With the end of 2015 hours away, we wanted to look ahead at the coming year and highlight some of the new styles in body jewelry. But first, lest take a look back at the year that was 2015. This past year saw an explosion in the popularity of body jewelry. Fueled by our celebrity-driven culture, body jewelry searches spiked whenever a young Kardashian was seen in public, or when Cara Delevingne was seen on the runway or in a magazine.
2015 was the year of the septum piercing. A piercing style that had been around for thousands of years, the septum piercing was the ‘it’ piercing for 2015. Celebrities worldwide were seen wearing a variation of the septum piercing. From simple, delicate hoops to oversize and ornate hangers.
The other hot style for 2015 was the industrial piercing. Popular with collage kids in the 90’s, the industrial surged in 2015. Beginning as a simple 316L barbell, industrial piercing jewelry is now ornate and elegant. Opal gems, titanium, 14kt gold, glow-in-the-dark and interchangeable charms are just some of the popular styles this year.
But what’s going to be hot in 2016? The piercing that looks to dominate in the upcoming year is the smiley. A simple, hidden-until-you-want-to-show-it piercing, the smiley is on the up in a big way. Piercing the web behind the upper lip, the jewelry of choice if the simple horseshoe. Who would have thought?