So what is a ‘curated ear’ and why is this a trend you might ask? It’s essentially where a person has multiple small and delicate piercings to create an elegant finished look. These multiple piercings are often strategically planned out by either the individual or the professional piercer themselves. This global trend has taken over Instagram, with many influencers showing off their multiple piercings. Every piercing look can be so unique and personal to the person, which is part of what makes this trend so great. There are so many options to choose from, so here are some of the individual piercing types to give you some inspiration for when piercing parlors reopen.

By Niamh Casey



The ‘Hidden Tash Helix’ piercing is a unique Maria Tash design. The delicate jewel and the intricate placement makes this piercing individual and stunning. Maria Tash has a store in Brown Thomas in Dublin so if this piercing has grabbed your interest be sure to check it out.


If you want to start off your curated ear by sticking to the lobes first, the ‘stacked lobe’ look is a super choice. A really elegant look, especially when paired with twinkling gems that catch the eye. These piercings look great alone or paired with other piercings up along the ear. A great place to start if you’re thinking about starting your curated ear.


The multiple hoop look was made for a curated ear. The hoops and rings in the different ear parts really help bring together the overall look and help tie all of the different piercings together, as demonstrated here by Jamie Genevieve. Her multiple hoops on her lobes really compliment her helix ring, the ring and chain on her outer ear, and her rook piercing, the hoop on her inner ear. Having coordinating earrings really helps turn multiple different piercings into one curated look.


A ‘Daith’ piercing is really a showstopper when it comes to piercings. It takes center stage and is a great option if you don’t want too many piercings but still want something to fill up space and tie the curated look together. Daith jewelry can range from a simple ring to a dazzling set of gems. The choice is up to you and you, it all depends on the overall look you’re trying to achieve.


The main goal of a curated ear is ultimately to create a finished look. Something that doesn’t look too clustered and looks like you strategically planned it from the start. One way to do that is to have one overall colour scheme. Gold, silver or black, just like this curated ear below by AWOL, Galway. If the jewellery matches, it creates one very polished, finished look.


Feature Image: Kimia Zarifi,