Piercing Trend Alert : Simple Yet Stunning Piercings for the Holidays
Now that Halloween has passed, the ole’ turkey, fruit cake and snowman sweaters are just around the corner, along with Aunt Kate and Grandma Jane. We all know how important it is to keep the peace during the holidays, especially when some of our loved ones prefer not to see our body piercings, tattoos and other modification that have summed up through the years. This year, you can stay in style and keep grandma happy, thanks to all of beautiful, dainty and delicate body jewelry and piercings that are available. such as the constellation piercings.
In this article, we’ll share ideas on the latest jewelry to keep your piercings beautiful yet subtle as well as new piercings that you can don that are totally holiday friendly, as well as how to dress down some of your more prominent piercings. Let’s dive in for this season’s latest trends that is so elegant, you’ll want to sport it all year long. If you need a little refresher on how to switch out your body jewelry, be sure to check out Your Guide to Changing Body Jewelry Like a Pro for tips and tricks.
The latest in piercing trends is the new constellation piercing, which gives earlobes a whole new look. This piercing is achieved by placing deliberate clusters of piercings on the lobes and cartilage. They can range from clusters of 3 or more to create an arrangement of piercings, much like how the stars are laid out in the sky.
This piercing is must for the holidays since it really gives the prime real estate on your ears a new way to display your favorite jewelry. It’s still quite edgy and definitely a head turner, yet most employers and grandma’s give it the stamp of approval as long as the accompanying jewelry is dainty and tasteful. Combines with a tragus, rook or daith piercings, these constellations are such a delicate and highly customizable look.
Dainty New Jewelry
The newest of the new body jewelry that is available for this holiday season is much more refined than what we used to see in the 90’s- pretty much a big hunk of surgical steel. This season’s body jewelry trends boast teeny weeny diamonds and jewels on much finer gauged base that allows for dressing up less than discreet piercings, such as medusa, monroe, and dimple piercings.
Swapping out the good old metal ball for a shiny speck of diamond or opal, or any other semi precious stone is a great option when keeping your very visible piercings a toned down version for the holidays.
Tone It Down With Gold
Aside from switching over to more delicate jewelry, another way to consider when toning down your piercings for the holidays is to choose the gold tones for your piercing jewelry. Gold based jewelry tends to blend in with skin tones in a much softer focus that traditional white gold, surgical steel or titanium. Yellow golds go great with dark or olive undertones and rose golds are simply stunning on any skin tone. Try a finer gauge jewelry in rose gold or gold for your piercings to see which gold tones look best with your skin tone.
Gold jewelry also gives any piercing instant glamour, so holiday parties are a breeze with this jewelry. Try using a set of gold hoops and studs for your constellation piercing this holiday season…you’ll be amazed at just how wearable gold toned jewelry really is. Mixing up rose golds and yellow gold is another way to give your look an elegant flare, just be sure to keep the designs simple when mixing tones.
Under Pinning and Nude Things
Although we’ll look from grandma approved jewelry for our visible piercings, the holidays are a great time to add some shine and sparkle to our more intimate piercings, including navel piercings. (Hey, if our visible piercing take a make under, the non visible piercings get to have some extra love) Treat yourself this holiday to nipple rings with jeweled accents and distinct designs. Piercing jewelry with the white, shimmering opal accents are a must this season, like liquid snow, it’s so fresh and beautiful. Fake the look of constellation piercings on your navel piercing with a reverse belly ring, which looks much like an inside out belly ring that adorns the skin above and around your piercing. Gold tones for intimate genital piercings are so complimenting, so swap your trustee surgical steel curved barbell or ring to gold jewelry with a CZ ball end for an extra luxurious look and feel…after all, those are your private delicate gems.
When all else fails and there is just no way to please Aunt Kate for the holiday dinner, be kind to them with acrylic retainers. Hey, it’s one day of your life so even if it’s a pain in the butt to swap out to clear or nude retainer jewelry, take one for the team to keep the peace. New flesh colored retainers make stretched ears easy to camouflage and most retainers are super affordable and widely available, it’s really good to keep a few on stock in case of events like this. Retainers have come a long, long way since they were first introduced, so give it try. It’s also great to have on hand for medical procedures since metals are not acceptable for most diagnostic imaging machines.
Check out this holiday inspo below on our Idea Book below or visit BodyJewelry.com for the latest in body jewelry trends for the holidays and beyond, new items are added weekly.