Earrings for Cartilage Piercings

Earrings for Cartilage Piercings

By Jonaira South

A cartilage piercing can fit any look you are going for. If you don’t know what your cartilage is, it’s the thick tissue that creates the shape of the outer part of your ear. Now that we’ve got that out of the way let’s get into the fun stuff. Cartilage piercings are one of the most popular piercings and it’s where you’ll have space to fit as many piercings as your ear allows.

Depending on your personal aesthetic; studs, hoops, cuffs, and chain earrings fit perfectly for a cartilage piercing. Your cartilage is the easiest place to get creative with your earring stacking because nothing is off-limits. You can stack two or three hoops varying in size with two medium-sized studs or three hoops and multiple studs. If multiple piercings are not your aesthetic then it’s okay to stick to one earring or two in your cartilage. There are a variety of looks to go for that can embody whatever your personal style is.

For a simple look, you may want at least two or three small and dainty earrings. Gold-toned jewelry is usually a go-to for most but you can switch to silver or two-toned for your cartilage piercings. If you want to spice up a look, try going for gold and silver-toned in your stack. Here are the earrings we think look best for the simple cartilage stack look: Two Single Finn Huggie Hoops and one Single Crystal Flat Back Stud (you can add some color by choosing your birthstone as the stud color)or Single Beaded Earring Cuff to create a a simple but stylish look.


For a bold look, it’s all about statement earrings. If you want to draw attention to your cartilage piercing, stick to earrings that stand out. When stacking statement earrings in the cartilage, hoops and connector chains look best. Two Main Sail Huggie Hoops, a Single Crystal Connector Chain, and one or two of the Single Carina Flat Back Stud (which comes in a variety of stone colors to add even more of a statement) paired together to create the perfect bold cartilage stack. 


You can’t go wrong with either look for your cartilage piercings. Our choice of piece can amp up your style or calm it down. If you have on a simple outfit, use the statement pieces for your cartilage piercing. If your outfit is on the bolder side, try out our simple pieces for your cartilage earring stack. Whether you prefer gold-toned or silver-toned accessories, just know you’ll be treating your cartilage with any of these trendsetting options.

Your cartilage piercing can draw people into your full earring stack so make sure whatever earring you choose, fits your aesthetic and style. Carefully curating your accessories can make or break a look, but if you use this guide, it’ll always make it and pull everything together!


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