Piercing Trends : Constellations, Snakebites and More

If 2021 introduced us one optimistic factor, it’s that in the case of magnificence and vogue developments, something goes. This subsequent year is about individuality greater than ever. After all, 2020 is after we stated goodbye to bras and good day to face masks and goodbye to exhausting pants and good day to sweatsuits.

Who would have thought?! Tattoo and piercing developments for 2022 are simply as distinctive. We’re all about customization this year, getting precisely what we’ve been dreaming about.

But that doesn’t imply we will’t look to our favourite celebrities for inspiration. You can take Kaia Gerber‘s snakebite piercing and add it to a conch like Keke Palmer. Or (and?) keep freeing the nipple this year with a piercing like Rihanna’s, Kristen Stewart and (allegedly) Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Celebrity piercings are an incredible place to search out inspo however so is Instagram. We love following the highest piercers throughout the nation to see what modern appears they create on common individuals similar to us. That’s why we chatted with Lisa Bubbers, co-founder and CMO of Studs, to search out out what’s she’s loving proper now. Save these appears for if you’re capable of get in to see an expert piercer to indicate them precisely what you have been considering. This manner, you’re extra more likely to love the completed product.


“We consistently see people come into Studs for snakebite piercings, which are two piercings stacked closely together (like the mark of snake fangs),” says Bubbers. “You can create this look anywhere on the ear (the lobe, midi, helix, or even the conch) and you can use either the same jewelry in each hole or put different earrings to mix it up!”

Not solely is that this stacked piercing pattern, seen on Kaia Gerber, so freaking cute, it’s additionally fairly sensible. You see, many people acquired our first ear piercing again in elementary college and perhaps didn’t see one of the best of one of the best in the case of professionals. (We’re you, Claire’s.) Because of that, the location of your gap may be in an ungainly place. A snakebite piercing is a simple strategy to make that too-low gap look intentional. Just have your piercer place one other gap proper on prime or under your authentic one.


Not surprisingly, constellation piercings are simply getting extra and extra well-liked. “A constellation piercing is a unique group of piercings up and in your ear (usually more than three) that, when connected, could form a shape similar to a constellation in the stars,” explains Bubbers. “This piercing style varies based on each individual’s ear anatomy, so they’re always in unique and interesting positions.”


A conch piercing is positioned within the heart a part of the ear and will be both an interior or outer conch fashion. While it would really feel like everyone seems to be getting a conch piercing, verify together with your piercer to ensure it’s best for you.

“We’ve seen more and more people come into Studs requesting a conch piercing, so we definitely think this is a trend to keep an eye on for fall and winter,” says Bubbers. “The piercing is done on the inner part of your ear, so it’s a subtle but fun addition to any earscape especially with more decorative piercing jewelry.”

Where the outlet goes can depend upon the form of your ear. These piercings additionally take a very long time to heal, as much as even 9 months, so that you’ll wish to speak rather a lot about aftercare.

If you do determine to make the leap, each a stud and a tiny hoop look stylish as hell. Unsurprisingly, Studs hawks an enormous array of cute stud earrings. We particularly love the brand new NYC-inspired ones ($20-$40 every at Studs).

Bermuda Triangle

“[It’s] a simple and dainty piercing trend, which features three piercings that make the shape of a triangle,” explains Bubbers. “And, if you have two lobe piercings, it’s easy to add the third piercing at the top as the point to create the look!”

Stacked Lobe

This was an enormous spring and summer time pattern and Bubbers doesn’t see it going away anytime quickly. “Depending on how big of a lobe you have will determine the piercing patterns that you can make in the area — but there are so many options to make the stacked lobe unique to your ear and your style,” she explains.

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