New year, new you! As cliche as it is to say, the New Year offers the perfect opportunity to become the person you’ve always wanted to be, whether it’s through the changing of habits, goals, or aesthetics.
This also makes it the optimal time to try out that new piercing you’ve always wanted. It’s amazing how something as small as a piercing can transform you. It might be just what you need to transition your mindset into the new you that you’re trying to be.
Deciding that you want a piercing is the easy part. Figuring out which piercing you want to get poses more of a challenge. To help you out, we’ve put together a guide featuring five of the hottest piercing trends for 2024.
Multiple ear piercings have been the defining piercing trend of the 2020s. It makes sense; the ear is the one place on the body where you can go all out for your piercing style while remaining professional and socially accepted. While piercings, in general, are gaining more mainstream acceptance, ear piercings are firmly in the “a-okay” category, making them ideal for career-oriented piercees.
Because the ears present a wide canvas upon which you can cultivate a range of arrangements, it’s ripe for multiple piercings. Depending on your ear anatomy, stack two piercings on top of each other, or in a triangular shape, or cultivate a more focused look with the ever-popular constellation piercing style.
Whatever style you prefer, now is the time to get all of the piercings that you desire in your lobe or cartilage.
Perhaps because of the vast popularity of cartilage piercings, piercees have sought out new areas to pierce the ear. This has led to the introduction of a new piercing type: the contra conch.
The outer conch (or contra conch) piercing helps to fill in empty spaces in your cultivated cartilage look. A lesser-known piercing, it sits a little lower on the flat part of the cartilage in the inner ear, helping to separate the lower and upper parts of the inner cartilage. This placement begs for gemstones or dainty charms that will help to complete any cartilage style. While it looks fantastic on its own, it begs to be complemented by other cartilage piercings.
Located in the flat area of cartilage below the upper rim of the ear, the flat piercing provides a larger area for unique piercing placement. It is the perfect placement to showcase a statement earring and can act as the centerpiece of a curated ear.
While fantastic on its own, combine with other cartilage piercings, like the forward helix or rook for a multi-dimensional look.
Whether you aim for a minimalist aesthetic, or something more “in-your-face”, the flat piercing provides the ideal scape to express your style.
Aligning with the multiple ear piercing look, snakebite ear piercings are another 2024 piercing trend that you can’t miss. Consisting of two piercings placed closely together, this style can appear on any suitable portion of the ear, including the lobe, the helix, the auricle, or the flat. Filled with two dainty gemstones, it offers a super cute look that’s sleek, sophisticated, and unique.
While snakebite piercings are usually filled with flat-back cartilage earring styles, they also look fantastic filled with hoops, circular barbells, or other jewelry styles, especially if you want them to stand out. And, after all, when it’s a new you, don’t you want others to notice?
A new piercing doesn’t have to be the only way that you adjust your look in 2024. Charm add-ons will bring your existing jewelry to a new level.
The 2020s have loved mix-and-match looks, and the rise in charm jewelry is a direct result of this trend. With cute and fun charms, you can easily create a bold, eclectic look that’s both cultivated and seemingly random. While charms provide a whimsical quality, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be high-class.
Our collection of charm jewelry allows you to simultaneously elevate your look and add an element of fanciful fun to your body jewelry collection. The new you will absolutely adore it.
Sometimes, to reinvent or rediscover ourselves, all it takes is a small aesthetic change. A new piercing or jewelry style can bring your internal changes to the external world. Shop FreshTrends now to find the jewelry styles that complement the person that you will be in 2024.