10 Different Types of Ear Piercings That Are Most Popular Right Now

Added by Nicola Porrill on Mar 7, 2019
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Tragus Piercing

The tragus is the tiny flap of cartilage at the front of the ear, which joins to the side of the face, protecting the opening of the ear canal. It may be small, but that's no reason not to pierce it! As the cartilage is thick, it's safest to pierce it using a needle rather than a gun, but after it's done it's very easy to look after. It isn't painful at all, although later down the line it may become annoying when trying to use in-ear headphones, depending on the type of jewelry worn. It can be worn with barbells or rings, so there is plenty of variety to be had. That said, as it's so small, tragus piercings always look elegant. Painless, low maintenance and fun - what more could you ask for from a piercing?

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Industrial Piercing

As if piercing your ear once wasn't enough, why not do it twice in one go? Imagine drawing a straight line from your anti helix outwards, and straight through the ridge of cartilage on the outside edge of your ear. That's what an industrial piercing is - except it isn't a line, it's a solid bar of metal. A single, long piece of jewelry is worn through both holes at the same time. This is a piercing which is much more noticeable than the others so definitely makes a statement, but it isn't for the faint-hearted.

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