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Top Body Piercing Trends for 2024

Ready to transform your shop into the epicenter of 2024’s hottest piercing trends? (Might as well dream big, right?) We’ve got the inside scoop on the piercing trends that are about to take the industry by storm this year. Staying ahead isn’t just a game—it’s an art form. So, let’s dive into the must-know trends […]
by Danny Tress Last Updated: January 12, 2024

Ready to transform your shop into the epicenter of 2024’s hottest piercing trends? (Might as well dream big, right?) We’ve got the inside scoop on the piercing trends that are about to take the industry by storm this year. Staying ahead isn’t just a game—it’s an art form. So, let’s dive into the must-know trends that will have your clients lining up at your door.

1. Stacked Lobe Piercings: Edgy Vibes Without the Commitment

Expect to book plenty of stacked lobes this year. They’re the golden ticket for clients who aren’t quite ready for cartilage or curated piercings. these accessible edgy styles are all about multiple piercings at varying heights. They hurt a hell of a lot less than a cartilage piercing while still being edgy and eye-catching.

Pro Tip: asymmetrical stacked lobes with unexpected patterns are stealing the spotlight lately, so be sure to showcase a few of these on your portfolio. You can also offer a wide variety of studs or dangling lobe jewelry for clients requesting a stacked lobe.

2. Septum Sensation: From Edgy to Everyday

Septum piercing

The septum piercing has gone from rebel to runway, and it’s time to cash in. With celebs like Florence Pugh, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Willow Smith, and Demi Lovato rocking the look, it’s practically a staple. While they seem to be more popular with those who identify as women, septum piercings are nonetheless everywhere you look, and you should expect clients of all types requesting this hot ticket item. So, if you haven’t already, turn your studio into a septum haven with a diverse selection of rings and clickers.

3. Retro Rejuvenation: Madonna, Monroe, and Side Labret Lip Piercings

We didn’t mention in the septum section that Madonna’s got a septum piercing too. Funny, since that’s not the piercing she’s known for. The Madonna piercing, inspired by Madonna’s famous beauty mark, is making a big comeback. The Monroe piercing, likewise inspired by Marilyn’s beauty mark, has also increased in popularity over the past few months. While not quite as popular as septum piercings and cartilage piercings (more on those below), this is still a great time to embrace the retro vibes. Offer sales, events, or promo on side labret piercings like these and see which clients are hopping on the trend.

4. Brow Piercings: A Vertical Revolution

Girl with brow piercing

Have you seen Saltburn yet? If you haven’t, you might be raising your own brow as to why the vertical brow piercing is making such a huge comeback. Saltburn’s Jacob Elordi, also known for Euphoria, is partially to blame for the stir. He plays Felix in the film, a heartthrob with a vertical brow piercing, and Gen Z is clearly inspired by the look. Consequently, the vertical brow piercing is no longer a 90s look for punk rockers and smoke-behind-the-bleachers kids. It’s a comeback for people of all styles and backgrounds. So get ready for the resurgence—showcase your latest brow piercings on social media and watch the requests flood in. Bonus points if you make Saltburn references in your captions.

5. The Chain Connection: An Accent You Didn’t Know You Needed

Nostril piercing with chain connection

Chain connection on stacked lobe piercings

Chains and charms are stealing the spotlight. From “Chaindustrials” to connecting lobes and helixs, clients are craving that extra glint of metallic edginess. But we’re not talking big chunky, gaudy chains. Mostly, piercers are seeing an increased interest in small, subtle chains. Stock up on chain varieties and upsell them to your clients when they come in for industrials, dual nostril piercings, or any piercing that can be connected with an accent chain.

6. Navel Nostalgia: The Belly Button Revival

Close-up of dangly navel jewelry

Love it or hate it…. guess what’s making a comeback from the early 2000s? Belly button piercings! Yup. Apologies if low-rise jeans, crop tops, Britney Spears, and the boho style of 2002 just invaded your thought space. But honestly with the release of her newest book, Britney Spears might partially have inspired this sudden comeback. With the rising interest in chains mentioned above, dangle navel jewelry in particular is stealing the show. So get ready for showcased midriffs in the upcoming warmer months. Your clients might be planning ahead and asking for their navel piercings well before spring break, so make sure your belly button ring selection is on point.

7. Cartilage Chronicles: Always on Top, Now with a Twist

Cartilage piercings

Cartilage piercings are a perennial favorite, but these specific styles are taking the lead.

  1. Forward Helix: That flexible chunk where your ear and skull meet is now a canvas for creativity. Warn your clients: these piercings can be finicky, requiring at least 9 months to heal.
  2. Mid-Helix: Sometimes called “snakebite cartilage piercings,” the dual mid-helix is trending big time. Think ‘midi’ cartilage snake bites or the outer ear rim’s center—it’s all about pushing boundaries.
  3. Conch: A favorite pretty much every year, but now with a twist. People are stacking their conches for extra edginess.
  4. Constellation Piercings: Get ready to think creatively and curate cartilage piercings clustered to resemble constellations of stars. Tiny shapes, delicate chains, and jewels are stealing the spotlight when it comes to this popular cartilage-piercing trend. Make your studio the go-to for these cosmic creations.

A Note on Body Jewelry: Subtle, Sleek, and Chains Ahoy!

As old trends resurface, ditch the chunky and embrace the sleek. Jeweled, delicate, and dangly chains are the new game-changers. Well, we shouldn’t say “ditch” entirely. You should, of course, ensure your studio offers a variety of jewelry to cater to every taste… even those who claim not to care about trends.

Ready to elevate your piercing shop to new heights and make statements with your work this year? Check out our selection of high-quality titanium and 14kt gold Tilum body jewelry to get a headstart. Get on board with all these piercing trends and make 2024 your most successful year yet.

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