Growing up with parents who have a very traditional and
conservative mentality, anything to do with body modification (tattoos,
piercings, radical hairstyles etc.) was a big massive no-no in my household –
which, looking back, I am now very
thankful for! But I think everyone goes through that rebellious stage when
they’re younger, where they want to experiment and try new things out of their
comfort zone, but with little consideration to the long lasting effects of
Being a goody two shoes throughout my teenage years (for the most part anyway), as soon as I got to university I decided to take my first ever
rebellious step and get an ear cuff (so badass, right?). I was so obsessed with
it, I would show it off at every opportunity! However, three years on and I have had to get the piercing redone three times; whenever I brushed my hair, the
hoop would get caught on the hair brush’s
bristles and would fall off, it would also catch on to things such as loose
knits, or simply open up whilst I slept. If I forgot to re-insert the piercing
on the same day, by the next morning the hole would have already closed up! It was such
a hassle at times, but ultimately it was all well worth it, I was in love with
my cute little silver hoop!
I have always considered getting more piercings, a literal
earful of stacked silver rings would be gorgeous! Unfortunately I’m just not
that ballsy, and would never go ahead with such an idea. Thankfully now there’s a solution! Thank goodness for the pierced jewellery knock-off industry; faux cuff earrings are
great, as you get the same look as you would with a real piercing, but without
the lifetime commitment and ear butchering. The Body Jewellery Shop offers a
wide selection of different earpiercing styles
to suit your preference, ranging from simple designs, to more elaborate alternatives.
To wear the fake ear cuff, simply insert it and slide it from the top of the
ear, onto the middle, then twist the hoop inwards to attach. If you feel that
it may be slightly lose (as I experienced), just add a little bit of pressure
to tighten the gap between the earring and the ear.
What are your thoughts on faux jewellery? Would you try the ear cuff style pictured above?
Lots of love, Ana
*This post contains samples sent for review from the Body Jewellery Shop but all opinions are my own.