People of all cultures, ethnicities, and creeds, have been piercing their ears for thousands of years, which explains why we’ve gotten so creative at it. To some extent, ear-piercing has become not only an aesthetic choice but an art form in itself if done properly. Speaking of which, we will delve over the next few minutes into the world of ear piercings in a quest to find out the most popular and at the same time creative ear piercings in the world today.
While you may be familiar with some of them, the sheer complexity of most of these piercings will definitely astonish you. So without further ado, here are the 20 most popular ear piercing types out there.
Done by perforating the anti-helix of the year, rook piercing is perhaps the most painful type of piercing out there. It is believed that the first complex rook piercing ever tried was done by professional piercer Erik Dakota who performed it on himself. Over the years, rook piercing became more and more popular, to the point that any respectable piercing salon will perform it nowadays.
That being said, we should make it clear that the sheer complexity of this piercing makes it very difficult to accommodate regular jewelry, which is why any such piercing should involve a permanent ring or curved barbell.