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Double-pierced ears

AllyTAllyT Posts: 613Registered Users
I was watching a Lifetime movie from the early or mid-90's and noticed the main character had two earrings in each ear(lobe). It was a lot more common back then. I remember begging my mom for a second set of piercings in 4th grade (circa 1991). I rarely see anyone with double-lobe piercings any more. Does anyone still have their's?

I think there could be an ethnic component because I mostly see it in black and Indian women, though it is rare amongst us as well. It looked adorable on this particular actress but she was a teenager with big earlobes. I just noticed how teeny my lobes are and I work in a conservative office so it may not fly. Though, I don't think it would matter so long as the earrings are small.

What do you think of this look? Anyone have double ear piercings ( in the lobes only)?
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  • KikapooKikapoo Posts: 1,087Registered Users
    I had double piercings, which eventually led to 4 holes in one lobe and 3 in the other. I haven't used the third and forth holes in several years, and I haven't used the second holes in at least a couple...I wonder if they'd still work. I should try that out!
  • helloyellowbirdhelloyellowbird Banned Posts: 1,632Banned Users
    It's pretty common in Miami (where I'm from...). I had them done when I was either twelve or thirteen, I cannot remember. I haven't had anything in the second hole though, but last year I accidentally placed an earring in it and it was still open. I don't know if it still is though. I kind of which that it is because I like the way it looks when you have hoops on and then a small stud.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I had three on one side and two on the other and I'm not really sure why I stopped wearing something in all of them. I kept small studs in the top holes and would change out the bottom depending on what I was wearing. Now I just wear hoops in my bottom holes. It's been about 6 years and I'm sure they've grown up.
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  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    I used to have two lobe piercings in each ear, and one cartilage piercing. I let them all close up years ago, except for the original two, which I got when I was about 16.
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  • duckyducky Posts: 927Registered Users
    I have three in each lobe and still wear something in all six. The second have a small ring, the third a small stud, and I wear different earrings in the first hole.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I pierced a second hole in each lobe when I was in 8th grade (1976...did it myself). I wore earrings in the second hold regularly through the 80's, but not so much after that. The holes are still open and usable now...I wore a second pair of earrings just the other day, and they went in just fine.

    I think it's a very conservative look if you just wear small-ish earrings.
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    I had the double holes in the late 90's and always wore 2 pairs for years. Especially medium hoops in the first and small hoops in the back. My mother had 4 holes in her ears and wore 2 pairs of earring for as long as I can recall. She was a professional and I think she got away with it because her hair always covered her ears. LOL! I don't ever remember her without 2 pairs of earrings on.. LOL! This was in the late 70's, 80's and 90's. She was why I wanted the second frickken set of holes! LOL!

    I still have two holes in each ear but I usually only wear one pair in the first hole. When I do wear earrings in the second holes..they are always some small stud like small pearls or other tiny gemstone.
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  • lauraloolauraloo Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    Heh, I got my second lobe piercings in the early 2000's, and my third lobe piercings two years after that. It seems like I always miss the boat on piercings... it's never really "in vogue" anymore by the time I decide to do it. Like how I got my belly button pierced last summer :cyclops:. I also got my nose pierced towards the end of the craze that came through 5 or so years ago.

    I wear earrings in all my piercings. I have a small ring in my cartilage (pierced it myself) and small silver balls in my upper two cartilage piercings; the third hole has tiny little ones and the second has ones a bit bigger. I wear different earrings in my lowest lobe piercing.

    I generally take out the top two sets of piercings for when I need to look square, like for job interviews or sometimes if I'm working in the clinic (healthcare field). I feel like they are part of my "look" and my personal expression, so I really really don't like to take them out for any reason (esp. my nose ring). I don't look like myself without them.
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  • SujiSuji Posts: 87Registered Users
    I have 2 lobe piercings in each ear. I got the first hole when I was young, and the second last summer. It's not uncommon around me, but I'm an older teenager. I'm not really into dangly/hoop earrings, I usually keep my small diamond studs in my second holes, and a slightly larger stud in the first hold (which I change often). I like the look : ) I kind of want one cartilidge piercing, too.
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  • breathebreathe Posts: 399Registered Users
    I have doubles. I HATE them, hahaha. I got them back in middle school because it was the only body mod I could talk my mom into letting me have at the time. I keep them in because i'd rather have piercings than shrunken holes or scars.
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Yeah, I still have two piercings in each ear. I don't wear earrings a lot, but I have a pair that goes through both holes so I still use them from time to time.

    ETA it's funny to hear y'all talking about begging your moms to let you have the extra piercings-- when I said I wanted mine, my mom thought it was a cute idea and took me. Then she ended up getting a second piercing in each ear too.
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  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users
    Yeah, I still have two piercings in each ear. I don't wear earrings a lot, but I have a pair that goes through both holes so I still use them from time to time.

    ETA it's funny to hear y'all talking about begging your moms to let you have the extra piercings-- when I said I wanted mine, my mom thought it was a cute idea and took me. Then she ended up getting a second piercing in each ear too.

    Me and my mom too! I had 4 piercings in my left ear and 3 in my right (in high school in the early 90s). To this day, I wear studs in my 2nd holes and never take them out. My mom got multiple piercings too, around the same time. She still wears teeny diamond studs and yin yang studs in her upper holes. I think she has 3 holes in each ear? It's making me smile to think about my mom and her earrings!
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    I got my ears pierced for my 12th birthday. In the mid to late 80's, I got a second pierce in each lobe. I still wear earrings in both piercings, 14k 5mm beads in the second piercings (rarely changed) and I change the lower piercing every few days, depending on my mood and what I am wearing.

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  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I have 3 holes in each ear. I actually haven't used two of them because I don't have nice enough earrings to wear in the newer two. Cheap earrings cause an infection in them.
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    I got my second holes on my 21st Birthday and love them! Never take out my diamond studs.
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users
    I have two on one lobe, 3 in the other lobe, and wear earrings in all of them, all of the time.
    It's not unusual around here, and cartilage piercings, usually the helix, have made a resurgence around here. The next most popular cartilage piercing around here is the tragus.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I know loads, most are in their 20's and/or are teens.

    I had them for about 2 days, but the sucka that did mine lied about using gold earrings so they got infected and closed up. I rarely wear jewelry so it was for the good of the country (me).
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have 3 in each lobe plus a cartilage piercing. My dad did my first pair of lobe piercings when I was 8. I did the other 4 lobe piercings at various times in the 70s - 80s. The cartilage piercing was done at my tattoo parlor in the 90s.
    I wear earrings in all 8 holes every day. I consider it a conservative look with nice silver hoops but I do work in an office where there is no dress code so it doesn't really matter what kind of earrings I wear, or how many.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Double piercings were really popular when I was in high school in the early '80s. So, yes, I have double pierced ears, and I still wear earrings in every hole (but they match better now). I also have a piercing in the upper cartilage of my right ear which I got in about 1990. I still wear an earring there, too.
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  • LeeeahLeeeah Posts: 58Registered Users
    I see a few girls have it in my highschool (Minnesota). More have the cartilage pierced, though.
  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    I still see people with multiple piercings so I don't agree that it completely went out of style. I got my first holes at 11 or 12. A neighbor did them. When I was in college in the late 80's, early 90's, I got my second holes done at some place at the mall. I let the second holes close up because for some reason, they kept getting infected. I am considering repiercing them, though. It's a nice look and in some ways, I refuse to grow up :D
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    you know, my mom was totally fine with the 2nd holes (I think she let me do it when I was in about 7th or 8th grade). And then I got it into my head that I needed 3 and she said absolutely not. So my dumb butt had a friend's brother do it.

    Severe groundings and a slight infection later, I know have slightly "off" third holes lol. I rarely wear any earrings at all these days, but I'm pretty sure all 3 are still open. I also have a cartilage in my left ear, but that one never healed quite right and I can't wear anything in it for longer than a day or 2 or it'll start to hurt...
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    Yeah, I still have two piercings in each ear. I don't wear earrings a lot, but I have a pair that goes through both holes so I still use them from time to time.

    ETA it's funny to hear y'all talking about begging your moms to let you have the extra piercings-- when I said I wanted mine, my mom thought it was a cute idea and took me. Then she ended up getting a second piercing in each ear too.

    I have two holes in each ear but I don't wear earrings that often.

    My mom was fine with me getting both... first set in first grade, second when I was about 10. Where she's from they pierced babiy girls' ears after they were christened or something so I can see why she didn't make a big deal of it.
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    I used to have two holes in each ear. They've all closed up except for my cartilage piercing. It probably looks silly, but I haven't gotten around to getting my lobes re-pierced yet.
  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    solidgold wrote: »
    Yeah, I still have two piercings in each ear. I don't wear earrings a lot, but I have a pair that goes through both holes so I still use them from time to time.

    ETA it's funny to hear y'all talking about begging your moms to let you have the extra piercings-- when I said I wanted mine, my mom thought it was a cute idea and took me. Then she ended up getting a second piercing in each ear too.

    Me and my mom too! I had 4 piercings in my left ear and 3 in my right (in high school in the early 90s). To this day, I wear studs in my 2nd holes and never take them out. My mom got multiple piercings too, around the same time. She still wears teeny diamond studs and yin yang studs in her upper holes. I think she has 3 holes in each ear? It's making me smile to think about my mom and her earrings!

    My mom and I did too! Well, I got my second piercings early (around 11) and we went in for cartilage piercings together. I later got a second cartilage piercing, so on one ear I have 2, the other I have 4.
  • SpunkyCurlsSpunkyCurls Posts: 1,523Registered Users
    I have 5 holes in my lobes- 3 in 1, 2 in the other. I used to have a cartilage piercing but it kept getting irritated and infected so I let it heal and close up.

    My mom has 2 in each ear- I convinced her to. She still wears hers. I only wear in my first holes.
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  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    I have 2 in each lobe and 1 in the cartilage. I always wear earrings in all 5 holes. The cartilage is a little silver ball. Barely noticeable. The second holes in the lobes I wear little tiny diamond studs. I never take them out except occasionally to clean them up a bit. The first holes I change every day--I wear big giant studs (like dime-nickel sized) or dangly ones at night. Always to go with what I'm wearing or whatever.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think I have 12 holes, both ears combined. I've been rocking them since he 80s. It's not anything I really think about; they go beyond "fashion statement" for me. They practically part of my body now.

  • FreeCurlsFreeCurls Posts: 4,408Registered Users
    I have two holes in one ear and one in the other. It's funny, I wanted that second piercing so badly and since I've had it, nearly two decades now, I've barely changed the earring (I clean it but don't switch the jewelry). It's just a simple gold stud. I change the other earrings regularly though to match my outfits.
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  • jenny curljenny curl Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    A lot of people have double lobe piercings, imo. It's extremely common.

    I do too.
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