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Constellation Piercings

Using the term “constellation” to refer to a set of piercings is not exactly new. Not too long ago the catch phrase “curated ear” was being used by piercing clients to describe custom piercing projects to accommodate the client’s unique anatomy. The thing is, this is normal practice for any piercer, we’ve always worked with the features of the client’s anatomy. This wasn’t a new concept.

As the Daith piercing myth seems to have finally gone away, we now have the above image floating around social media featuring ears with points for piercing to resemble the constellations of the night sky. In our studio, we’re already having requests for ear piercings like the ones depicted. Something to consider is how the piercings in the image will look without the guidelines drawn in. It won’t be obvious there’s a constellation on the ear.

Before pursuing sophisticated and sometimes complicated ear projects like these please remember a few things. Not everyone’s anatomy is going to be suitable for every piercing. These projects can be very expensive. Consider that each piercing includes a service fee and the cost of jewelry. Most single piercings like these have an average starting cost of about $90.

Also, the more piercings you receive at once, the harder it becomes for any of them to heal. A general rule of thumb is only three healing piercings at once. “Constellations” may take months to complete and may be difficult to keep all of them for long term wear.

Lastly, keep in mind we’re still in a pandemic and all possible risk management measures are being utilized in our studio. Before visiting our studio please follow the link below.

John Johnson
John Johnson is a professional body piercer at New Flower Studio in Long Beach, CA. He's also a Red Cross instructor and authorized OSHA trainer. He manages the online curriculum for the Association of Professional Piercers and is a member of ASTM International.