The One L.A. Piercing Trend We're Still Not Over

Tracking down the latest beauty trends can sometimes be as easy as scrolling through Instagram. Not only is it the place where we found out that butterfly nail art and long bob haircuts are in, but also that the demand for daith piercings is on the rise — again.

The cartilage piercing at the innermost part of the ear, between the tragus and front helix, has always been a hot spot, but it recently returned to our feeds in a big way. Brian Keith Thompson, celebrity piercer and owner of Body Electric, first informed us of the spike in daith-piercing requests two years ago, and the trend has only gotten bigger in the time since. In addition to recent claims that the piercing can prevent migraines, a stud or hoop through your daith just looks cool, especially when combined with your existing piercings.


Feeling inspired? Ahead, the daith piercings we're loving on Instagram right now.

Thompson's handiwork here proves that a tragus stud can really sparkle when paired with a gold hoop through the daith.
Pay a visit to Thompson for one piercing and you'll probably walk out with two (or more) new pieces of jewelry. This combo, which involves the daith, conch, and helix, is one of the coolest, most delicate stacks we've seen.
Or let the daith hog all the attention by swapping something delicate for something extra (and ideally covered in diamonds).
Nothing balances out a double helix and double lobe piercing better than a new daith.
Although pain is subjective, cartilage piercings do tend to be more painful than a hole through the lobe. Then again, if the results look half as good as this daith pierced by Johnny Pearce at Nine Moons Piercing, we think a second of discomfort could be totally worth it.
As far as aftercare goes, daith piercings aren't any more high-maintenance than other cartilage piercings. Still, Thompson explains that oftentimes clients will stop washing the piercing too early and it'll become irritated — so don't quit before it's fully healed.
The size of your daith will determine the size of the hoop. Still, we're partial to jewelry that nearly hugs the cartilage, like this look pierced by Starr Ellis at Nine Moons.
Again, the daith is the perfect addition to an existing constellation cluster. Just look at this fresh look pierced by Cassi Lopez-March, who recently opened So Gold Studios in New York.
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