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I have two sets of lobe piercings and I've wanted more for the longest time but I just can't commit lol. I've been thinking about getting a third set of lobe piercings and a helix and/or tragus.
Does anyone have any experience with a tragus piercing? I mentioned wanting to get one to a friend recently and she said they're really uncomfortable when you have earbuds in. That true?
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yeah, anything more than a single lobe piercing I automatically see as daring and associate it with an extrovert. don't know why.
a tragus would probably be the most extroverted
Yes thank you! She was like if it's not in the cartilage it's not daring or rebellious. I guess she saw it as normal because her mother has two lobe-piercings too. It was a weird convo because I'm usually much more extraverted than her lmao
I think she got them at Claire's or something.
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do you typically keep the same amount of piercings on each ear? I just have the standard lobe piercing on each year but I'm wondering if I should get a second lobe piercing on both ears. I also want a helix but that should probably be on one ear only. Left or right?
Also considering the stud in the middle of the ear like pic related. Or tragus but I go between thinking it's pretty and trashy
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Anon no… two earlobepiercings is just as normal and safe as one earlobepiercing. They're the piercing classics. Almost every girl and woman I know has one or two piercings in the earlobe.
Anything "beyond" two earlobepiercings and I'd kinda get where you would be coming from, but multiple piercings like pic related with dainty gold jewelry has been very trendy for a couple of years now, so even that is hardly daring or unconventional anymore.
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I'm obsessed with her, she's so pretty
I didn't say it wasn't safe or pretty (it's both) but I've mostly seen one earlobe piercings only. You say beyond two would be understandable, but I honestly don't see more than two as very different than two. One is the traditional one, so anything more is automatically more """daring""" imo.
Maybe I am just too old fashioned mao. I got my earlobes pierced as a baby so it wasn't really linked to fashion, guess I don't keep up with the trends enough.
Lol I agree with you. I got my ears pierced when I was 15 bc I didn’t want piercings for some reason before that (my dumbass excuse was “what if I’m running and it gets caught in a bush”)
Do anything more is more daring for me
Anon you said you thought two earlobepiercings is daring which makes it not-safe by default lol. And I never said anything about pretty.
This might be a cultural difference then but where I'm from both 1 and 2 earlobepiercings are traditional and classic, anything beyond 2 (especially in the upper half of the ear) is not traditional.>>149165
Sterling silver jewelry? It's affordable, easy to get and will last a long time. Or medical grade stainless steel, but I don't know if stainless steel jewelry remains beautiful as long.
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I have a tragus, I'm still in the healing phase and I'm starting to wear headphones again. I have a labret stud inside, so as long as the jewelry inside has a flat back and is sized properly, it shouldn't be uncomfortable.
Pic rel is the type of jewelry I have in my tragus rn (not my pic). As long as the flat end sits flushed with your skin, the earphones won't tug on it. I think that with a barbell or a hoop it might be a lot more uncomfortable, but I can't say.>>149165
Piercings are done with implant grade titanium, which is supposed to be hypoallergennic, have you tried looking into jewelry made out that?
Used to have my ears like pic, but 7 in each ear. As much as I loved them I one day just got very fed up with the fact that they'd snag on things. I'd be towel drying my hair and they'd snag on the towel. Spent years adding to the piercings, healing them and collecting cute jewelery and I just took them all out that day and never put an earring in again.
I've never been quite so impulsive in giving up something but that was it, I abandoned 14 ear piercings and a couple of facial piercings all at once.
I went to a good shop for all my percings and took their advice on what to wear but out of about 20 different piercings it was the single one that consistantly gave me trouble til I gave it up.
I remember knowing people with scaffold (or industrial) piercings and they were very temperamental
Do you think you just have a good ear shape for sleeping on piercings? Especially seeing as you've 5 that are doing fine. I can imagine never sleeping well again if I got mine back lol
I actually have…14 ear piercings in total including my 5 helix ones. I have both a normal industrial and a vertical industrial on the other ear which was a bitch to heal and i did not sleep well during that.
I tend to sleep more on my temple rather than my ear and the jewelry lies flat against my ear. If you have hoops in the cartilage you kind of have to move them into the right position for sleeping. Huge pain in the ass but it's worth it imo
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I like daith piercings (the center ring one in this picture). When you look at someone straight on you can’t see them, but when you catch a glimpse from the side they are just this pretty sparkle that catches the light.
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I love perfectly coordinated earpiercings so much
I don't know if it makes you look younger but I feel like it makes any look you have seem more polished and like you put more effort in it, just as any jewelry. I've been delaying the idea of getting more piercing in my ears for few years too, finally did it and I just feel so much cooler now, and it gives me more motivation to accesorize.
Overall for me it's kinda the opposite to what your mom thinks, maybe the look is not doing anything to the age but it makes me feel more mature and put together.
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yeah my thoughts too… What piercing did you get? This convinced me, I'm doing it for my birthday.
Nice! You won't regret it for sure.
I have two lobe piercings and a helix in my right ear and one basic lobe in left, planning to add at least one more lobe on each side soon.
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My ears are stretched to 5/8” or 16mm & ever since hitting size 0 I’ve strictly worn tear shaped plugs. The wood & stone varieties are gorgeous, I love the way they make my lobes look & don’t want to go back to circle shaped plugs for a while now!
Ear cuffs are cute but I always lost mine after a few days. I wouldn't be able to commit to a piercing there though.
Anyone else think they look weird with earrings? I got mine pierced when I was 8 and wore them constantly as a kid. A few times as a teen and very rarely now. I tried wearing them for a wedding a while back but I thought I looked odd. I don't know how to explain it I feel like they aged me or something. I use to have tunnels only 1cm and I liked them, it looked cleaner the jewellery being inside the skin if that makes sense.
No, I've tried them before comitting and I kept losing them. I also think there's just something faux pas about fake piercings.>>150050
Maybe you were wearing earrings that didn't fit your faceshape/bonestructure? I used to wear very clean, classic studs until I realised they look off on me.
>>150054>I kept losing them
>I also think there's just something faux pas about fake piercings.
Also true. They're good for wearing for a bit to see if you'd like a piercing there. I also don't want to pierce my conch as it's so easy to just put a cuff there. >>150050
You mean just the normal lobe piercings? I agree it might just be the type of earrings.
Classic studs like >>150054
don't look the best on me. I need small hoops or something a bit more. My face and ears are small and cUtE so I either need to go completely no earrings or style up a lot.
Also maybe it's your ear shape. My friend has big ear lobes and has two studs side by side.
Yeah I'll probably do it soon.
>masks are never gonna be over
depressing shit :(
>>150124>Will I be ridiculed or pressured at a tattoo/piercing shop?
Of course not. At "places where preteens go" they use piercing guns and any good professional piercer would much rather see you go to their shop where they pierce properly and safely. You're absolutely not going to be ridiculed for getting your earlobes pierced at a good piercing shop aka the smart choice instead of claire's or something.>>150098
Let us know how it goes! What jewelry are you going to wear in it when it's healed?
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I never wanted a scaffold piercing until I saw this, it looks so fucking cool. Also does anyone recognize the brand(s) these piercings are from?
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This will probably get hate but if you just want a super tiny gauge you could always do it yourself. They used to sell these little self-piercing kits at Sally's, they were white and in the shape of a box that basically functioned like a hole punch, haha. I did a few of these in my teens without issue, they healed up fine and I eventually gauged them up to 16g. Everything else I have was done by professionals working out of a tattoo shop.
I haven't gotten any in years but I used to be a little addicted to cute new piercings! Just to catalog my setup for fun:
Left ear (from bottom to top)
- 5/8" stretched (usually wear silicone tunnels)
- 3x regular holes (16g single spiral/corkscrew jewelry runs through all 3)
- top cartilage (16g little hoop)
Right ear (bottom to top)
- 5/8" stretched (usually silicone tunnels)
- 2x regular holes (16g single spiral/corkscrew jewelry runs through both)
- 2g stretched (silicone tunnel, will sometimes put 16g hoop through it too)
- tragus (16g little hoop)
- rook (16g curved barbell)
- snake bites (16g holes still visible even though I haven't worn jewelry there since 2015-ish)
- eyebrow (some story as above)
- scrumper/smiley (my all time favorite piercing - 16g little hoop only visible when I smile big!)
Pic isn't mine but example of corkscrew jewelry mentioned above which I love to bits.
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sorry if this is blog but i haven't ever had the money to spend on extraneous beauty things like piercings until very recently (i'm in my 20s lol). i just got 3 lobe piercings in february - 2 in left ear, 1 in the right - & i love them! i think i might continue to pierce the cartilage in my left ear (i have rather small ears so the piercer said no more lobe piercings) until i have a full stack on one side. this is what i currently wear daily, anyone have any suggestions on what to add?
Stop telling people to pierce themselves. Piercing guns are dangerous in the wrong hands and do nothing but apply blunt force trauma to soft skin/brittle cartilage, which can cause undue excess damage to it. They can shatter cartilage in an instant. As an ex-piercer, the amount of times I had to direct people to A&E due to self piercing and self piercing with guns was unreal. Embedded jewellery, wonky positioning, masses of scarring from the blunt trauma of the gun, infections, haematomas - the lot. Just don't do it. Go to someone who knows what they're doing and save yourself a world of hurt.
However, I don't disagree with self-stretching on the premise that the person doing it fully understands what the process is and doesn't give themselves blow out, but going from a standard piercing post which is 18g/1mm to 16g/1.2mm is barely even a stretch. If you're going to stretch, use the appropriate sized taper, lube and preferably glass or titanium jewellery to wear in it after the stretch. Don't wear wood or any natural materials as it can contain and hold bacteria, and silicone can adhere to the skin and cause tearing if you try to remove it.
Just please remember that if you do decide to self pierce/stretch, any fuck ups are on you, and as much as piercers like helping people in need of piercing fuck ups and making sure people are safe, there is a bounty of information out there now regarding how to get one safely etc without ruining your body. So while I'm not giving you hate, anon, just remember that it's people like me who had to deal with inconsolable teens, some in hysterics, while I had to help dress severe hypertrophic scarring, use surgical tools to remove embedded/rusting jewellery from someone in a lot of pain and all that kind of stuff. It is pretty rough to see. What I will say is this, if you're going to pierce yourself, the results are on your shoulders and your shoulders alone. Make yourself aware of the risks of using guns - if you're going to do it, get single use, surgical grade piercing needles. Be smart about it and don't act surprised if something goes wrong. p.s anon your ear projects sound cool, can we see?
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Can I get suggestions on a piercing for the upper part of my ear? Pic is my ear currently. Can’t get an industrial bc my outer rim of my ear isn’t detached around the helix area (yeah it’s deformed ik).
my outer rim looks a lot like yours and i got an industrial just fine. i think it would work, i dont see how it wouldn't?
if you want something else though, a double helix would look cute.
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Thanks for the response anon. How does your industrial look? A lot of piercers are very picky about the ears that they'll do it on because the industrial piercing has a high rejection rate iirc. Piercers that I've talked to wouldn't even do an industrial on my other ear which doesn't have an outer rim deformity. Idk if you can tell that well but around this part (where I've circled) the outer rim is shut (or like…'glued' for lack of a better term) to the rest of my ear. For that reason I was thinking of doing a floating industrial (industrial where the helix piercing is a flat instead). But then again it's fine if it's not an industrial or faux industrial–I just want something that would look good with the current piercings I have and also look good w my ear anatomy (since it's a bit weird).
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How close together can you get cartilage piercings? Is it less a matter of distance vs how long you wait for them to heal (i.e. getting one, waiting a year, then getting the next)?
The top curve of my ears is pretty different on each side and I eventually want some small hoops to fill the ‘gap’ area on my right ear. Do any anons have experience doing something similar? Getting them both at once would be convenient, but I’m not really in a hurry to finish a set up I’m going to be wearing for decades to come either.
Picrel, I traced my ears/current jewelry to show what I meant better
You can technically get them both done at the same time if your piercer is okay with it but honestly I would wait the 10-12 week healing period. When they're close together it's hard to distinguish which one is giving you pain (if any) and your body has to heal them both at once. Plus you get to see how one looks healed before deciding the placement of your second.
I'd start with getting studs rather than hoops too, they heal quicker in my experience and the piercing hole looks neater and avoids the little lump you can get with the hoop's friction.
Thank you for the suggestions anon, this is amazing and I appreciate you sm!>>160700
With my luck it would just reject haha. I'm jealous of people with industrials–I'm sure yours looks awesome. Thanks for the advice, I think I'm not gonna push it and I'm gonna go for something safer like the other anon said.
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What's the name of this piercing? I swear it doesn't exist in real life, I've only seen it in drawings on alt characters.
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I just searched “ear cuff earring big”
The whole thing isn’t a piercing, in fact I don’t think this type usually pierces the ear at all. It’s a flexible metal that clamps around. Mercejewelry is the source of this image and they are the only shop I saw selling them on etsy in my quick search
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If you want to get it pierced its called a helix.if you want multiple/cartilage taken out (don’t recommend this) it’s called a coin stack. If you just want the cosmetic appearance get an ear cuff.
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Anyone know where I can get a set of 3 or 5 pairs of sterling silver hoops in different sizes at a reasonable price? I want to buy them as a set so they're all uniform, just different sizes but for some reason I can't really find what I'm looking for. I'm roughly looking to do something like pic rel
Surgical steel can slowly tarnish over time I think? That's the only difference I'd say, looks wise, they look the absolute same imo. But honestly get titanium if you can.>>196088
Both. There are apps in the playstore that allow you to put on fake piercings. It doesn't look too realistic and the apps are usually shit but they do the job. You can also get fake piercings and ball ends and glue them on kek
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Anyone know how to style a small ear? I have one piercing, want to get another lobe, and a few cartilage piercings. But not sure how to place them so it doesn't look wonky.
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Does anyone have a preferred online shop for earrings and body jewelry? The country I currently live in has an almost non-existent tattoo/piercing culture and physical shops only carry the tackiest edge lord jewelry with crazy marked up prices. Bodyartforms has been great for basics, but I was hoping to find some cute push fit or internally threaded ends for my lobes. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places, but it seems like everything bigger than 4mm ends up being $300+ 18k gold from Anatometal or BVLA. I realize that most people aren’t using this jewelry for the lower part of their lobes, but I popped in my helix jewelry randomly the other day and it’s just so much more comfortable than regular studs.
Some people can't take out their piercings without it closing within minutes.
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I can't decide whether to get a third set of earlobe piercings or not. I have the regular two in each lobe right now but I feel like a third set would look just a bit more exciting and finished. On the other hand, I worry it would be difficult to nicely match 3 any earrings without reverting back to basic hoops or gemstone studs or that it would get too busy because I also like to wear other jewelry. Thoughts? If any of you have two or three sets of piercings, why did you decide for this amount?
I have currently two but will try to get get a third (small lobe problems lol).
You could put in clear or skin colored jewellery in. Or just get really tiny studs, 3mm are the smaller I've ever seen
I removed it after it kept on building up discharge after… maybe 2-3 months? I can't remember the exact time period, but I would clean the helix piercing every day with this special antiseptic the piercer recommended (so not peroxide or alcohol), and still it wouldn't heal.
It was getting to be uncomfortable, and always felt a little inflamed (always slightly red and slightly aching), so I just gave up on it. No metal allergy though, I can wear what I want in my lobe.
Isn't it the case that sometimes a piercing constantly rejects, even with care?
No worries anon, no one thinks you're unclean, otherwise you'd be dead from some infection already maybe.
I have two helix piercings, from what I was told the healing time takes from 3 to 6 months, with 3-4 being the average, so it really seems like you hurried with removing them. In my case the aching lasted 3 months and then only got perfectly dry and clean in about 4, removed the labret put there by the piercer for the first time I think only after 5 months and even then putting it back still felt a little unpleasant. It's not the easiest spot on the body to heal so you need patience and keep up with cleaning it twice a day (or more if needed) for at least few weeks more than you did in the past, if you decide to re-do it, that is. Also even after longer time passes I wouldn't recommend not wearing any earring there for more than a day - you can have really subtle labrets that will be barely visible if at all if this is something you are concerned about.