I’ve got six (unnatural) holes in my ears, and I’m not afraid to use 'em (that is, bejewel them with small studs and hoops). Admittedly, though, I wish I could get a bit more creative with the placement of my earrings — and the pieces themselves. It's just tough to know where to start. So, I went back to the place that punctured me to begin with: NY Adorned, our city’s go-to piercing and tattoo shop.
There, two pros served up some serious earring inspiration and gave me examples of what to pierce and with what. From simple piercings on the lobes to more involved hardware on the cartilage, their advice was super comprehensive. Not only did I get a diagram with official lingo for each ear part ("daith," anyone?), but I also went home with some custom-made sketches that you can bring on your next adventurous trip to the piercer — or the jewelry store.