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How To Balance Ear Piercings – New Ear Piercing Looks

If you're looking for some new ear-piercing looks, then you've come to the right place! In this article, we'll be exploring some of the hottest trends in ear piercing right now – along with how to get that all-important balanced look.

Join our expert jewellers here in Dublin to discover more about putting your earrings together like a pro. First, we'll start with some general ways to get a perfectly balanced look.

Some general ways to balance ear piercing


If you're thinking about getting a new ear piercing, you might be wondering how to balance them so they look their best. There are a few things to consider when choosing new earrings, such as the size and placement of the piercing, the type of jewellery you want to wear, and how to care for your new piercing.

When it comes to choosing new earrings, the most important thing is to find a style that you love. There are no hard and fast rules about how to balance your earrings, so feel free to experiment until you find a look that you're happy with.

If you're not sure where to start, take a look at some of the latest trends in earrings, including cartilage jewellery and see what catches your eye. Once you've found a style you like, it's time to consider the size and placement of your piercing. 
If you have multiple piercings, you'll need to make sure that your earrings are proportionate to each other. 

For example, if you have one small piercing and one large piercing, you'll want to choose earrings that are similarly sized. The placement of your piercings will also affect how your earrings look. If you have piercings close to the top of your ear, you might want to choose smaller earrings so that they don't overwhelm you, or if you have piercings further down on your ear, you may want to choose larger earrings for a more balanced look.

However, with some of the more unique styles of cartilage piercings having a huge wave of popularity at the moment feel free to be a piercings rule breaker!

Asymmetrical piercing 

One of the biggest trends for 2022 and beyond is asymmetrical piercings. This involves having two piercings on one ear but in different places.

For example, you could have one piercing near the top of your ear, and another near the bottom. 

This look is on trend and is sure to turn heads. The best sort of earrings for this unbalanced look is either beautiful diamond studs or classic hoops.

Asymmetrical piercing is a good look for those who want something a little more edgy and different, but still fairly simple and elegant.

Asymmetrical Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Lobe piercing

Although traditional, there is still room for a delicate or dramatic lobe piercing! some great looks for lobe piercings include:

  • Single small hoops or studs

  • A cluster of small hoops or studs

  • Large hoop or statement earring

To get a perfect balance look you could try :

  • Pairing a small hoop or stud in one lobe with a larger hoop or statement earring in the other lobe

  • Wearing three small hoops or studs in each lobe

  • Alternating between different earrings in each lobe

Lobe Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Double helix piercing 

If you're looking for something a little more daring, then you might want to try out a double helix piercing. This involves having two piercings on the same part of your ear, usually near the top. It's a great way to a neat balance between two separate piercings.

Double helix piercing is a great look for those who want to make more of a statement with their piercings. It's also a good choice for those who have always wanted two piercings in the same place. Double helix piercing looks fab when worn with studs, hoops or barbells.

To get a balanced look with a double helix piercing you could try wearing two studs of the same size, or one stud and one hoop.You could also mix up the metals you wear for a more eclectic look.

Double Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Industrial piercing 

If you're really looking to stand out from the crowd, then an industrial piercing might be for you.

This type of piercing is usually done at the top of the ear and involves having two piercings connected by a barbell.

Industrial piercing looks great with a range of different earrings, so you can really mix up your look. 

Just make sure that you choose barbells that are the same length so that your piercing looks symmetrical and gives a sense of balance.

Industrial Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Conch piercing 

The conch piercing is another great choice for those who want to make a statement with their piercings.  This type of piercing is usually done through the outer cartilage of the ear and can be decorated with a range of different earrings.

One thing to keep in mind with conch piercings is that they can take a while to heal, so you need to be patient and make sure that you clean them regularly. But once they’re healed you'll have a unique and stylish piercing that will stand out. The best type of earrings to create a sense of balance with conch piercings are usually hoops or studs. 

But you can experiment with different types of earrings to see what looks best for you. Just make sure that you're careful with how you clean them and don't pull on them too much.

Conch Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Another way to get a real balance is to consider having two piercings on each ear. This can look particularly effective if you have one conch piercing and one helix piercing. You could even go for two conch piercings, which will make a statement.

Daith piercing  

This dynamic new earring look is a type of ear piercing that goes through the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. They aren't usually as common as other types of ear piercings.

It is located on the ear’s ridge where it meets the head. Daith piercings are unique and are perfect for a contemporary look. 

This type of look can be balanced by getting a helix piercing, which is a piercing of the upper cartilage of the ear. 

Daith Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Rook piercing   

The rook piercing is another great choice for those who want something a little different. This piercing is located at the top of the ear, near the innermost cartilage fold. 

Rook piercings are usually done with a barbell, but you could also try a hoop or stud.

Paired rook piercings can look very effective and are often worn with conch piercings or helix piercings for a balanced look.

Rook Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Tragus piercings   

This dramatic new ear piercing look is a type of piercing that goes through the tragus, which is the small piece of cartilage that protrudes in front of the ear canal.

You can balance a tragus piercing by having an anti-tragus or conch piercing on the opposite side, or for a more dramatic and 'off-balanced' look you can wear a stud in your conch and a hoop in your tragus.

Tragus Piercing - Gear Jewellers

Orbital piercing    

This type of piercing is made up of two piercings that are done in the earlobe and then connected with a single piece of jewellery. 

This look is best achieved by having an experienced and professional piercer do the work for you.

If you want to balance out an orbital piercing, you can get a second piercing on the opposite side of your earlobe and wear a stud through both piercings. 

The best type of earrings for an orbital piercing is small, delicate studs.

Orbital Piercing - Gear Jewellers

How to balance ear piercings – Next steps  

So we hope that’s given you lots of inspiration for new ear piercing looks and how to get a perfectly balanced look.

The next step is to browse our extensive collection of beautiful earrings, including hoops, droppers, and our boho-inspired on-trend lightning bolts, butterflies and stargazers.

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