The Cool New Piercing Trends Everyone's Trying
It used to be that — much like tattoos or ripped jeans — piercings were reserved for people with Steven Tyler haircuts, cigarettes, and Sex Pistols jackets. Now, thanks to modern-day celebrities redefining what it means to "look cool," they have become far more mainstream — and anyone with the capacity to play air guitar has been pulling them off with aplomb.
The last few years especially have seen a meteoric rise in ear piercing trends — from where you get it to the sheer number of jewellery you use — and it's only getting more exciting. "What makes the piercings [right now] fresh and interesting is this idea of being able to work with what you already have, as opposed to needing to create an entire new look," said Cassi Lopez, piercer at New York Adorned.
Ahead, we've asked NYC's top piercers to share the styles they think everyone will be getting this year. Walk this way.