Want to find a piercing that’s more unique than a standard ear lobe or cartilage piercing? Wish there was a way to express yourself through a creative body piercing design? It sounds like you’re looking for a constellation piercing! Constellations consist of a combination of multiple types of ear piercings that make a pattern, shape, or original design on the ear. Creating your constellation is also referred to as ear curating. The name came about because the piercings tend to look like a constellation of stars. If you want to shine bright like a starry night, then get ready for our guide to getting a constellation piercing! Once you’re comfortable with all of this information, head to our site for all your body jewelry needs. When it comes to constellation piercings, the possibilities are almost limitless.
Before we get started, we want to go over a few important points. Constellation piercing pain and healing times can vary depending on the person. This piercing is made up of multiple ear piercing types that heal at different rates. For instance, an ear lobe piercing heals in about 6-10 weeks, and a rook piercing or a helix piercing heals in about 6-9 months. Both can be part of a constellation piercing. We recommend only getting up to 3 piercings at a time to help avoid any healing complications. For info on aftercare, contact your doctor and professional piercer. You should also read our piercing aftercare guide!
What is a Constellation Piercing?
Constellation Piercing Location:
This unique piercing (which is also known as a curated ear piercing) consists of multiple piercings, including any ear lobe or cartilage piercings (daith piercing guide, forward helix piercing guide, anti-tragus piercing guide, conch piercing guide, etc.). There is no exact location for a constellation piercing. It’s up to you and your professional piercer to get creative and come up with a constellation piercing idea! The design of a constellation piercing can also depend on ear shape. Book an appointment with a professional to plan out your ear curation. To learn more about ear piercing types, check out Ear Piercings: The Complete Guide.
Constellation Piercing Process:
This piercing is typically performed with a 14, 16, or 18-gauge piercing needle. It depends on which piercing types you decide to get.
How much does a constellation piercing cost?
The price of the piercing and jewelry depends on where you live and which piercing studio you’ll choose. Constellations consist of different types of piercings that have varying prices.
Do constellation ear piercings hurt?
Constellation piercing pain depends on your pain tolerance. We recommend talking to a piercing professional about pain management before getting your piercing.
How do you come up with a design for a constellation ear piercing?
Piercing ideas and designs are different for everyone because they depend on your ear shape and the type of jewelry you choose. Sit down with a professional and design your ear constellation before going to get pierced.
Constellation Ear Piercing Vs Curated Ear Piercing:
A curated ear piercing is just another name for a constellation piercing. Both terms refer to multiple ear piercings which make a unique design.
Constellation Ear Piercing Vs Zodiac Constellation Ear Piercing:
A constellation piercing (or curated ear piercing) is made up of multiple cartilage piercings (such as rook piercings, helix piercings, daith piercings, etc.) and lobe piercings. They can be arranged to make any design you want. A zodiac constellation ear piercing is a curation of piercings designed to look like your zodiac sign. If you’re looking for interesting ear piercing ideas, check out the zodiac constellation piercing!
Who started the constellation piercing trend?
While grouped piercings have been around for a while, celebrity piercer Brian Keith Thompson popularized the constellation piercing trend.
Constellation Piercing Benefits
What are the benefits of constellation piercings?
Some ear cartilage piercings are said to relieve pain by stimulating nerve endings and pressure points. Others have been said to relieve stress and help with weight loss. Ear curating is also an awesome way to express yourself! Learn more about the benefits of cartilage piercings by reading Surprising Benefits of Piercings.
Recommended Constellation Piercing Jewelry:
Stud earrings, hoop earrings, cartilage barbells. Jewelry choice is important for the design of a constellation. If you wear jewelry that varies in size and shape, it can take away from the design or pattern and look messy. Hoop and stud earrings make the most sense in a piercing constellation so that the artist’s design can be seen easily. For information on jewelry care, contact your piercing studio and read How to Care For Your Body Jewelry & Body Piercings.
How much does constellation piercing jewelry cost?
Prices vary. There are different types of constellation piercing jewelry, such as hoops and barbells, which may have a higher price than standard stud earrings. We recommend calling a professional piercer for additional information on prices.
Can I get an allergic reaction to my constellation jewelry?
Having an allergic reaction to your body jewelry is a possibility and could result in a rash, redness, bumps, swelling or pain. Contact a piercing professional and make sure that getting pierced is the right move for you. Be sure to discuss jewelry material options before getting pierced. Check with a doctor beforehand to be sure of any allergies. If you are experiencing pain after the first two weeks of the healing process, contact your doctor and make sure you aren’t allergic to the jewelry material.
How long should I wait to change my jewelry type?
You need to wait until the body piercing is completely healed before changing jewelry. It’s important that you use the same pieces of jewelry during the healing process and keep up with the piercing aftercare. Hoops and studs are the recommended types of jewelry for your ear constellation. Make sure to check out our piercing aftercare guide for jewelry care tips!
Constellation Piercing Aftercare
Constellation Piercing Healing Time and Tips:
Constellation piercing healing times vary because it is made up of multiple piercings which heal at different rates. It can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 9 months, depending on which piercings you get. We recommend talking to a piercing professional when designing your ear constellation. Remember to ask your piercer about the healing period, bumps or swelling, and cleaning routines before getting your piercing. Keeping up with your piercing aftercare is a must!
How do I care for my ear constellation?
We recommend cleaning your constellation ear piercing with H2Ocean piercing aftercare spray or saline solution. Clean your ear jewelry with antibacterial soap and warm water. You can learn more about piercing aftercare, piercing types, and general piercing info on our blog. Make sure to speak with your piercing professional for guidelines on body piercing care.
How do you give yourself a constellation piercing?
You don’t! Constellation ear piercings or any type of body modification needs to be done professionally to help prevent any possible infections or other complications during the healing process.
Why shouldn’t I get a constellation piercing?
If you’re questioning whether or not you should get constellation, we recommend that you book an appointment and consult with your piercer. Considering everything before committing. Take your time deciding if you want a constellation piercing, and speak with a professional piercer to make sure you’re making the best decision you can for your body. If you decide that you want one, Spencer’s has tons of stunning ear jewelry to choose from. Want to learn more about different types of ear piercings? Check out Ear Piercings: The Complete Guide!
More Piercing Info
Want to learn more about body piercing? Check out some of our favorite guides, including the ear lobe piercing guide, daith piercing guide, forward helix piercing guide, anti-tragus piercing guide, conch piercing guide, and more!
Now that we’ve gone over this ear curating guide, it’s time to put together your own constellation ear piercing idea! Spencer’s has tons of cute ear jewelry options, so you’re bound to find something you love! Make sure to check out our blog for additional information on the most popular ear piercing trends.
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