So, you’re thinking about getting a piercing, Ah-mazing - what a fun and creative time you’re going to have. Piercings have come a long way since the 90s. We've moved on from traditional, symmetrical piercings and started experimenting with piercing different parts of the ear like the helix, daith & tragus.
Fast forward to 2022 and we’re mixing and matching our earring placement, playing with asymmetry and incorporating meaning and narrative into the jewellery we choose.
Piercing your ears should be super fun, but we know it can also be a tiny bit overwhelming. So we’ve created the Ultimate Ear Piercing Guide to make curating your piercings a breeze.


The Lobe is a great place to start for first timers. It’s the soft padded part of your lower ear. Depending on the size of your lobes you may be able to get one or two piercings here. Sleeper earrings, studs or gold huggie earrings work well here.


Named after a conch shell, the conch piercing is located on the outer cartilage of the inner part of your ear. This spot is perfect for a beautiful ear cuff that hugs around the ear.


Helix piercings (also known as cartilage piercings) run along the ridge of the upper part of your ear. You can wear sleeper earrings or mini studs. You can also have multiple helix piercings.


The tragus is the little piece of cartilage on the side of your face that covers your ear canal. Tragus piercings are everywhere right now - and rightly so. A tragus piercing is the ideal spot to show off a gorgeous stud or mini hoop.


Located in the flat area of cartilage below the upper rim of the ear and the piece of cartilage where the rook is, the flat piercing provides a large area for artistic expression. The flat piercing requires a cartilage stud, with a flat back.


The rook is fast becoming a very popular inner-ear piercing. A rook piercing is a cartilage piercing in the uppermost ridge of your inner ear, located above the tragus in the anti-helix.
Not everyone's ear anatomy is suitable for a rook piercing so make sure to double-check with your piercer if this one is right for you.


The daith requires a skilled piercer, as it’s located in a slightly awkward position. The daith is the ridge below the rook and is the perfect spot for a small sleeper or hoop. As a bonus, a daith piercing is rumored to help alleviate migraines.

Constellation Piercings

Constellation piercings is a term coined by celebrity piercer Brian Keith Thompson to describe the cluster or collection of piercings that resemble a constellation - think Leo, Pisces, Cancer.