Misconceptions about ear piercings

Hello everyone!

Today I want to talk to you about some common misconceptions about ear piercings that just aren't accurate.  Although ear piercings are relatively common, there are a lot of misconceptions about them that are fairly widespread. 

1.  Ear piercings are straightforward.

They are popular but that doesn't mean they're simple.  While ear piercings are very common, they still involve some serious risks.  The most common (even though all are relatively uncommon) include:
  • Abscess
  • Allergic reaction
  • Perichondritis
  • Embedded earrings
  • Infection
  • Keloid scarring
  • Traumatic tearing

2.  Earrings have to be moved quite often.

This is one of the worst pieces of advice you can give to someone who decided to get a piercing.  Turning the earring regularly only makes the wound worse and inevitably, it takes longer to heal.

3.  If a piercing closes up, you can just pierce it again.

This is definitely not always recommended.  If a piercing is rejected, it should not be re-pierced.  Scar tissue is much weaker than healthy tissue, and much more painful to pierce through. 

4.  If you remove an earring, the piercing will heal right away.

This is another misconception.  People are different in many ways, including how fast they heal.  Some people might take out an earring and the hole closes within weeks.  However, others might have piercings that never close.

5.  Piercings are temporary.

Even if you take out the earring, the piercing will leave a mark.  Body jewellery may be temporary, but taking out an earring does not necessarily leave the skin behind smooth and unblemished.  Most piercings don’t magically disappear; scarring, bumps, depressions or holes may remain.

6.  Piercings are for teenagers.

For many people, the world of piercing is still associated with teenagers.  The truth is that people of all ages are getting pierced more than ever before.

7.  Ear piercings are basic /boring.

Piercing, nowadays, is being done on almost any body part.  However, ear piercing is something that is highly common and provides you with loads of options.  Here are some of those different types of ear piercing options…
  • Standard lobe piercing.  This is the type of piercing that is the most common
  • Upper lobe piercing
  • Transverse lobe piercing
  • Stacked lobe piercing
  • Auricle piercing
  • Conch piercing
  • Outer conch /Flat piercing
  • Helix piercing
  • Mid helix piercing
  • Low helix piercing
  • Anti-helix /Forward helix piercing
  • Industrial piercing
  • Tragus piercing
  • Anti-tragus piercing
  • Rook piercing
  • Faux rook piercing
  • Snug piercing
  • Faux snug piercing 
  • Orbital piercing
  • Daith piercing
  • Industrial piercing

ear piercing options

ear piercing options

Do you have any piercings?  Let me know what piercings you have in the comment section below.  If you want to know more about my ear piercings check out my previous posts: All about my ear piercings and New ear piercing and future piercings?

Have a great day!


I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! If you ask a question I will answer it asap. – Cosette

  1. I am 48 years old and love my ear piercings! I just got a daith piercing for my birthday. I also have a tragus,rook,conch,lobe,and upper helix. I am definitely going back!

  2. Does your Faith piercing truly help with relieve uour headaches or migraines? I've heard it does and hav considered getting it done for that reason, as well as I think it's pretty.
    Desperate for help with my migraines. Plz let me know if it actually works or not. Thx!

  3. I will soon be 59 and have the first 5 of the line and one helix. Also tried the belly button twice but thinned out too much. Working on tattoos now!

  4. El artículo está genial, me habría gustado que se detallase un poco sobre el material de los piercings. Pero me lo guardo en favoritos

    1. Gracias por tu comentario. Acabo de publicar un nuevo post titulado Piercings and metal allergies

  5. Tragus Piercing I read such an article, do you think these are correct? Has anyone had it done before?

  6. Awesome Post on misconception about ear piercing. But I actually love ear piercing as Ear stretching (also called ear gauging) is when you gradually stretch out pierced holes in your strectched earlobes
    . Given enough time, the size of these holes could be anywhere from the diameter of a pencil to that of a soda can. Ear stretching takes time and effort.

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