Listen Up—The Latest Ear Piercing Trends Are Here

Just like all elements of any wardrobe, jewellery and piercing moments also come and go. The woman who has been setting the agenda for some time now is Maria Tash. To the uninitiated out there, she's the New York–based professional who has a nonstop flurry of fashionable girls and A-listers, such as Beyoncé, Zoe Kravitz and Gwyneth Paltrow, flying in from all over the world to knock down her door. They come to discover not only the latest, coolest piercings but the delicate pieces to put in them too. So if you've ever wondered who started the super-fine mix-and-match curation trend for your ears, wonder no more.


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Zoe Kravitz has a curated set of piercings from Maria Tash.

Lucky for the British crowds, Maria has set up a pop-up shop in London department store Liberty, which will be open until 28 February. So before you rush over (yes, walk-ins are accepted!), we grilled the leading lady on what the new trends are to keep your lobes looking on point! Keep scrolling to see your future bling plan…

1. Asymmetry is getting more adventurous.

"We are seeing more people embrace asymmetry and multiple-lobe and cartilage piercings. People do not feel they have to have matching first-hole studs or matching first-lobe rings. There seems to be an embrace of treating each earlobe piercing as its own autonomous vehicle to adorn. As a result, you will see fine gold chains weaved through second and third hole piercings and different metal colours of rings in different earlobe piercings." — Maria Tash

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2. Diamond studs are as small as possible.

"Very tiny diamond studs in unusual parts of the ear are also popular, which creates an unexpected tiny flash of light in hidden areas of the ear. Almost all of the earrings in our store can be purchased singly, and we have specially designed long-term wear, threaded studs as well as singly sold traditional studs. We are also seeing the return, in a more elegant form, of multiple rings going up the lobe to cartilage." — Maria Tash

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3. Alternative metals and stones are key.

"Rose gold continues to be strong, and the fashion set loves black rhodium gold with white and coloured diamonds." — Maria Tash

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Head over to our sister site Byrdie to see the updos you should pair with your piercings.

Shop for Venus by Maria Tash online here.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.