At Adorn512 we aim to deliver the best ear-piercing experience, and that starts with clear communication. That's why we created this guide to help you learn the lingo, explore piercing options, and visualize your dream ear stack combo - all while feeling safe, comfortable & confident.

Explore Piercing Areas

Piercings are like real estate: it's all about location, location, location! Check out these popular options:

The forward helix is a small but mighty piercing (if we do say so ourselves!). It's located on the small piece of skin located just above the tragus. The helix is located on the inside ridge of the upper ear between the forward helix and the lobe. This piercing opens up numerous pretty possibilities for styling.
The rook is located on the upper cartilage, just below the flat part of the ear. This piercing location is a gorgeous and unique way to decorate the inner ear. The secret's in the name: this piercing is located on the flat part of the ear below the rim of the cartilage. It's a perfect piercing for creating a varied ear stack.
Located on the inner fold of the ear, we love this cartilage piercing for its versatility - it can be subtle or statement-making, depending on how you style it. Hoops are ideal for this piercing. This piercing is located in the center of the ear, nestled within the inner cartilage. Create a bold look by placing a hoop here that orbits both the inner and outer ear, or nestle in a small stud for a cute, peek-a-boo effect.
A tragus is one of the most common piercing placements, located on thee part of the skin that sits in front of the ear canal, Adorn with simple studs or dainty hoops. The OG piercing. The lobe is the fleshy part of the ear, where most of us get our first piercings.

Size Guide

We use a combination of gauge and millimeter measurements alongside an extensive sizing guide to help you find your perfect fit.

Earring Anatomy

The ideal fit for your piercing comes down to three main specifications: length, gauge thickness, and diameter.

  • Ear Post Length

    The length (mm) is the measurement of the earring post itself. In other words, it's the part of the piercing jewelry that goes through the earhole.

  • Gauge Thickness

    Thee gauge refers to the thickness of the post that will go through the earhole. When piercing with a needle, the needle gauge is the same gauge as the piercing jewelry. The gauge thickness will depend on which type of piercing you choose.

  • Diameter

    The diameter refers to the measurement between the inner edges of a hoop or ring. Smaller diameters correspond with smaller piercing areas, while larger diameters would suit areas like the Conch piercing, for example.

16G - Commonly used for Tragus, Helix, Rook, Conch and Daith piercings

18G - An option for both ear and certain cartilage piercings, suchh as the Forward Helix

20G - Often used for ear or nose piercings

  • Labret

    We love the labret back. Its flat shape offers comfort and minimal snagging while also reducing pressure and irritation while your piercing is healing. It's also super easy to clean.

  • Butterfly

    This is a timeless go-to backing that offers a traditional feel. It slides onto the post and can be adjusted in terms of tightness or closeness to the ear.

  • Clicker

    Active lifestyle and afraid of losing your earring? This one's for you! The clicker hoop does what its name says, it "clicks" into place, offering the most secure fit.

Our Threads

At Adorn512, we use a threadless labret piercing. With its flat-back design, there's no need for screws; it uses a convenient push-pin mechanism for effortless insertion. The threadless labret ensures botth comfort and a secure fit, offering an enjoyable wearing experience.

  • Insert the pre-bent pin about one-third of the way into the bar.

  • Once inserted, gently bend the pin downward. This helps create tension to secure it in place. The more you bend, the tighter the fit will be.

  • Push the remainder of the pin into the bar to secure it.

  • To remove the piercing, simply pull the ends apart. If the closure is tight, twist the pin head while pulling away from the bar.