Graduate lobe piercings are a very attractive option for those who are bored with the standard earlobe piercing design. There are many different lobe piercing variations you can try, including the stretched lobes. Still, graduate lobe piercings may be the least extreme option. This is a good choice for those who want something classic and elegant. At the same time, it is more unique than the simple lobe piercing.
What are Graduate Lobe Piercings?
Graduate lobe piercings, also known as graduated lobe piercings or simply graduated lobes, are a variant of the popular earlobe piercing. The standard lobe piercing is the most common piercing in the world. It is so popular that there are many people who do not consider this a true piercing at all (even though it is a real piercing).
However, the standard lobe piercing is not the only way to pierce a lobe. In fact, earlobe piercings are very varied and come in many designs. There are the popular transverse lobe piercing, as well as vertical lobe piercing. All of these use straight barbells rather than studs and other earring styles, which makes them distinctive.
Those more adventurous can also choose to stretch their regular lobe piercing to a larger gauge.
But what happens if all you want is a simple lobe piercing but the standard one just seems so plain? There are many people who would love to experiment with various earlobe piercing placements but are still looking for a classic, elegant look. These people will benefit from the graduate lobe piercings.
Graduate lobe piercings are simple: they are regular earlobe piercings performed on the lobe. In this sense, they are as simple and easy to get like a standard lobe piercing. However, instead of just one piercing on the lobe, you get more. Typically, people opt for anything ranging from 3 to 5 or even more piercings.
The trick is to make all of these different piercings appear as the same group. This is where jewelry comes into play. Typically, people use simple studs for these piercings but the studs themselves are of different (graduating) sizes. This is how the whole graduate look is achieved.
How to Make the Graduate Look
One might wonder how, exactly, to build the graduate look. This can be done in two ways. One is to have your lobe pierced in different gauges, the each one smaller than the previous one. It will make the first piercing (on the inner edge of the earlobe) the biggest and the one on the outer edge the smallest. When you wear your jewelry in your piercings you will need to use studs or other jewelry pieces in the graduating sizes.
However, you may achieve the graduate look in an easier way. If you don’t want to get piercings of different gauges, simply use jewelry that has balls or beads of different sizes. Since the bead is the only thing people will see, you can achieve the graduate effect just by using graduate bead sizes instead of different gauges. This might be a good choice for those who do not want to get a larger piercing or to stretch their lobe piercings even a little. However, keep in mind that you will need to make some effort to find jewelry with beads of graduating sizes.
Regardless of the method you use to achieve the graduated effect, keep in mind that it’s best to use simple yet elegant jewelry. This will emphasize the piercing group and make all of the piercings appear as part of the same design. Needless to say, it is best to use the identical jewelry pieces (save for the size) for all of the piercings in the graduate lobe group.
Donna Carlson is a staff writer for TheChainGang. She combines her love for body piercings with adult fun, such as sex toys, BDSM and other forms of pleasure. She says: “Piercings and sex toys often complement each other in the most sensual ways. I am happy to help you discover new ways to pleasure yourself and your partner. With a bit of practice, anyone can learn how to enhance their love life. And with a bit of courage, anyone can enjoy body piercings”. In addition to intimate piercings and adult toys, Donna also writes about body jewelry and other piercing adornments.