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Ear Piercing Projects Planning - Body Piercing Basics EP128

In the 128th episode of DaVo's Youtube series Body Piercing Basics, he discusses what steps you should take before starting a multi-piercing Ear Piercing Project.

Show Notes:

What to consider:

Is it a new project or are you combining existing piercing?

  • What piercings will work with your anatomy?

  • What style of jewelry do you want to wear?

  • The Shape of your ear?

  • Are you going to want to change the jewelry?

  • What color of materials look best with your skin tone

Pattern / constellation style ear flats:

  • Decide if you want a centerpiece

  • Build off the alignment of existing piercing or create a pattern

  • Decide on jewelry style and size beforehand

  • combine different sizes, shapes, gems, and colors to make it seem unified

  • If the top of the ear bows outward or has a fold to it, consider matching the placement.

  • Mark out complete placement and take a photo.

Industrials, Tridents, and Orbits: 

  • May require bending the barbells to match the piercing angles

  • Greatly increases the risk of issues

  • Orbit piercings have to be perfectly spaced.

  • The angle of the piercing is just as important as the placement

  • May find that the jewelry is uncomfortable to wear

Existing piercings:

  • Often adding jewelry that is uniform with the project reduces the distraction of older piercings.

  • May have to abandon old piercings if they interfere with the new project.

  • Consider Stacking additional piercings to older piercings to create a new pattern and look.

If you have a question you would like to see covered in a future video, please comment or contact DaVo at

I aka DaVo have been a professional body piercer and the owner of the Axiom Body Piercing Studio in Des Moines, Iowa since 1994. My focus on education and helping clients make safe and informed decisions on getting pierced has always been a large part of my business practices and services. With my website and increasingly on youtube, I hope to expand and inform others outside of my small part of the world. I always encourage questions and comments, so if you have one, please comment.

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Suggested Aftercare Products:

  • For Premixed Saline DaVo suggests. NeilMed Neil Cleanse Wound Wash First-Aid Sterile Saline Solution 6 fl oz Each -
  • Band-Aid Brand First Aid Products Tru-Absorb Gauze Sponges for Cleaning Wounds, 4 in x 4 in, 50 ct -

All footage was filmed using a Canon EOS 80D Camera with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens - and Canon EOS R  - with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens -

Audio - Recorded with Shure MV7 - with a Tascam DR-40x -

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