It’s hard to believe that while there is piercing, there could be anything really new in the piercing world. Sure, certain piercings are becoming more popular than others, but is there ever anything really new?
Well the piercing world has once again surprised us with a new amazing style of piercing: constellation piercings.
These are not really new piercings. Rather, they are a way to use established piercings to achieve a completely unique look. If you’ve noticed the trend and wondered what it’s all about, here is a quick guide to constellation piercings.
What are constellation piercings?
Constellation piercings consist of multiple lobe and / or cartilage piercings that are designed to mimic the night sky.
The concept of a constellation piercing is not complicated. You just get the piercings in the right places to form a constellation, fill them with rivets and you have a beautiful constellation design in your ear. The only things that you could exclude from the desired constellation are the shape and shape of your ear and any piercings that may be in the way. However, if you do choose to have an experienced piercer, they can often work with your ear shape and existing piercings to create a constellation that is unique to you. (Check out the constellation here.)
Constellation piercings are designed to mimic the look of your favorite constellation.
Many who get this piercing choose the constellation associated with their zodiac sign. But you can get any constellation that means something to you or just one that you like. Keep in mind, however, that you may need to be flexible with placement if your piercer cannot achieve the look you want in the position you want.
Of course, you can always take the less literal approach and fill your ears with a more random pattern.
How do I get a constellation piercing?
First, you need to find a reputable piercer. This piercing requires some planning, so you should try to find a piercer who is experienced with constellation piercings or other types of piercings that require precise placement. If there are no such piercers in your area, find a piercer who is known for their diligence and who takes the time to plan your piercing with you.
You should come into the studio openly. Each ear shape is different and cartilage folds can be difficult to work with. What you have in mind for your piercing may not be possible with your anatomy. Come to the studio with a few different ideas of what your piercing might look like, but most of all, listen to the piercer’s expertise. Not only do they know how to make a safe and healthy piercing, they also know how to make a piercing look great. If your piercer says they have an idea that looks better, let them play around with it.
How much does a constellation piercing hurt?
The pain of a constellation piercing does not come from the individual piercings (which do no more harm than normal cartilage or lobe piercings). It comes from the discomfort of being pierced multiple times.
Depending on the constellation you choose, you may see some piercings in one session. While there is no health reason why you cannot do them all at once, you need to take care of your body throughout the process and not be afraid to take a break. Listen to your piercer; If your constellation piercing is in a place that can swell significantly, you may have to wait about a week between piercings to allow the swelling to subside between piercing sessions.
If you feel weak, have some water and a protein bar. If it doesn’t go away, it’s okay to go home and finish the piercing another day.
What jewelry should I wear with a constellation piercing?
The great thing about a constellation piercing is that it is made up of multiple piercings. If one day you don’t feel the constellation look, you can wear any jewelry that will fit into these piercings.
However, to complete the constellation look, consider wearing cartilage or stud earrings with similar designs. Most people opt for dainty gemstones or stars for a look that matches the constellation. You can also choose simple pearls or other styles that complement the constellation look.
What if I don’t want to be pierced multiple times?
If needles make you queasy, you probably don’t want to sit through the many piercings it takes to preserve the constellation. In that case, buy jewelry that could remind you of your favorite constellation on a starry night. You can choose cute stars, crescents, or jewelry with the gemstone associated with your zodiac sign.
If you are looking for a multi-piercing look with an organized plan, the Constellation piercing is for you. Do you have a constellation piercing? We’d love to see it! Identify FreshTrends in your constellation with penetrating photos on social media.