I have a bunch of holes in my ears- three on the left, four on the right to be specific. I can’t tell you the last time I wore earrings on a regular basis though (besides the hoop in my cartilage. As an adult I developed a sensitivity to earrings- anything other than gold would cause my earlobes to become itchy, oozing, messes. So I wore earrings on special occasions. Even so, I never wore my earrings overnight because the posts had a tendency to poke me in the head. I told Matt that all I wanted was some gold posted tiny stud earrings that I could wear in each of my piercings- which wouldn’t be inexpensive.
I was talking with a coworker one day and she showed me the tragus/labret style piercing earrings that she had. They had a flat back and the fronts screwed in place. I wasn’t sure if the surgical steel would irritate my ears. I ordered a few types and lengths to try. Surprisingly my ears didn’t react. I love them. They stay in 24/7 and I have had zero discomfort. 18 Gauge is similar to regular earrings. I found that for the non-cartilage piercings the 1/4″ inch is perfect. I am able to fit a much shorter length (5/32″) for my cartilage.
From top top to bottom:
- 3/8″ 18 gauge ball (too long for me)
- 1/4″ 18 gauge cubic zirconia (larger disc on back)
- 1/4″ 18 gauge cubic zirconia (smaller disc on back)
- 5/32″ 18 gauge cubic zirconia (smaller disc on back)
So with a little thinking out of the box I am wearing earrings again. YAY!
Sometimes it is the little things really.
*note- often times these types of earrings are sold individually instead of in pairs. Read each listing carefully.