WHAT IS A EAR LOBE PIERCING?
An ear lobe piercing is when a tiny hole is made in the soft, lower part of your ear so you can wear earrings. It's a super common way to add jewelry to your ears, done by using a needle or a piercing gun. This type of piercing lets you wear all sorts of cool earrings and is usually the first one people get when they start piercing their ears.
TYPES OF LOBE PIERCINGS
Let's explore the different kinds of ear lobe piercings! From the classic standard often found at places like Claire's Ear Piercing, to the adventurous double, triple, or stacked lobe piercings, each brings its own vibe. Embrace these styles to showcase your unique look in numerous ways!
Standard Lobe Piercing
This is the most common type of lobe piercing, often done simultaneously for symmetry. It's a great starting point for those new to piercings and can be adorned with various types of jewelry, from studs to hoops. It's usually done once on each earlobe and is a single piercing that sits towards the bottom of the lobe.
Double Lobe Piercing / Second Lobe Piercing
Having two piercings on one earlobe offers versatility in jewelry styling. You can mix and match different earrings, creating layered or coordinated looks for added visual interest.
Triple Lobe Piercing / 3 Lobe Piercings
Stepping it up from the double, the triple lobe piercing adds another hole, enabling even more creative combinations of earrings. This style allows for unique arrangements, from a linear layout to a triangular formation.
Upper Lobe Piercing
This piercing is placed higher up on the earlobe, often close to the fold of the ear. It can create an edgy or unique look, especially when adorned with specific jewelry like hoops or studs.
Transverse Lobe Piercing
This involves a horizontal piercing through the earlobe. It typically goes through the width of the lobe instead of the usual vertical placement.
Orbital Lobe Piercing
This piercing involves two holes connected by a single piece of jewelry. It can either be a ring or a barbell that passes through both piercings, creating a circular or orbit-like effect
Stacked Lobe Piercing
This refers to multiple piercings done very close together, giving the appearance of a stack. It's a trendy option for those who want to create a unique visual impact on their earlobes.
Constellation Lobe Piercing
It involves multiple piercings on the earlobe, often resembling the pattern of stars in a constellation. It's a bold and creative choice, allowing for a unique and personalized arrangement that stands out for its artistic flair.
$20 - $50
Getting your ears pierced can cost anywhere between $20 to $50, depending on where you go and the type of earrings you choose. Generally, getting your earlobes pierced might be a bit cheaper compared to other piercings because it's easier and the earlobe is fleshy, making it less complicated. However, prices can vary based on the location, the expertise of the piercer, and the quality of the earrings you select.
PIERCING GUN VS. NEEDLE
When it comes to ear piercings, the tools used—piercing guns or needles—bring different experiences. Piercing guns are commonly used in places like malls or jewelry stores. They're quick but can cause more tissue trauma and might not be as precise. On the other hand, needles, used by professional piercers, offer more accuracy and a cleaner puncture. Needles minimize tissue damage and are often considered safer and more hygienic due to single-use needles. Though the process might take a bit longer, the precision and reduced trauma tend to result in better healing. We strongly recommend visiting a piercing studio and having them use a needle for your ear lobe piercing.
DO EAR LOBE PIERCINGS HURT?
EAR LOBE PIERCING PAIN SCALE: 1/10
Ear lobe piercings typically rank very low on the pain scale, usually around 1 out of 10 for most people. The earlobes have fewer nerve endings, making them one of the least painful piercings. Many describe the sensation as a quick pinch or slight discomfort that lasts just a moment. Overall, ear lobe piercings are often considered one of the least painful types of piercings due to the area's fleshy nature and fewer nerve endings.
HOW LONG DO LOBE PIERCINGS TAKE TO HEAL?
1 - 2 Months
Ear lobe piercings usually take about 1 to 2 months to heal fully. During this time, it's important to follow proper aftercare routines, such as regularly cleaning the piercings with a saline solution and avoiding twisting or turning the earrings. While some people might experience minimal discomfort or mild swelling during the initial healing period, most find that ear lobe piercings tend to heal relatively quickly compared to other types of piercings due to the soft and fleshy nature of the earlobes.
EAR LOBE PIERCING AFTERCARE
Taking care of your new ear lobe piercings is crucial for a smooth healing journey. Clean the area twice daily with a saline solution or mild soap, avoiding harsh chemicals or makeup near the piercing. Let the initial earrings stay in place until they're fully healed, and afterward, opt for hypoallergenic jewelry. Avoid twisting or turning the earrings, and be patient—healing times can vary. If you notice any signs of infection, seek professional advice promptly. With proper care, your ear lobe piercings will heal beautifully!
JEWELRY FOR EAR LOBE PIERCINGS
The ear lobe piercings are one of the most common piercings! We have different earrings for the standard lobe and upper lobe piercings. Standard ones are usually done with a gun and thus will be 20G, while we find most people who get upper lobe piercings usually go to a professional piercer and these are usually done with 16G. You can make your ear lobe piercing look awesome with any of the following studs!
Huggie earrings are charming small hoops made to snugly embrace the earlobe for a comfortable fit. These hoops have a smaller diameter than regular ones, ensuring they sit close without dangling too much. Our collection showcases various styles, making these huggie earrings versatile for everyday wear or special occasions. They're usually 20G in thickness and perfectly suit the standard lobe piercing.
UPPER LOBE PIERCING HOOPS
FLAT BACK EARRINGS FOR UPPER LOBES
Flat back stud earrings are perfect for upper lobe piercings! Upper lobes are often pierced at 16G by professionals, and flat back studs are ideal for these piercings. The flat back design ensures they don't poke or irritate your ear, offering both style and comfort. We offer a wide range of flat back stud earrings below!
These are like a straight rod with balls or designs on each end. They're the usual pick for industrial piercings, coming in different lengths and materials like steel, titanium, or gold. You can find simple ones or fancy ones with cool patterns or gems.
EAR LOBE JEWELRY SIZE
Selecting the ideal ear lobe earring involves finding pieces that not only fit but also reflect your personal style and prioritize comfort.
RECOMMENDED GAUGE SIZE FOR STANDARD EAR LOBE: 20G
RECOMMENDED GAUGE SIZE FOR UPPER EAR LOBE: 16G or 18G
Typically, when getting upper lobe piercings at a professional piercing studio, they commonly use a 16G or sometimes an 18G gauge size for the piercing. This makes 16G or 18G the recommended gauge sizes for upper ear lobe piercings, ensuring a comfortable and suitable fit!