Online shop for earrings
For everyone that is absolutely not into ear plugs and flesh tunnels or even fake plugs and fashion expanders, we gladly offer a wide range of earrings from classical to trendy. You can choose between hanging earrings and ear studs that are available in stainless steel, silver, horn or wood.
If you consider trying out items from our rich selection, you better bring some time to select. Whether fine ear studs, flashy creoles or basic earrings - the spectrum of different colours, sizes, shapes, materials and designs leads to an enormous amount of combinations. That choice invites you to find the ear jewellery that fits your outfits - regardless of the occasion you may find yourself into.
Earrings and ear jewellery for best prices
Earrings are the most favoured and most spread piercings that you will find throughout many cultures. That being the case, most people still don't recognize ear studs or earrings as piercings in a traditional sense. Classical ear piercings are normally pierced through the earlobe. Over the last ten years we happened to see a rise of cartilage and auricle piercings. In former times most earrings were (strictly) reserved for women. With the cultural change that came along with globalization and liberalization, it became custom for men to rock that part of the piercing scene also. And this generation of piercing lovers doesn't falls short of their spiritual forefathers.
Our earrings are high in quality and low in prices, making it a remarkable price/performance ratio for our customers. Order your earrings today and complete your style tomorrow.
What is an earring?
Like the name already indicates, earrings are pieces of jewellery meant for your ears, rather your earlobes. Earrings are the unknown kings of the piercing world. This is the case because of the piercing guns used in former times. The earlobe piercing got "shot" by the pistol, not directly "pierced", so people wouldn't acknowledge it as a traditional piercing. Whether or not they do nowadays, the earring is one of the most favoured piercings around and here to stay.
Earlobe piercings are usually pierced by body piercers or jewelers. Starting in the 1960s, professionals often used piercing guns with a specific spring mechanism to shoot an ear piercing stud into the earlobe. Some piercers find it dangerous to use guns and address the problems of possible skin allergies or infections. They focus on specially designed hollow needles that can be sterilized completely.
The piercing procedure takes merely a few seconds and reminds pain wise the prick of a needle. In order to ease the first contact of skin and a piercing, body piercers use certain ear piercing studs that can be designed quite stylish. After the initial piercing session the stud remains unchanged in your earlobe for about six weeks. In this time please only use clean hands in order not to disturb the healing process. If everything is healed, you can start wearing classic earrings. The initial use of especially weighty earrings is not advised.
Origin and things to know
The history of earrings goes back several thousand years from now. The oldest findings can be backdated 7500 to 8200 years and happened to occur in Chifeng, a town of Inner Mongolia. The excavated pieces of jewellery got manufactured out of jade, which seems a spectacular thought, considering the modest possibilities of this time. Other important milestones of that progress included antique Egypt and ancient Rome.
In the 17th and 18th century, ear jewellery was considered quite precious and therefore only achievable to wear for the aristocracy and wealthy citizens. The classic shapes involved tears and pears. With the evolvement of the Biedermeier period, also middle-class people happened to get the chance of classy accessories in their everyday life. Especially in agrarian areas jewellery was incorporated to show rural opulence. Earrings were considered a typical accessory for women. Not until the French Revolution, earrings became relevant for many men. That trend continued till the midst of the 19th century. What seems interesting is the fact of earrings not only being a form of makeover. In the 17th century people believed of earrings as a cure against eye complaint.
Usually earrings can be manufactured out of various materials. In order to simplify your choice, we focused on the four main favorites the worlds of piercing and jewellery have to offer.
The fabrication of jewellery often includes 925 sterling silver. In detail it describes an alloy mixed of copper and silver. The number 925 indicates the fineness of silver in thousandth. Generally silver made jewellery is free of nickel and therefore suitable for allergy sufferers. The shiny surface enables an easy polish, helping you to keep everything good looking.
Organics are here to stay. The rise of wood and others definitely underlines that evaluation. There is good reason for that. Earrings made of wood are easily applicable for allergy sufferers and satisfy with a light weight. The processing possibilities are diverse and enable the manufaturing of extraordinary items. Wooden patterns make every single product and therefore every outfit one of a kind.
At the moment horn seems the underdog of the body mod scene. But being not established doesn't mean it is completely new to the world. Thousands of years, indigenous people already included this material into their jewellery making. The organic origin makes it extremely skin friendly. Horn can be dyed, increasing the potential of customization. The shimmer of horn lets it stand out from the rest and will get you some interesting looks.
Earrings from Flesh Tunnel Shop are made from surgical steel 316L. The material is distinguished by its resistance and durability. Surgical steel is especially interesting for people with a possible allergy towards silver-bearing jewellery. All in all steel presents itself as a good alternative that has nearly the same glance but a completely different appeal. Surgical steel appears in medical environments, making it highly digestible and therefore a perfect piercing material.