What Are Constellation Piercings? This New Earring Trend Will Have You Seeing Stars — PHOTOS
Raise your hand if younger you got an accidental, poorly placed ear piercing that you now have no idea what to do with. (Bonus points if it happened on a divey boardwalk in eighth grade, like mine did, or with a needle and an apple at summer camp, like Lindsay Lohan's The Parent Trap). Thankfully, celebrity piercer Brian Keith Thompson, who's responsible for decorating the famous ears of Beyoncé and Scarlett Johansson, has the perfect solution for you: a constellation piercing.
These delicate clusters of ear jewelry are pretty much exactly what they sound like — a collection of earrings that dot your lobe the same way the stars and planets dot the night sky. They are totally unique and beyond beautiful, and can be tailored to your style and ear shape. They work best with smaller, simpler shapes, though including a ring or statement shape (like a star, moon or cross) can add a funky dimension to the design.
For those of you who don't have a wonky, misplaced earring from your youth (which is seriously impressive), fear not — you can start from scratch and pick a totally original grouping of jewelry without having to work around your past mistakes.
Constellation piercings work best with smaller, simpler shapes, though including a ring or statement shape (like a star, moon or cross) can add a funky dimension to the design.
This new trend proves that having five (or more) piercings around your face can be corporate-office appropriate, as long as you keep it dainty and elegant. I wonder if I can recreate a Gemini constellation on my ears.
Here are some earrings to help you create your own ear constellation.
What better way to accent your "constellation" than with an actual shooting star?
2. Simple Line
Keep it easy and elegant with this little line.
3. Tiny Skulls
You'll be the daintiest little badass around with multiple piercings and itty bitty skulls.
You can decorate your whole ear with only one $28 purchase! Serious. Score.
Add just a teeeeeny bit of glitz with this micro diamond.
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