Jumat, 01 Februari 2013

What Are The Most Popular Ear Piercings?

Many piercings which are performed above the neck such as the ear piercing have a history in tribal culture, and this extends to lip and nose piercings too. While there are thousands of people all over the world who love the traditional ear lobe piercing, there are many more that look for more alternative styles of ear piercings, and there are many varieties for them to consider.

The ear lobe piercing, which is the modification of the lobule, the fleshy skin of the ear lobe, has become commonplace within culture, and women in particular are often seen wearing a traditional earring, although men are now just as likely to have this form of piercing. While it is flexible and considered a very safe piercing, there are those who are looking for something more from a body modification, and who want a less well known type of piercing.

Other forms of ear piercings include the conch, which is when the middle area of the ear known as the concha is pierced on the cartilage between the curved section of the ear and the ear canal itself. This bowl-shaped shell in the centre of the ear can often be very sensitive after piercing due to the area in which it sits.

Rivalling the ear lobe piercing for popularity, the helix piercing is also known simply as a cartilage or auricle piercing, and is considered as being very trendy and quite easy to care in relation to other alternative ear modifications. Although it still has a long healing time, because it is cartilage, it has become a very traditional area for men and women to have their ears pierced, as it is seen as one of the more sophisticated looking piercings which can be worn while at work without causing problems.

With such a huge number of different piercing areas in the ear, there are so many pieces of jewellery which can be used, including circular, straight and curved barbells, as well as the more popular rings and studs. For the uninitiated it can be very difficult to decide firstly on which piercing to have, and then secondly which type of jewellery to use in their new body modification.

Those who are struggling to choose often find the tragus piercing to be ideal for their needs. The tragus is completed on the small cartilage which pops out from the face over the opening of the ear canal. The piercing is so popular due to its low pain rating, thanks to a lack of nerves in the tragus, and the fact that a small piece of jewellery is easy to fit and conceal when they go to work.

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