ear piercing types diagram

Popular Ear Piercing Types Diagram

According to some sources, there are more than 50 ear piercings types. Each type has its individual uniqueness and the level of pain involved. Some involves basic piercing while majority of these types are getting weirder and weirder as time goes by.

Things to consider

When choosing the ear piercings type you might want to try, there are things that you must ask for yourself. These things will help you decide which style fits your personality as well as tolerance to pain. Since majority of piercing types may involve more than one puncture or bigger punctures, at some points, you might want to check every style’s details of procedure.

Which part of the body?

Over the course of the history, human’s view toward piercing has changed significantly so as the number of body parts where human would usually put their piercings. Today, people don’t only put pierce on their ear or nose. Even in areas beyond imagination, chances are, there are people who tried putting pierces on those areas.
One of the most common areas of the body that people would usually put pierce on is the ear. When you chose to put piercing on this area, the next thing you should consider is what ear piercings types to use. If it is your first time to put pierce, you should first choose the basic pierces.
While piercing has been in existence since time immemorial, this should be an experience of self-expression rather than a painful one. Piercing doesn’t have to be that painful. You can express your creativity and artistry through piercing without harming yourself that much.

 

Tragus Piercing

Tragus Piercing

This type of piercing is done on the tragus, a small flap of cartilage located over the ear lobe.

Anti-Tragus Piercing

Anti-Tragus Piercing

This type is ideal for people who genuinely love ear piercings resulting in a unique and stylish look.

Rook Piercing

Rook Piercing

This type of piercing can be done in different ear cartilages which gives a unique style.

Daith Piercing

Daith Piercing

Daith means Wisdom in Hebrew. Small bead rings and thin jewelry make this piercing trendy and cool.

Industrial Piercing

Industrial Piercing

Also referred to as Scaffold piercing, has become very popular among young people making them more noticeable.

Vertical Industrial

Vertical Industrial

Also referred to as Scaffold piercing, has become very popular among young people making them more noticeable.

Conch Piercing

Conch Piercing

It provides a fashionable side view of people, especially females. It is popular among females aged 30 or more.

Inner Conch Piercing

Inner Conch Piercing

The double piercing, like the name suggests, involves two, distinctive piercings, done in the same part.

Outer Conch Piercing

Outer Conch Piercing

People love to combine it with a large lower ear lobe piercing and we have to admit that it looks rather nice.

Helix Piercing

Helix Piercing

It is one of the most popular ear piercing types in the Western world. The upper part of the ear, the helix is punctured.

Forward Helix Piercing

Forward Helix Piercing

This type of piercing is also called snug piercing. It is very painful and is popular among rock stars.

lobe Piercing

Lobe Piercing

It is the most popular type of piercing with a range of options which vary in size, length, design and color.

Upper Lobe Piercing

Upper Lobe Piercing

Usually, the largest of all the piercings is inserted into the ear lobe, the rest of the piercings form a Helix.

Transversal Lobe

Transversal Lobe

This particular style of piercing involves multiple piercings through the Helix shape.

Stretched Lobe

Stretched Lobe

A new trend in fashion allowing to place large rings with inner diameters (tunnels).

Snug Piercing

Snug Piercing

It requires the helix piercings to be small enough not to interfere with the tragus piercing, yet large enough to stand out.

Ragnar Piercing

Ragnar Piercing

It requires the helix piercings to be small enough not to interfere with the tragus piercing, yet large enough to stand out.

Orbital Piercing

Orbital Piercing

It requires the helix piercings to be small enough not to interfere with the tragus piercing, yet large enough to stand out.