Body piercing has been one of the most common tradition enjoyed by people of different tribes and cultural groups. Today, body piercing has become more than a tradition but an art or a fashion trend. Puncturing and making holes to wear a jewelry has been one of the most common reasons for body piercing. Ear piercing has been the oldest and most enjoyed form of body modifications with written references regarding this art from different cultures that date back to the early history. Both men and women had their ear pierced at an early age as seen in the archaeological evidences from Persia.
Earrings became a fashion trend since the English Renaissance during the 1950s among courtiers and gentlemen. Even sailors wore earrings that could help them in making proper payments at different times when they require a boat or anything in the sea. It has now become a global practice although people enjoy various forms of ear piercing. Down the ages, various forms of beautifully piercing ears to give a boom to jewels and adorn anyone’s look has been the most tradition throughout the world. So, let us take a look at the top 10 best types of ear piercing commonly enjoyed by a lot of people in this world.
As the name says itself, Tragus piercing is done on the part of the ear which is called ‘tragus’- a small oval flap of cartilage situated just over the ear lobe. This type of ear piercing is extremely painful because the ear part is thick and fleshy which could lead to excessive bleeding and pain. Small gauge piercing needles are used during this the tragus piercing and bead rings or wire rings can be used as the ornament. It is painful, takes long time to heal and often creates irritation and problems while using an ear-phone. However, stretching and tearing chances are very low which makes it safer. According to BBC, Tragus piercing became popular after 2005.
Anti tragus piercing is one of the best type of ear piercing done on the outer side of the ear which lies just opposite to the tragus. As the size of anti-tragus varies from people to people, it gets difficult to pierce in some. Anti-tragus piercing is found to be done by people who have a genuine love to body piercing. It gives a catchy, unique and stylish looks but needs a lot of care and assistance as it can be painful during the insertion and putting off the earring. Circular and curved barbells can be used in this type of ear piercing.
Rook piercing is done by perforating of anti-helix of the ear and is regarded as one of the most painful and difficult type of ear piercing. Initially tried by a professional piercer Erik Dakota, this type of ear piercing can be done in different cartilages of the ear and also gives a very unique style than any other type of ear piercing. Any sort of modified jewelry can be worn in this piercing with the captive bead rings and the curved barbells being the most common. As this type of piercing is difficult, individuals require assistance to wear and remove the jewelry from their ear. Also, stretching of holes in the entrance and exit parts should not be done as they may cause problems in the cartilage.