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 similarly being used by clients to describe custom ear piercing projects to accommodate their specific anatomy.
The thing is, this concept is normal practice for any piercer, we’ve always worked with the specific features of a client’s anatomy. This isn’t new at all. The only change is the terminology as it has evolved with each new generation of piercing clients and of course, social media.
As the Daith piercing myth seems to have nearly faded away, we now have the diagram at the top of the page floating around social media featuring ears with points for piercing said to resemble the constellations of the night sky. In our studio these days, requests for ear piercings like the ones depicted above are not unusual. However, 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. What the world will see is a collection of nice piercings.
Any collection of well placed piercings (with equally nice looking jewelry) will be attractive. But without the guidelines drawn in, there’s no obvious resemblance to any astronomical constellation.
Before pursuing sophisticated and sometimes complicated ear projects like these, please remember a few things. First, not everyone’s anatomy is going to be suitable for every piercing. Also, these projects can be very expensive. Consider that each piercing includes both a service fee and the cost of jewelry. Most single piercings like these have an average starting cost over $100 with basic jewelry in a modern studio that sells quality jewelry. The more valuable the jewelry you favor, like gold, the more expensive the total cost will be.
Also, the more piercings you receive at once, the harder it becomes for any of them to heal. A general rule of thumb is to limit a project to only three healing piercings at once. Depending on the total number of piercings someone wants, projects like these “constellation piercings” may take several months to complete and may be difficult to keep all of them healthy for long term wear.
Lastly, keep in mind professional piercing studios have their own pricing systems and policies. You can visit any studio for a consultation. We strongly suggest scheduling an appointment for our Long Beach studio, please follow the link below.