Many of us like to play with our looks by dangling jewelry off our ears in the pursuit of beauty and identity. The history of ear adornment goes back thousands of years and covers a wide range of cultures.
Warriors wore plugs to enhance their fierceness and women wore golden hoops to enhance their desirability. Sailors wore earrings to signify that they survived a ship wreck and some people just wore the jewelry because they liked the way it looked.
Like a Christmas tree with its ornaments, our ears need something to enhance their desirable features. Bone, plastic, wood and precious stones can be hung off the ear lobe or pierced through the cartilage of our outer ear.
If someone does not want a piercing but likes the look of the studs or plugs then they can check out fake ear piercing. No need to worry about how to cover up for work because when done with them just pull off the glued on stud or plug.
Outlining the ear can create a nice style statement. One technique of piercing encircles the outside of the ear with multiple hoops, loops or studs. This style of piercing creates a lacy metallic border effect that enhances the shape of the ear.
Some people will insert tiny size pearls that go up the ear lobe and outline the cartilage lining the basic ear. This choice of piercing creates an elegant statement of style.
Clip-on earrings can be clipped to the ear with screws or clips without poking holes in the skin. Ear cuffs are a really easy way to outline the ear without actually piercing the ear.
One such cuff has been seen in the shape of a long, tiny lizard that wrapped itself around the upper tip of the ear and curled around the edge of the lobe. The lizard looked so real that the wearer had people asking how she could wear such a creature on her ear.
There are as many styles of earrings as there are people who want to wear them. The large hoops from the hippie days, which made great kitten and baby toys, can still be found hanging around as a fashion statement. Modern day industrial style piercing dangles a bar through the upper cartridge of the outer ear.
Of course there are still the clip-on styles from the past that are easy to use and do not require any piercings. You can cover your ears in piercings or just have a single pair of earrings dangling from your ears; whatever you choose, you can make any fashion statement.