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Faux Snug Piercing

A faux snug piercing is the combination of a conch and a helix piercing placed in such a way so as to resemble a snug piercing. The pain is relatively less and the healing time is also shorter and more comfortable than a standard snug piercing.

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Snug Piercing

The snug piercing is done in the anti-helix part of the ear, adjacent to the ear canal. That is why it is also known as the anti-helix piercing. The inner ear counterpart of the helix piercing involves the perforation of both the inner and outer ear cartilage. The unique piercing would make you stand out in the crowd but that not everyone’s ear shape supports it should be taken into account.

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Orbital Piercing

If you adore the looks of cartilage piercings like the conch, rook, snug and tragus but are put off by their excessive healing time, you can try the orbital piercing that looks as stylish but has a shorter healing duration. It is a combination of two holes placed close to each other with a single piece of jewelry passing through them. It is usually done at the center of the helix region, but you can have it in any other part of the ear, including the lobe.

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Transverse Lobe Piercing

A transverse lobe piercing, also called a horizontal lobe piercing, involves two punctures at the bottom part of the earlobe. A professional piercing artist usually does it with a 14 or 16 gauge needle. Though it runs a higher risk of infection, the piercing is a hit with teenage girls and even men. The angle of the perforation is mainly dependent on the shape and size of the lobe.

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Orbital Lobe Piercing

An orbital lobe piercing can be done in any part of the earlobe with a tiny hoop as the basic jewelry. It is a combination of two holes that are connected with a single piece of jewelry. The perforations can pass from the front to the back of the ear or vice versa. You can get both the piercings done at once or separately. You can pair the cool piercing with an existing constellation piercing for a stunning effect. You can also use it to separate your first and second ear lobe piercings.

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Upper Lobe Piercing

The upper lobe piercing is done in the upper part of the ear lobe. The simple piercing looks best when paired with the standard lobe piercing. You can have up to three piercings in this region of the ear. Adorn it with the right jewelry for a dainty and chic look.

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4 Lobe Piercings

If you have a bigger ear lobe and are open to experimenting, you can go for a fourth piercing. It looks elegant, classy, and makes you stand out in the crowd. Adorn it with gems and diamonds for an appealing party look.

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Triple Lobe Piercing

Adding a third piercing to your lobe ups the glam quotient. 3 lobe piercings are not just for the ‘Bohemians’ or the ‘rebellious’. You would find them on teenagers and older women as well. You can have triple ear piercings on one ear or both the ears for a symmetrical appearance.

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Double Lobe Piercing

In a double lobe piercing, there is a second hole usually beside the standard lobe piercing. It allows you to show off some fun and fancy jewelry. Though there is not always a need to have earrings on both of them, it allows you to showcase two separate jewelry pieces. The second piercing is done at least 8 mm away from the first hole so that the jewelry on them do not touch each other.

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Ear Lobe Piercing

Ear lobe piercing or lobe piercing, as the name suggests, is done on the fleshiest part of the ear lobe. It is probably the first one you would get as a child and is the simplest and most common. You can have single or multiple piercings on your ear lobe that you can adorn with trendy and stylish jewelry. Here is a guide to everything you might want to know about the standard lobe piercing.