If the last time you got an ear piercing was at Claire’s, then we have news for you: cool ear piercings are officially having a moment. Back in the day you could get one or two studs in your lobe or maybe a cartilage hoop to prove how edgy you were. But in 2020, there are different types of ear piercings for every single vibe, along with tons of earrings to match.
“Social media has made it easier to see what types of ear piercings are possible, and the unique, modern jewelry you can wear with them,” says Sam Hayler, lead piercer at London’s Astrid and Miyu jewelry shop and salon. “The fact that you don’t have to start with a plain silver ball helps when getting a piercing to mark a special event or birthday.”
With so many options now, though, choosing where to start can be overwhelming. So we spoke to top piercing specialists about the coolest piercing trends to try in 2020. From tragus piercings to snakebites, scroll on for the earring trends that are about to be everywhere.