6 Cool-Girl Ear Piercings You'll Want to Get in 2019

Amy Lawrenson

Ear piercings are so popular that department store Liberty London famously condensed all the It bags into another part of the shop floor to make way for the rather grand Maria Tash concession a couple of years back. The New York–based jeweller's designs famously temporarily popped up in Liberty during fashion week one season, and the rest, as they say, is history.

A carefully and beautifully curated ear is now the accessory du jour. But the types and combinations of ear piercings you choose are up to you. To help you make a decision, below you'll find the five main piercings from the daith to the rook. If you find one you like, click the link below and it will take you to a more in-depth article that reveals everything you need to know about your chosen piercing type, from the jewellery that works best to the aftercare.

Further, below you'll find our favourite jewellery designers (we asked our sister site Who What Wear for their recommendations too) because the jewellery you choose is just as important as the placement.

Keep scrolling to find the six ear piercings that all the cool girls have.

High-Lobe Piercing

The high-lobe piercing is a fun way to add piercings on the lobe. They're especially good for making a feature out of a poorly-placed piercing you may have had done before. 

Read all about the high-lobe piercing here. 

The Daith Ear Piercing

Found in a slightly awkward position, the daith (pronounced like "faith") takes a skilled piercer. It's also the piercing that is rumoured to help alleviate migraines.

Read more about the daith piercing here.

The Tragus Ear Piercing

The tragus can add detail to any curated ear, especially when it's adorned with a pretty stud or snug hoop.

Tempted? Click here to read more about the tragus piercing.

The Conch Ear Piercing

The conch is pretty versatile. It can be pierced with a stud for a subtle effect, a double stud (if you're feeling brave) or a cuff that can hug its way around the edge of your ear.

If you're feeling brave enough to pierce right through your ear, then click here to find out more about the conch piercing.

The Helix Ear Piercing

Helix piercings—piercings that are placed anywhere on the upper outer cartilage of the ear—are often the first choice when moving from the lobe. But they've become even more popular now, and piercers and clients are experimenting with multiple helix piercings on one ear.

Click here to read all about helix piercings here.

The Rook Ear Piercing

One of the more unusual inner-ear piercings, this is best suited to a hoop, although a bar is recommended for the initial healing period.

If you like the look of a rook piercing, click here to find out more.

The Earring Shopping List

Maria Tash Diamond Paisley (Left) Threaded Stud Earring (£145)

Maria Tash has the original cool-girl earrings.

Catbird Sleeping Beauty 14-Karat Gold Diamond Earrings (£265)

Catbird is perfect if you love seriously dainty jewellery.

Theodora Warre Quartz Crystal & Rainbow Moonstone Star Earrings (£330)

Theodora Warre is great for hoops and if you like to shop British.

Tada and Toy Star Hoop Earrings ($60)

How fun are these star hoops?

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