Earrings are jewellery attached to the ear via a piercing or hole in the earlobe or another external part of the ear. Earrings can also refer to clip on earrings, which clip onto the lobe and do not require an ear piercing. Earrings are worn by both men and women, although more commonly women. Earrings have been worn as jewellery by different civilisations throughout history.
The most common location for ear piercing is the earlobe. Multiple earlobe piercings is also becoming more and more popular in Australia.
Locations for piercings other than the earlobe include:
The term "ear piercing" usually refers to earlobe piercings, whereas piercings in the upper part of the external ear are often referred to as "cartilage piercings". Cartilage piercings are becoming more common in Australia.
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