moments, keep in mind that the aftercare for piercings can take months and even years. It’s important to clean your piercing regularly, take care not to bump or cause any trauma to the area and watch out for infections. In case you feel your piercing is infected, return to your piercer for instructions on how to care for it. For bad infections with a lot of pain, soreness and fever, immediately go to a doctor for inspection.