These are some of the most popular ear piercings of 2022, all in one place for you to mix & match and get inspired to make an appointment and get your next piercing!
1. The Daith Piercing
The daith piercing is a unique piercing nestled deep inside of the inner folds of the ear! It has been rumored to relieve migraines, but no formal research has been made into the matter so it could be a placebo effect for those that report relief. Regardless, the daith is a beautiful piercing!
The pain for the daith piercing is typically a 5-7/10. Healing takes anywhere from six months to a year! You can use clickers, hinged seam rings, captive bead rings, or horseshoes in this piercing.
2. The Tragus Piercing
The tragus piercing is a great piercing pick that is visible on your ear from a face-on view and beautifully frames your face! You can adorn this piercing with many different jewelry options making it a super versatile piercing.
The pain for a tragus piercing is typically a 2-4/10. Healing takes from 3 to 6 months usually! This one is one of the easier healing piercings, and yes, you can still wear headphones while it's healing if you have a labret used for the initial piercing. You can wear labrets, barbells, horseshoes, or hoops in the tragus.
3. The Conch Piercing
The conch piercing is hands down one of the cutest piercings you could possibly get! You should be pierced with a labret or a barbell, but you can swap your jewelry to an adorable hoop once your conch is healed. There are a ton of cute hoop designs for this piercing!
The conch piercing's pain rating is typically a 4-6/10 and healing takes from 6 months to 1.5 years. You can wear labrets, barbells, or hoops in your conch piercing.
4. The Helix Piercing
The helix piercing is a CLASSIC, and every piercing enthusiast should have at least one! There is no limit to the number of helix piercings one could have, as they look fantastic lining up along the entire ear!
The helix piercing's pain rating is typically a 2-4/10 and healing takes from 2-6 months usually! The helix piercing is wide open for possibilities as far as the possible jewelry types go, you can wear any piece of jewelry that fits comfortably for you.
5. The Forward Helix Piercing
The forward helix piercing is a highly sought after piercing, and not everyone has adequate room on this forward facing rim of the ear! You can adorn this piercing with hoops, labrets, barbells, or horseshoes for an array of looks.
The forward helix's pain rating is usually a 2-5/10 and healing takes from 6 months to 1 year. You can wear hoops, horseshoes, labrets or barbells in the forward helix piercing.
6. The Industrial Piercing
The industrial piercing is a unique piercing usually featuring a bar going through two piercing holes. It takes some extra care while healing but is a stunning display across the ear once it is healed!
The pain rating for the industrial is typically a 7-8/10 and the healing process takes from 8 month to 1.5 years. You can wear traditional industrial bars, flexible industrial bars like the Layla Opal Industrial shown here, and you can even swap your bar out for two studs or two hoops connected to one another with a chain!
Which piercing will YOU be getting next?!
If you are interested in any of the jewelry shown in these images, you can find them by searching the names that are in each photo.
Until next time,
Kourtney @ Spirit Adornments 💞