Summertime Body Piercing | Trends and Tips 2017

It’s almost summer and as you would expect the current trend for virtually every fashionista is getting that picturesque summer body ready. Body Jewelry enthusiasts are not left out of this fashion drive, what better way to compliment the ultimate summer body than spotting an eye-popping and truly trendy jewelry piece. Confused on which body jewelry piece or piercing to add to your collection, we’ve got you covered. We’ve gone round to summate the high rise piercing styles and accessories currently trending in anticipation of the upcoming summer frenzy.

According to L.A.’s Brain Keith Thompson a renowned body jeweler and owner of ‘The Body Electric,’ three piercings currently in vogue with a guarantee to turn heads this summer are the earlobe, tragus, and Daith piercings. Pro tip; in combination, these three piercings go hand in hand and perfectly complement each other. That said, if you are looking to get just one Thompson recommends the Daith piercing as they seem to be the piercing with the most momentum as of now. Getting a Daith piercing could be likened to killing two birds with one stone. Apart from being trendy, Daith piercings have been long thought to ease the incidence and severity of migraines, making it the first official pain reliever that cures pain and simultaneously beautifies you!

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For our nostalgic readers, one piercing trend sure to make a comeback after a hiatus in its popularity for the most part of 2016 and early 2017 is the navel or belly button piercings. Thompson agrees that these piercings, despite growing concerns of their compatibility with older people are definitely among those you should put in your wish list. In his words “the only time you get to qualify as being too old for a piercing is after your death.” So for any oldie out there, looking to get a belly button piercing but scared of the prospect there goes your confirmation; summertime is the right time to get that belly button piercing.

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While belly button piercings may not turn heads since they are likely to be covered by clothing, for the most part, smiley piercings, on the other hand, are the absolute definition of summer head twisters. With smiley piercings, you got just one job, smile! Smiley piercings go through the thin fold of skin just underneath the inner lower lips creating into which you can string accessories like a bent barbell. With A-list celebs like Keke Palmer currently rocking this signature piercing, the stage is officially set for its rise to prominence come summer meaning we get to see more happy faces in the major cities and metropolises.

One piercing style destined to climb the ladder of popularity but this time only for the viewing pleasure of you and your significant other (which could be the whole world depending on your predisposition) are nipple piercings. Again inspired by celebrity showcase with superstar model Bella Hadid rocking one, this piercing style done right brings a touch of sexiness to the body of the wearer. A nipple piercing could be your dirty little secret or bold fashion statement to the world. Whichever is the case (though we seriously root for the latter) rest assured that your decision is to get a nipple piercing is well informed with regards to current piercing trends.

If you are already well pierced and just looking for a way to spice up your piercing catalog, you could always opt in for more jewelry pieces that stand out. If money is not an issue body jewelry made out of Gold are guaranteed to add that sparkle and glow to your overall look. For individuals who have a poorly placed earlobe piercing, incorporating one or more other strategically placed earlobe piercing in the formation of a constellation piercing is a sure fire way to breathe vibrancy and pizazz into a formerly lackluster piercing. Constellation piercings which have been fashionable since last year are still pretty much mainstream, and considering the signature chic and stylish look it accords its wearers it’s a piercing trend sure to stand the test of time.