To kick off summer 2018, I did something I haven't done since my college days--I know you are all thinking beer bong right now, but tone it down, guys--I got a new piercing. While I opted to just get a third earlobe piercing this time, I did have fond memories of those wilder forays almost ten (ten?! Yikes!) years ago when my roommate and I would head to the piercing studio and nervously subject our belly buttons and noses to puncture wounds. Thankfully, the nose and belly rings are a thing of the past, but the third earlobe piercing is here to stay!
I've had double earlobe piercings since I was 12, but I never really loved wearing any sort of earrings until lately because the post-backs would always bother me while I slept. If I took the jewelry out for bed, then I would invariably forget to return it to the ear the next day. Recently, the trend toward delicate, ear-hugging jewelry has finally allowed me to embrace earrings and they are an everyday staple for me! I love delicate "huggie" hoop earrings and "ear threader" styles simply because they are comfortable--even if I forget to take them off before bed!
Some of my favorites for the ear...
How to create your own earring stack...
1. Stick to one metal color for a cohesive, elegant look you can wear with anything.
2. Don't be afraid to mix hoops of different sizes, threaders or studs to create a unique look!
3. Comfort is key, or you'll never wear it--buy high quality gold or gold-plated pieces to reduce infection/irritation. If you're like me, avoid studs and stick to threaders or hoops with a hook or low-profile clasp.
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PIERCING SALON // SUPERNATURAL BODY PIERCING (KC, MO)
GOLD SPIKE HOOPS AND THREADERS // JANESKO (SOLD OUT, **READ MORE AT BOTTOM)
NEW GOLD HOOPS // LATCHMI by BODY VISION LOS ANGELES
**These amazing hoops and threaders by my friend and talented KC artist and jewelry designer, Jennifer Janesko, were one-of-a-kind creations that I was lucky to snag up! These pieces totally started my obsession with creating the perfect earring stack. Check out JANESKO to find your own inspiration!