Difference piercing and shootingEverything that is not placed in the cartilage is popularly called an ordinary earring (this applies to number 1,2,3 and in some ears also number 4 in the photo). You can generally pass this off at a jeweler and in most cases it is not much, but what is a piercing? The moment you want an earring through your cartilage, you will soon have to go to a piercing studio (numbers 5 to 24). Some shops also fire at these places, but that is often not advised because it entails risks. So to answer the question, "Can you pierce or shoot your 3rd hole?" depends on the amount of cartilage in your ear.
Earring in cartilage
For piercings that have gone through thick cartilage, it is better not to use earrings but piercings (numbers 12 to 24). However, in the outer edge of the ear, where the cartilage is thinner, it is often chosen to wear normal earrings instead of piercing earrings. There is a much larger choice in earrings than in piercings, which is why Eline Rosina often advised to use earrings for numbers 1 to 11. The cartilage is not too thick here, so a thicker rod is not necessarily necessary. So you create your Eline Rosina earparty in the entire outer edge of your ear! To fill that ear edge, there are of course many different options in terms of earrings. At the earspiration page on Eline Rosina's website and on the Pinterest page, many earparties are shared to get inspiration from, for both a statement and a minimal earparty!
The difference between earrings and piercingsThe main difference is that earrings have a thinner bar than piercings. You can choose to put a thinner bar in your pierced hole, but this hole will get smaller over time and then it will be difficult to put a real piercing in it. So it is possible to go from a piercing to an earring, but almost impossible to go from an earring back to a piercing. There are of course always dare devils who still wear normal earrings in their tragus piercing, for example, but this is not recommended.
Not ready for a real piercing yet? Don't worry! For the looks of a piercing you can also pass for ear cuffs at Eline Rosina! Go for a classic ear cuff with zirconia stones that you can slide down your ear so that it hangs above your earparty, or go for an earring on top of the ear with the pavé ear cuff to create a real piercing look. Give your earparty an upgrade!
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