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Dear Body Candy,
What is a good earring for a conch kind of piercing?
Body Candy: Hi Dianna!
The style of jewelry you can wear in a conch piercing can vary a bit, depending on which portion of the conch is pierced. You can never go wrong with a labret, which is a barbell with a flat disc end. The flat end makes it comfortable, even if you sleep on that side, and the straight jewelry won’t move around within the piercing so it’s less likely to cause an irritation bump. However, if your piercing is fully healed, you may be able to try out circular jewelry such as a captive bead ring or a clicker style ring depending on exactly where the piercing is located on your conch.
How do you go about planning a cool piercing setup? I've seen some really amazing curations, but I have no idea where to start or what piercings look good together.
Body Candy: Hello Eva,
There are actually several apps available that allow you to alter a picture and see what different piercings would look like on you. If that isn’t an option for you, your best bet is to consult a professional piercer. While they can’t make the decisions for you, they can certainly offer insights as to which piercings would best flatter you and which ones your anatomy is most suited to. You can also try out some clip-on styles to see if you like the look enough to want to get the actual piercing. We've got some awesome faux/non-pierced options you can try: https://www.bodycandy.com/pages/fake-body-jewelry