Trendy Piercings for the New Year: Top 10 Styles You Need to Know

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Upgrade your style by getting a piercing

Piercings are a great way to improve your style and acknowledge traditions and subcultures that you’re a part of. Like using regular jewelry, it is a great way to express yourself through your style.

In this article we let you know about 10 different areas that you can get pierced to match up with your aesthetic.


Choosing your Piercing

When you decide on a piercing that you want, make sure that you research the piercing thoroughly before booking your appointment. This includes healing time, how to take care of that area, and the pain level of it.


1. Belly Button piercing

For a bellybutton piercing, you need to have the correct anatomy for this. Innie navels are most suitable for piercing, as outie navels can cause lasting damage to your body.


2. Nose piercings

Nose piercings are very common. You can pierce either side of your nostril or pierce both sides and use a chain to combine the two.

Another nose piercing is a septum, where the jewelry goes through the tissue between the two nostrils. Remember, it’s not the cartilage that gets pierced, but the soft tissue just below it. Check with your piercer if you have the correct anatomy for it. Having issues like a deviated septum can cause trouble for you down the line.


3. Lip piercings

Almost any part of your lip can be pierced. This includes the area above your lip, below your lip, or the lip tissue itself can be pierced. There are different styles of lip piercings like a labret, vertical labret, medusa, madonna, snake bites, spider bites – the list goes on.


4. Ear lobe piercings

The most widely known piercings are lobe piercings. They are extremely common and you can get several on each lobe and connect them with a combination of jewelry.


5. Cartilage piercings

These are piercings that go on the upper part of your ears through the cartilage tissue. There are different styles that can be done here, such as double helix, industrial, conch, and rook piercings are just a few.


6. Inner mouth piercings

This includes piercings like tongue piercings, dimple piercings, smileys, and frownies. The latter two are piercings of the tissue that connects the gums to the lips – be careful, as these piercings can migrate.


7. Eyebrow piercings

This is a piercing that goes through your eyebrow. It might look like two separate holes, but a singular piece of jewelry goes through them.


8. Surface piercings

These are piercings that do not penetrate through the flesh and are typically found on flat surfaces of the body, like the chest, cheekbone, and collarbones. Some use hoop jewelry for these piercings in a corset style by threading ribbon through the hoops.


9. Stretching your piercing

This is commonly done to the ears but can also be done on the nose, lip, and cheek. Piercing holes are gradually and carefully stretched to fit larger pieces of jewelry in them. Many ancient cultures and alternative subcultures practice this form of body modification


10. Other piercings

There are several other places on your body, even the risque areas, that can be pierced. However, you need to find a piercer that’s experienced with these types of piercings. Research the studio and see if it is allowed when you’re planning your appointment.


What about jewelry for your new piercings

When your piercing is fully healed up and you are ready to try on new jewelry, the options are endless, it would be like choosing options from a necklace, bracelets, and septum rings.

Some of the jewelry options include ball enclosure piercing, curved barbels, loops, and studs. These types of jewelry include different materials and colors that can fit your personal vibe.



One of the best ways to add to your style is to get a new piercing, and there are a lot of options to choose from.

One of the key points to remember is to research all aspects of your piercing before you make your appointment. Once you get the piercing you need to take care of it properly to reduce chances of infection.

Once your piercing is healed, you can go ahead and change the jewelry to wear it any way you like.


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Written by Lola McQuenzie

Lola is one of our busiest writer. She has worked for Catwalk Yourself since 2007. Lola started working with us after she graduating from Central St Martins

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