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EAR PIERCINGS: TYPES, HISTORY, EARRINGS ✨💫

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Ear piercing has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, and the practice of piercing has developed in completely different societies that have no contact with each other. In this article, let's go over everything there is to know about a pierced in the ear: history, types of pierced, important safety information, tips, and many other benefits.

Ear piercing history

Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of body modification. This is likely because earlobes are easy to pierce and heal fairly quickly. In 1991, in the mountains on the border between Austria and Italy, the body was discovered surprisingly well preserved of a man who lived about 5,000 years ago. This "mummy", whose name it was Ötzi, he had not only pierced the ears, but had also stretched into tunnels. This is the earliest evidence of ear piercing, but it's clear that ears have been pierced for much longer than the last 5,000 years.

Ear Piercings Woman several golden earrings from the lobe upwards
Ear Piercings Woman several golden earrings from the lobe upwards

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Several other notable ancient examples of body piercing include: the death mask of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen (as well as the death masks of other mummies); The Old Testament contains many references to people of both sexes using earrings; as well as images of the gods of Hinduism, whose bodies are covered in jewels, including earrings.

In Western Europe, earrings are first mentioned at the end of the 16th century. during the English Renaissance. They were especially actively worn by men who spent time at the royal court. Furthermore, over time, he became fashion among the sailors to wear an earring, which symbolized the time spent at sea. Gradually, earrings gained popularity in the West, and almost everyone began to wear them.

1600 Ear Piercings set of 23 accessories and shapes in gold and shiny hippocampus captus
1600 Ear Piercings set of 23 accessories and shapes in gold and shiny hippocampus captus
368 Piercings in the Ear golden hoops triangles circles brilliant rings
368 Piercings in the Ear golden hoops triangles circles brilliant rings
201 Hanging Ear Piercings with golden chain ray moon star clover hoop
201 Hanging Ear Piercings with golden chain ray moon star clover hoop
175 Piercings in the Ear in gold with shiny flower rhinestones
175 Piercings in the Ear in gold with shiny flower rhinestones
156 Piercings in the Ear different accessories in gold lightning compass rose pendant
156 Piercings in the Ear different accessories in gold lightning compass rose pendant
141 Piercings in the Ear silver hoops with diamonds
141 Piercings in the Ear silver hoops with diamonds
139 Piercings in the Ear super saturated PUNK style steel hoops spheres crosses
139 Piercings in the Ear super saturated PUNK style steel hoops spheres crosses
138 Ear Piercings
138 Ear Piercings
133 Piercings in the Ear Silver Ornaments with Diamonds and spheres
133 Piercings in the Ear Silver Ornaments with Diamonds and spheres
130 Simple Heart Ear Piercings in silver
130 Simple Heart Ear Piercings in silver
120 Piercings in the Ear Simple rings and three golden perforators
120 Piercings in the Ear Simple rings and three golden perforators
115 Piercings in the Ear hoops attached with chains
115 Piercings in the Ear hoops attached with chains
114 Piercings in the Ear Gold dangling hoops of animals bear tiger snake
114 Piercings in the Ear Gold dangling animal hoops bear tiger snake
113 Piercings in the Ear lobe opener with brilliant stone connected by silver chain to the upper part
113 Piercings in the Ear lobe opener with brilliant stone connected by silver chain to the upper part
111 Ear Piercings five spherical brilliant accessories
111 Ear Piercings five spherical brilliant accessories
104 Piercings in the Ear flowers and hoops with shine
104 Piercings in the Ear flowers and hoops with shine

At the end of the 19th century, for no apparent reason, ear piercings fell out of fashion and clip-on earrings became popular among women. At that time, men in the United States and Europe, for the most part, no longer wore jewelry in their ears. For the next 70 years, while clip-on earrings were still worn by many women, ear piercings became a sign of foreignness and low birth rates, especially in the United States.

In the 1950s, this is probably due to the post-war boom, women began to pay attention to their appearance again and Ear piercings are back. Teenage girls, up to their 70s, used to throw parties where they pierced their own ears, using ice as a freezer. Little by little, the piercing becomes a separate procedure that doctors begin to perform.

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Ear Piercings Woman Various Hoops type small cross-shaped jewels with cross-shaped heart with moon-shaped gold perforator with diamonds
Ear Piercings for Women Various Hoops type small jewels in the shape of a cross with heart in the shape of a cross with a gold drill in the shape of a moon with diamonds

Types of ear piercings

Classic Earlobe Piercing Holes

Simple in the lobes of the ears that can accommodate anything from a small button to large gemstone earrings.

Double and triple ear lobe piercing


This will add a punk touch to your ears.
 Most people don't put more than three earrings in a lobe, followed by cartilage. Double sticks are widespread these days, although some schools and workplaces still don't accept them.

Ear Piercings Woman various perforations in the form of a punal in the form of a spider snake skull bat
Ear Piercings Woman various piercings in the form of a spider-shaped spike snake skull bat

Tunnel

The earlobe is pierced in the same way as in the classic piercing, then healed, after which the hole is widened with special stretching and a round tunnel is inserted. Tunnels have been built by various cultures for thousands of years, but today they are most closely associated with alternative subcategories cultures of Europe and the United States, as well as representatives of some Central and East African tribes.

Cartilage

The most popular site after the lobe is the cartilage. Basically, a puncture is made in the upper part of the ear; it takes more time to recover, but that pierced it looks interesting and gives a bit of rock and roll to the image.

industrial drilling 

Drilling industrial is done at the top of the ear and is a metal bar that goes through two parts of the cartilage of the ear.

Ear Piercings for Women All kinds of accessories in purple tones Padlock Snake pendant Butterfly Cross and Heart Black
Ear Piercings for Women All kinds of accessories in purple tones Padlock Snake pendant Butterfly Cross and Heart Black

ear piercing

This is a type of cartilage piercing that is done in the center of the ear rather than the top. As a general rule, there is less space in this part, so the earrings should be smaller and the effect is much softer.

tragus piercing

A drink It is an oval-shaped piece of cartilage that protrudes from the center of the ear. These types of punctures have become more and more popular lately. It's a painful piercing, although it does not take longer to heal than a conventional cartilage piercing.

old

The antigus refers to the inside of the cartilage on the opposite side of the tragus, but many people do not have enough room to pierce.

spiral piercings

A concha is a large, curved space of cartilage in the ear, and piercings in this area require a fairly large bar or hoop.

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Ear Piercings for Women Type Strass with diamonds flower ring type three flowers spheres
Ear Piercings for Women Type Strass with diamonds type flower ring three flowers spheres

conch drilling

Despite the name, it is technically a simple cartilage piercing that is done a little further from the edge of the ear.

rig drilling

This drilling in angle is made in the thick fold of cartilage in the upper inner part of the ear. It is quite painful and will take longer to heal than most other punctures.

tight perforations

This perforation is made through the vertical part of the antihelix. It is a very painful procedure that relies mainly on painkillers.

day drilling

From top to bottom, the cartilage of the auricle, located directly above the pit, is pierced.

orbital piercing


A bit like an industrial piercing and it is the union of two punctures in a ring, in different parts of the ear. However, in this piercing, the two holes are closer together and part of the earring is round (or heart-shaped).

Ear Piercings Women more than seven rings along the ear and inside
Ear Piercings Women more than seven rings along the ear and inside

Cross Lobe Piercings 

The cross piercing is one of the more unique piercings on this list. It is a puncture that crosses the lobe perpendicularly.

Front Cartilage Piercing

The piercing is done in the front of the cartilage, above the opening of the ear. Since the cartilage is so short and thin at this point, ear piercings look very neat and pretty.

Ear Piercings for Women beautiful accessories with Pink Gems and Gold moon chain with diamonds heart
Ear Piercings for Women beautiful accessories with Pink Gems and Gold moon chain with diamonds heart

Some advices

  • If this is your first time getting your ears pierced, you should definitely start with the earlobes. It is not very painful, moreover, such a puncture heals quickly.
  • If you want more variety, consider doing a double or triple lobe puncture, or go to the top of the cartilage, adding one puncture at a time. Taking care of one ear piercing is much easier and less risky than taking care of several at once.
  • Estimate your time and think carefully before adding new punctures – remember that in the first year you need to take good care of them!
  • When piercing unique places in the cartilage, make sure that you do not regret it, because these are the more painful procedures and the healing period is quite long.
  • Be aware of possible allergies to metals. Many people are allergic to nickel (as well as white gold, which may contain some nickel), while metals such as surgical stainless steel, platinum, titanium, and 14k yellow gold are best used.

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Ear Piercings for Women in gold with shiny spike earring type decorations
Ear Piercings for Women in gold with shiny spike earring type decorations

Care to be taken after the intervention:

  • Once the ears are pierced, it is imperative to keep them clean.
  • Always wash your hands well (at least 15 seconds) before handling your punctures.
  • Spray your ears two to three times a day with saline solution. You can dip a cotton ball or gauze pad in saline solution and hold for a few minutes.
  • Once the earlobe has been pierced, you should follow the brushing regimen for at least 6 weeks.
  • For cartilage and other more difficult piercings, you should clean your ears twice a day for at least 12 weeks.
  • Do not change earrings during the cleaning period.

Types of earrings:

Stud Earrings:

Earrings are the classic and most sophisticated option. If you choose the right design, they will look great! Pearls are a versatile option; These earrings will go well with both a business suit and a beautiful evening dress. Another classic option is diamond earrings, which are sometimes accessorized with embellishments (like rose gold).. If you prefer something a little more unusual, you can choose sets, like a star and a moon. This set is perfect for a dreamy lady with a strong spirit. For those with double lobe piercings, earrings are helpful. Insert the large stud into the lower hole and the smaller stud into the upper hole.

Ear Piercings for Women Golden details and with shiny heart type stones gold chain
Ear Piercings for Women Golden details and with shiny heart type stones gold chain

hoop earrings

Hoop earrings flourished in the early 2000s. Until now, hoops are attracting more and more attention and are popular.

Pendant earrings

There are millions of ways and options to wear dangle earrings. You can choose something fancy, classic, retro, or all of the above! For example, these pearl earrings combine sophistication and retro echoes thanks to the gold trim. And the second option in the form of abstract drops is suitable for an evening dress and looks great!

Chandelier Earrings

With these earrings you will definitely be noticed! They are perfect for special occasions and their striking design makes them modern and interesting.

tassel earrings


A very interesting option for the earlobe. There is something creative about this design, yet sophisticated and elegant at the same time.

In short, you can always make a conventional one of these earrings and thousands more that exist, a balance must be maintained between small and elegant, being an attractive detail.

Ear Piercings for Women medium padlock hoops
Ear Piercings for Women medium padlock hoops
Ear Piercings Woman Hoops with Diamonds at the ends moon star lightning circles
Ear Piercings Woman Hoops with Diamonds at the ends moon star lightning circles
Ear Piercings Women Accessories Silver Heart-shaped with Cross dangling spheres and common earring
Ear Piercings Women Accessories Silver Heart-shaped with Cross dangling spheres and common earring
Ear Piercings Women accessories heart-shaped purple heart in gold pearl small purple gems
Ear Piercings Women accessories heart-shaped purple heart in gold pearl small purple gems
210 Ear Piercings Silver with shiny rhinestones heart hoops
210 Ear Piercings Silver with shiny rhinestones heart hoops
158 Ear Piercings Silver with shiny rhinestones in the shape of a butterfly and hoop with flower earrings
158 Ear Piercings Silver with brilliant rhinestones in the shape of butterfly and hoop with flower earrings
141 Piercings in the Ear Gold color Gold with Smile in black shiny and black stones gold chain earring
141 Piercings in the Ear color Gold Gold with Smile in black shiny black stones gold chain earring
139 Ear Piercings a series of hoops with violet stones and golden gold metal color
139 Ear Piercings a series of hoops with violet stones and golden gold metal color
130 Piercings in the Ear series of golden rings with brilliant rhinestones
130 Piercings in the Ear series of golden rings with brilliant rhinestones
125 Piercings in the Ear in violet color crab golden ring shiny and snake
125 Piercings in the Ear in violet color crab golden ring shiny and snake
117 Piercings in the Ear Snake in Gold and silver shiny rhinestones Moon Star in letter H pendant
117 Piercings in the Ear Snake in Gold and shiny silver Moon Star rhinestones in pendant letter h
116 Piercings in the Ear gold colored hoops with heart star lightning rhinestones
116 Piercings in the Ear gold colored hoops with heart star lightning rhinestones
115 Piercings in the Ear in golden metal with green stone similar to emerald green snake and shiny rhinestones
115 Piercings in the Ear in golden metal with green stone similar to emerald green snake and shiny rhinestones
104 Piercings in the Ear channel logo golden ache letter with shiny rhinestones
104 Piercings in the Ear channel logo golden ache letter with shiny rhinestones
99 Piercings in the Ear golden metal with chain butterfly stars in hoop and shiny rhinestones
99 Piercings in the Ear golden metal with chain butterfly stars in hoop and shiny rhinestones
96 Piercings in the Ear in gold color and shiny rhinestones locks keys three rings in a row star fleur de lis
96 Piercings in the Ear in gold color and shiny rhinestones locks keys three rings in a row star fleur de lis
95 Piercings in the Ear three golden stars fleur de liz accessories
95 Piercings in the Ear three golden stars fleur de liz accessories
88 Ear Piercings in gold chain smile with red hearts in the eyes flowers
88 Ear Piercings in gold chain smile with red hearts in the eyes flowers
86 Piercings in the Ear gold green shiny emerald type metal gold type
86 Piercings in the Ear gold green shiny emerald type metal gold type
84 Piercings in the Ear dwe various colors silver and gold metal moon cross star dragonfly circles
84 Piercings in the Ear dwe various colors silver and gold metal moon cross star dragonfly circles
82 Piercings in the Ear golden hoops with shiny rhinestones mushroom pendant
82 Piercings in the Ear golden hoops with shiny rhinestones mushroom pendant
80 Piercings in the Ear rings with colored rhinestones and cherries heart pendants with diamonds
80 Piercings in the Ear rings with colored rhinestones and cherries heart pendants with diamonds
80 Piercings in the Ear hoops with pink quartz stone pendants in the shape of a heart and golden and shiny hoops
80 Piercings in the Ear hoops with pink quartz stone pendants in the shape of a heart and golden and shiny hoops
76 Piercings in the Ear semi square golden rings with heart and star with brilliants
76 Piercings in the Ear semi square golden rings with heart and star with brilliants

Graphic Nomenclature of Parts of the Ear to make Piercings:

0 0 EAR PARTS FOR PIERCINGS Helix Contrahelix Rook Daith Tragus Antitragus Labulo Conch Snug Upper Lobe
0 0 EAR PARTS FOR PIERCINGS Helix Contrahelix Rook Daith Tragus Antitragus Labulo Conch Snug Upper Lobe
0 1 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS
0 1 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS
0 2 EAR PARTS FOR PIERCINGS Tragus
0 2 EAR PARTS FOR PIERCINGS Tragus
0 3 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Lobe
0 3 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Lobe
0 4 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Upper Lobe
0 4 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Upper Lobe
0 5 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Flat Flat
0 5 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Flat Flat
0 6 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Contra Helice
0 6 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Contra Helice
0 7 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Shell
0 7 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Shell
0 8 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Anti Tragus
0 8 PARTS OF THE EAR FOR PIERCINGS Anti Tragus
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