Olive skin: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. You do not have permission to vote in this poll, or see the poll results. The average stud earrings are size 20 gauge. At these events, a nurse or other trained person would perform the procedure, either pushing a sharpened and sterilized starter earring through the earlobe by hand, or using an ear-piercing instrument modified from the design used by physicians. Sign in with Facebook. A variety of specialized cartilage piercings have since become popular.
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Other hoop designs do not complete the circle, but penetrate through the ear in a post, using the same attachment techniques that apply to stud earrings. Lapel pins Lapel pins. Altering the body by piercing is common in many cultures, and was even practiced in so ostensibly proper a place as Victorian England, where some women pierced their nipples so they could wear jewels in them. Once the piercing has healed, you can remove and change earrings as often as you like.