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Teeps o ear-ring: 1) Helix/Cartilage, 2) Industrial, 3) Ruik, 4) Daith, 5) Tragus, 6) Snug, 7) Conch, 8) Anti-Tragus, 9) Lobe
JewelleryCaptive bead ring, barbell, circular barbell, flesh plug
Healin1–2 months

An ear-ring is a piece o jewellery attached tae the lug (or ear) via a piercin in the earlobe or anither freemit pairt o the ear (except in the case o clip ear-rings, which clip ontae the lobe). Ear-rings are worn bi baith sexes, awtho mair common amang weemen, an hae been uised bi different ceevilisations in different times.

Locations for piercins ither nor the earlobe include the ruik, tragus, an athort the helix (see eemage at richt). The simple term "ear piercin" uisually refers tae an earlobe piercin, whauras piercins in the upper pairt o the external ear are eften referred tae as "cartilage piercins". Cartilage piercins are mair complex tae perform nor earlobe piercings an tak langer tae heal.[1]

Ear-ring components mey be made o ony nummer o materials, includin metal, plastic, gless, precious stane, beads, wid, bane, an ither materials. Designs range frae smaw luips an studs tae lairge plates an danglin eetems. The size is ultimately leemitit bi the pheesical capacity o the earlobe tae hauld the ear-ring withoot tearin. Houiver, hivy ear-rings worn ower extendit periods o time can lead tae stretchin o the earlobe an the piercin.


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  1. Davis, Jeanie. "Piercing? Stick to Earlobe". WebMD. WebMD. Retrieved 5 Januar 2014.