Ear piercings are so popular that department store Liberty London famously condensed all the It bags into another part of the shop floor to make way for the rather grand Maria Tash concession a couple of years back. The New York-based jeweler's designs famously temporarily popped up in Liberty during fashion week one season, and the rest, as they say, is history.
A carefully and beautifully curated ear is now the accessory du jour. But the types and combinations of ear piercings you choose are up to you. To help you make a decision, below you'll find the five main piercings from the daith to the rook. If you find one you like, click the link below and it will take you to a more in-depth article that reveals everything you need to know about your chosen piercing type, from the jewelery that works best to the aftercare.
Further, below you'll find our favorite jewelery designers (we asked our sister site Who What Wear for their recommendations too) because the jewelery you choose is just as important as the placement.
Keep scrolling to find theВ six ear piercings that all the cool girls have.
High-Lobe PiercingMaria Tash
The high-lobe piercing is a fun way to add piercings on the lobe. They're especially good for making a feature out of a poorly-placed piercing you may have had done before.
Read all about the high-lobe piercing.
The Daith Ear Piercing@maria_tash
Found in a slightly awkward position, the daith (pronounced like "faith") takes a skilled piercer. It's also the piercing that is rumored to help alleviate migraines.
Learn more about the daith piercing.
The Tragus Ear Piercing@maria_tash
The tragus can add detail to any curated ear, especially when it's adorned with a pretty stud or snug hoop.
Tempted? Learn more about the tragus piercing.
The Conch Ear Piercing@maria_tash
The conch is pretty versatile. It can be pierced with a stud for a subtle effect, a double stud (if you're feeling brave) or a cuff that can hug its way around the edge of your ear.
If you're feeling brave enough to pierce right through your ear, then the conch piercing might be your thing.
The Helix Ear Piercing@kevinthepiercer
Helix piercings-piercings that are placed anywhere on the upper outer cartilage of the ear-are often the first choice when moving from the lobe. But they've become even more popular now, and piercers and clients are experimenting with multiple helix piercings on one ear.
The Rook Ear Piercing@maria_tash
One of the more unusual inner-ear piercings, a rook piercing is best suited to a hoop, although a bar is recommended for the initial healing period.Byrdie
The Earring Shopping ListMaria Tash Diamond Paisley (Left) Threaded Stud Earring $145Shop
Maria TashВ has the original cool-girl earrings.Catbird Sleeping Beauty Opal Stud $224Shop
CatbirdВ is perfect if you love seriously dainty jewelery.Theodora Warre 10K Gold and Diamond Hoop Earrings $695Shop
Theodora WarreВ is great for hoops and if you like to shop British.Tada and Toy Star Hoop Earrings $60Shop
How fun are these star hoops?
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