An accessory that is not spoken about nearly enough in fashion and beauty mags is piercings. No longer solely for disenfranchised youth, piercings have seen a strong resurgence in the past few years. Blame it on the reprise of heroin-chic, punk style if you must, even our biggest idols seem to be rocking them these days. Here are some of the best that pretty much anybody can rock, even in the office…
Belly Button Piercings
As somebody who grew up in the ’90s, I have plenty of memories of my friends’ older sisters coming home with belly button rings, screaming arguments with parents, tears, etc. Now, they are back and totally trendy again. Beyonce has had one since she was teenager, as most recently seen in her H&M swimsuit ads, and Jessica Alba and Kourtney Kardashian are always flaunting theirs as they run around the tropical beaches of the world. Totally a great piercing for summer, if you have a flat tummy.
Everybody’s favourite anti-culture pop queen, Ke$ha, has been rocking her nose piercing for years. Another royal, Disney princess Demi Lovato, even had hers in during X Factor filming. This is a classic that pretty much anybody can have as it comes in the more demure stud or the more bold ring.
Getting a piercing on the back of your neck may sound like a weird concept at first but, in practice, it actually looks really cool. The two little beads are very subtle, can totally be hidden behind long hair and add an element that is totally badass to your look. Perrie Edwards of Little Mix has one and it looks faboosh. She also has a nose stud too, FYI.
Ear Studs for Boyz
Another ’90s throwback: ear studs on both ears for boys. It’s a little edgy, sometimes a little gay, but always a little adorable. As they can be fairly simple, even formerly-squeaky-clean, potentially-lesbian Justin Bieber has them, along with Zayn Malik of 1D. On the more bling-ed out side, Chris Brown has a pair of big diamonds on both lobes. Shine bright like a diamond, Mr. Brown. Or don’t, nobody likes you anyways.
Multiple Ear Piercings
While not every boss will love these, stars like Miley Cyrus and new-mama Fergie have been adding multiple loops to their ear cartilage. It can look very bold, and almost tribal, though it may be a little more metal – and pain – than most people are willing to handle.
Rihanna has one. Take what you will from this.