Ear piercings are the most popular and common type of body piercings throughout the world. All across the world, from the US to India, an insurmountable number of people opt for earlobe piercings. There are different types of earlobe piercings. In fact, apart from the most common earlobe piercing, there are almost 12 other options.

Just like the nose, tongue, and other body piercings, ear piercings can be decorated with a variety of jewelry options that can help you express yourself.


Whether you are a newbie to piercings or are looking to add another one to your ear, you should be aware of the multiple options you have.

Here are the most common types of ear piercings with their jewelry options to give you a stunning and eye-catching look.

Earlobe Piercing

The easiest and most comfortable piercings of them all are the earlobe piercing. It is quite natural for people to get their lobes pierced at a very young age. For instance, in India, people get their child’s ear piercing when they are just an infant.

The earlobe piercing opens you up to a world of opportunities; you can wear simple studs, hoops, dangles, and even massive chandelier earrings.

Upper Lobe Piercing

As the name suggests, the upper lope piercing is positioned a little higher than the normal earlobe piercing. It usually makes for a very cool pairing with a lobe piercing. You can opt for multiple piercings on your lobe, depending on the size of your ear. An upper lobe piercing can be adorned with some trendy studs, tiny hoops, or any other type of fashionable earrings.

Helix Piercing

A helix piercing is positioned on the upper edge of the ear. The helix pierces through the soft ear cartilage, giving you a large space for numerous piercings. Many people opt for at least 2 to 3 helix piercings on average; this is referred to as the double or triple helix. The most common type of helix piercing jewelry is a small and trendy pair of hoops. However, you can also choose curved or straight bars to adorn this wonderful piercing.

Daith Piercing

The Daith piercing has become a growingly popular type of ear piercing. This piercing looks beautiful while nestled right within your ear. The most common type of jewelry for this ear piercing is a tiny hoop as it fits perfectly along the inner curve of the ear. Moreover, another great jewelry option for this ear piercing is horseshoe hoops.

Tragus Piercing

The tragus piercing is position on the outcrop of your cartilage above your ear canal. Due to the small size of the tragus, there is often a place for only a single piercing. However, if you have a larger tragus, you can opt for numerous piercings. The perfect earrings for the tragus piercing are studs and hoops. They can make your ear piercing look even more stunning! Moreover, due to the location of the tragus, you can opt for the fanciest ear jewelry to show off.

These were just some types of ear piercings with their jewelry options. There are many more piercings out there that you can go for!