[as originally published on refinery29.com]
Call us fickle, but we can't help but itch for change when the seasons shift. Since the turn of the spring equinox, we've considered dyeing our hair a trendy shade of "sunlight brunette," ditching our winter polish for a fishy manicure, or swapping our cat-eye flicks for floating crease eyeliner. But even before we text our colorists or book a nail appointment, we're calling our piercers.
Piercings have never been cooler than they are right now, which is exactly why we're so eager to add more jewelry to our lobes, rooks, daiths... you get the point. As celebrity piercer Brian Keith Thompson once told us, your ears are meant to be decorated — and by the looks of our Instagram saved collections, he's not wrong. We've rounded up some of the raddest new piercings we can't wait to get this season, ahead.
"My ears are pretty small and my pain tolerance is low, but I think this is very realistic — and gorgeously minimalist — inspiration. I already have my lobe and mid-cartilage pierced, so now I want to complete the trifecta." — Megan Decker, Beauty Writer
"Airbrushed skin and glossy sun-kissed highlights aside, I really wish I could replicate the earlobe of makeup artist and Roen Beauty founder Nikki DeRoest. Sadly, I probably can't afford any one of the four diamond-encrusted huggies she layers up one ear, so I might just settle on a similar terracotta manicure, because that's also chic as hell." — Decker
"I've had my eye on a double-helix piercing for a few months. I love that you can alternate between dainty studs or make a statement (while your hair is in a ponytail) with icy hoops. I already have one helix piercing, so half the battle is done. Now, I just need to build up the guts to get one more hole and make my IG saved tab a reality." — Aimee Simeon, Beauty Writer
"I used to want my ear decorated from top to bottom in jewelry, but lately, I've been gravitating more towards large pieces that are delicate, but cover a ton of surface area without having to get more than one hole pierced. This Ear Climber from Bonito Jewelry looks like a bobby pin, but clips through your piercing and, with a tiny squeeze, stays in place all day." — Samantha Sasso, Beauty Writer
"I never thought I'd want a nose piercing after my college roommate got a brutal keloid scarfrom hers. Then, I saw that Maggie Rogers and Kacey Musgraves have tiny diamonds in their noses and hopped on that bandwagon very quickly." — Sasso
"I love the look of simple, understated gold jewelry, and this setup combining tons of tiny hoops with a flat stud is just perfect." — Rachel Krause, Senior Beauty Editor
"I’m a simple person when it comes to accessorizing: I’ve worn the same small earrings for nearly 10 years. But my urge to experiment has been growing lately, and I've been looking for something subtle that fits my taste. This triple flat is so pretty and clean — it’s definitely the perfect piercing for stepping out of my comfort zone." — Thatiana Diaz, Beauty Writer