It’s basically never been a better time to be an ear. Once mainly ignored, shoved behind our hair and forgotten about, our lovely lugholes are suddenly in the spotlight – and man, are they working it.
The new rules of piercing: 1) why have one hole when you could have five? 2) cartilage rules – why should lobes get all the love? And most importantly, 3) matching earrings are a thing of the past. Which is excellent news for everyone out there who can’t keep a pair for longer than a day without losing one (fingers crossed socks will soon go the same way).
Tell us about it, studs…
Ok so first, swot up on all the different types of hole with our guide to every type of ear piercing. Then get shopping with our pick of the best delightfully delicate studs, hoops and pull-through styles, all of which look amazing layered up and mismatched…
Oh, and if you’re still working on parental permission or your pain threshold? Try the glitter ear trend. Nobody gets left behind.
1. These simple pull-throughs
2. All three of these dainty charm hoops
3. These pretty leaves
4. These chic hexagons
5. This set of magical misfits
6. This starry set
7. These minimalist bars
8. These turquoise beauties
9. These modern art-esque hoopy things
10. This mismatched set of twinkly rose gold
11. These lush leaves
12. These super-chic silver bars
13. And finally, these star studs. For a star-studded night.