Frequently seen on celebrities and often featuring either rods, bars, or studs, conch piercings are very common and can be done on both the inner and outer part of the ear shell. Fortunately for those looking to get one for themselves, this part of the ear – which is referred to as the conch or shell because of it’s sea shell-like shape – is extremely easy for artists to pierce and doesn’t usually bleed too much. In fact, many people are surprised at just how fast the conch piercing process is.
Below is a list of 12 creative conch piercings, meant to not only showcase some of the best ideas, but to also inspire those interested in getting one of their own. In addition to the many different rods and bars that are featured in the piercings below, there are also many colorful studs, which (as you will see) tend to look great, especially alongside other piercings!
1. A Very Basic, Silver Conch Piercing
It may look like there is just a small silver ball sitting inside the shell of her ear, but it is actually a single stud.
A Very Basic, Silver Conch Piercing
2. A Nice Silver Conch Band
Conch bands wrap nicely around the outer ear shell, and are a great choice for those wanting just one piece of jewelry.
A Nice Silver Conch Band
3. Five Conch Studs
Another great way to look flashy with only one piece of jewelry. These strips of studs are easily attainable, and fit perfectly inside the shell of your ear.
Five Conch Studs
4. Some Shiny Gold and Silver Conch Flowers
If you are bored of basic studs and want to be unique, upgrade to some shiny conch flowers.
Some Shiny Gold and Silver Conch Flowers
5. A Green Conch Heart (With Some Silver Studs Around The Ear Shell)
These three jewelry pieces make up what is known as an upper lobe, helix, and ear heart piercing.
A Green Conch Heart (With Some Silver Studs Around The Ear Shell)
6. A Unique Golden Conch Flower
Not too flashy or complex, but still very appealing and unique. Certainly a great choice for those new to the ear piercing world.
A Unique Golden Conch Flower
7. A Rather Colorful Outer Conch Piercing
A great choice for those who are into colors, specifically purple, blue, and pink!
A Rather Colorful Outer Conch Piercing
8. Three Green Conch Studs
Also featuring a silver band and tragus, this is one nice looking ear! A perfect example of how great the right piercing combinations can look.
Three Green Conch Studs
9. A Conch Piercing With Captive Bead Rings
Captive bead rings are sort of like miniature gauges or plugs for your ear shell.
A Conch Piercing With Captive Bead Rings
10. A Conch Cross Piercing
A great choice for those who are religious!
A Conch Cross Piercing
11. A Small Conch Bar
Even just small, simple conch bars (like the one below) look great.
A Small Conch Bar
12. Black Conch Tunnels
If you don’t mind having a small hole in the shell of your ear, then why not get some conch tunnels?