Ear Piercing with Studex

Constellation Piercings: A New Trend?

Constellation Piercings: Studex System 75 piercing jewelry
We love them to the moon and back: constellation piercings. Since Refinery 29 reported about this trend under the term “constellation piercings,” apparently coined by L.A.-based piercer Brian Keith Thompson, it has been covered in various media. But what exactly are constellation piercings? And is this really a new trend?

Constellation piercings are a combination of three or more ear piercings per ear. They usually come as an arrangement of three piercings in the earlobe and one or more piercings in the cartilage area of the ear, such as a helix piercing. Studs or tiny hoops are the jewelry of choice for this trend.

Not really new, you say?

Constellation Piercings: Studex System 75 piercing jewelry
True, we answer. Multiple earrings per ear are not a new trend but definitely one that’s still gaining momentum. We have reported about this trend for the past four years (see 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). But we do love piercers like Brian Keith Thompson and other ear piercing specialists who develop their own styles of ear piercing combinations.

Thompson, who has pierced the ears of celebrities such as Beyoncé or Scarlett Johansson at his body piercing and tattoo parlor Body Electric Tattoo on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, shows some great examples of his work on his Instagram page:

#BodyElectricTattoo #BrianKeithThompson

Ein von Brian Keith Thompson (@bodyelectrictattoo) gepostetes Foto am

My little Niece’s ear by BKT. #BodyElectricTattoo #BrianKeithThompson

Ein von Brian Keith Thompson (@bodyelectrictattoo) gepostetes Foto am

Double Helix by BKT. #BodyElectricTattoo #BrianKeithThompson

Ein von Brian Keith Thompson (@bodyelectrictattoo) gepostetes Foto am

By BKT! #BodyElectricTattoo #BrianKeithThompson

Ein von Brian Keith Thompson (@bodyelectrictattoo) gepostetes Foto am

What are the main characteristics of constellation piercings?

For us at Studex and earpiercing.biz, not all multiple ear piercings per ear are constellation piercings. In fact, constellation piercings are a sub-trend of the multiple ear piercings trend. For us, true constellation piercings have the following characteristics:

  • A minimum of three earrings per ear, mainly studs
  • All earrings in the shapes of celestial bodies: planets, stars, moons, rings, etc.
  • A combination of ear piercing jewelry in different sizes
  • Different arrangements of ear piercings on both ears (asymmetrical)

In case you’re wondering: Constellation piercings do not need to represent miniature versions of actual star constellations, such as Orion, or asterisms, such as the Big Dipper. They just give your ears a touch of sparkle that is similar to the night sky.

carrying my own little constellation with me wherever i go💫

Ein von grace liang (@hellograciegrace) gepostetes Foto am

New piercing! Forward helix by #bodyelectrictattoo

Ein von Dreama Walker (@dreamadew) gepostetes Foto am

Double Outer Conch by BKT. #BodyElectricTattoo #BodyElectricTattoo

Ein von Brian Keith Thompson (@bodyelectrictattoo) gepostetes Foto am

They look best with a combination of earrings of the same color or material.

Some gorgeous examples of Studex System 75 constellation piercing studs:

Constellation Piercings: Studex System 75 karat gold or gold-plated piercing studs
Constellation Piercings: Studex System 75 karat gold or gold-plated piercing studs

Left to right: pearl, 2 mm, bezel setting, gold plated (7531-0301); ball, 3 mm, 18K yellow gold (7518-3000-23); diamond, 8 point (0.08 ct), Tiffany setting, 14K yellow gold (7514-3035-23); star, 4 mm, gold plated (7511-0501); April crystal, 3 mm, bezel setting, 18K yellow gold (7518-3204-23); 3 mm Cubic Zirconia, Tiffany setting, 18K yellow gold (7518-3010-23)

Constellation Piercings: Studex System 75 surgical stainless steel piercing studs
Constellation Piercings: Studex System 75 surgical stainless steel piercing studs

Left to right: ball, 3 mm, surgical stainless steel (7532-0300); April crystal, 2 mm, bezel setting, surgical stainless steel (7532-0204); 5 mm Cubic Zirconia, star, Tiffany setting, surgical stainless steel (7522-0402); Fireball, AB crystal, 4.5 mm, surgical stainless steel (7522-0315); 2 mm Cubic Zirconia, Tiffany setting, surgical stainless steel (7532-0100); star, 4 mm, surgical stainless steel (7512-0501)

Ready for a starry night? Go for it.

Constellation Piercings: The Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh

Let’s stay in touch

Twitter Follow us on Twitter.

Facebook Studex FanClub Germany

Pinterest Visit us on Pinterest.

Instagram Follow us on Instagram.

YouTube Watch us on YouTube.

Contact Send us a message.

@StudexMe on Twitter

It’s so simple