I wasn’t even allowed to get my ears pierced until I was ten (double digits, ya’ll) and I had to get them done by our family doctor. No joke. As you can probably guess a second hole or the oh so trendy upper ear piercing was completely out of the question- although my mom did take me to get my belly button pierced by a guy wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a squirrel endowed with overgrown nuts on it. When I was 18 or maybe 19, my best guy friend and I went and got our upper ears pierced. As I typed that, I realized how absolutely ridiculous it sounds. He’s married with a child now and I have the grown over scar of that stunt leftover.
So when celebrities started stepping out with extravagant ear wear (side note: ears are gnarly looking when not in context with the human head. Ahem, Van Gogh), I wondered if we were going to start stacking our ears up with bling like we’ve done with our wrists and now fingers. I mean, I guess it’s a good way to add sparkle without adding extra holes. But is this trend destined to go the route of its distant cousin, the arm cuff? You remember, that time we all thought it would be a great idea to cut off circulation to our biceps and in turn accentuate any and all upper arm flab.
1. Jacquie Aiche JA Ear Cuff with Chain, 2. Campbell Small Ear Cuff, 3. Bing Bang Baguette Spike Ear Cuff, 4. VICKISARGE Speakeasy Palladium Plated Swarovski Ear Cuff, 5. Genevieve Jones Teague Pave Ear Cuff, 6. Ryan Storer Rose Gold Plated Swarovski and Pearl Ear Cuff, 7. Kismet by Milka Zigzag Ear Cuff, 8. Maria Black D’arling Gold Plated Earring, 9. Pamela Love Feather Ear Cuff, 10. Sophie Bille Brahe Emma Deux 14 Karat Gold and Pearl Ear Cuff
So, ear cuffs: are we doing this?