What Kind of Ear Piercing Should You Get?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Kind of Ear Piercing Should You Get?
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About This Quiz

A lot of people get a piercing when they're too young to fully think through exactly what they want. (Indeed, some people get piercings that they couldn't even choose for themselves, as one sees when people pierce the ears of babies and children.) There is certainly an upside to getting this rite of passage out of the way as a young child; you don't remember the pain, you can fit in, and any older relative who doesn't know you very well can always just get you earrings if they're trying to think of a gift.

However, the advantage of waiting a little longer to decide is that you get to really think through how you're going to decorate yourself in this way. Perhaps your hesitation is that your fashion tastes are more conservative, or your relatives or faith tradition frown on piercings. Perhaps you just haven't decided what sort of look you want for yourself, or what sort of space you want to fit seamlessly into. It's a permanent decision, so it's wise to think it through. Take this quiz that will help you identify where to start - at least when it comes to your ears! Let's get started!

What industry do you work in?
Finance
Marketing
Arts
Law

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Is it very hot in your hometown or area?
Fairly
No, it's cold.
No, it's temperate.
Very

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Do you love to accessorize?
I dislike it.
I like it.
I love it!
I hate and fear it.

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How religious are you?
A little
Somewhat
Not a bit
Extremely

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Do you get a lot of infections?
Kinda, yes
Not really
Never!
Yes, all the time

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How's your pain threshold?
Low
Pretty good
Superheroic
I faint at the sight of a needle.

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What instrument do you play?
Piano
Guitar
Drums
None

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Do you have any piercings elsewhere?
I think about it, but not yet.
Belly button
Everywhere!
Nope!

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What fabric is the most represented in your wardrobe?
Chiffon
Cotton
Leather
Lace

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What ancestral culture do you hold dear?
Vikings
The tribe of my ancestors that I actually am descended from.
A tribe that I'm not actually descended from but think are cool.
Do WASPs count?

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How goofy are you?
I have my moments!
Very
Not very
I hate goofiness.

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Do you have long hair?
Yes, very long straight hair
I have short hair.
I have a shaved head.
Yes, long wild curls

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Do you wear a lot of hats (literal ones, not figurative ones)?
I own a hat or five.
I don't like wearing hats, so I only have one or two.
Nope
Yes, I love my hats!

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What color do you think looks best on you?
Gold
Silver
Black
Pink

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Do you lose things?
Not really
Not often
No, I'm shockingly organized even though I don't look it.
All the time

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How are your fine motor skills?
Average only
Pretty good
Superb
Wobbly!

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How do you feel about Marilyn Monroe's famous quote, "I always like to find new places to wear diamonds"?
I wouldn't go that far.
I'm into it.
Diamonds are going a bit far.
It's a line from a movie so not actually a Marilyn quote.

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Do you share your home with a baby, cat or dog?
One of each
Yes, just one though
Nope!
More than one of each, actually

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Do you have any allergies?
Just certain materials
Only very mild hay fever
Nope!
All the allergies

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Do you wear your hair down most days?
About half the time
If it's down, it's still pulled back.
Nope
Yes, usually

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Do you go to a lot of fancy parties?
I do indeed!
More than you'd think
Definitely not
Not really

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Do you like upsetting your grandma, just because?
No, she's a nice old lady.
Sometimes
Yes, she's horrible so screw her!
No, I love her!

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Is anyone in your life giving you jewelry regularly?
I wish. Sigh.
My friends and I buy a lot together.
I give me jewelery. I am my own boo.
No, but that's OK, I don't like it.

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Do you stand to inherit anything from any very old, very conservative relatives, who might be offended if they thought you were living an alternative lifestyle?
Yes, actually. How did you know?
I wish.
No, and I wouldn't change for them if I did.
Yes, my granny's house is very nice and she's definitely got a few more years in her.

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Do you play in a band?
I did once, ages ago.
Yes, I am the lead singer.
As the drummer, yes
No!

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How nerdy are you?
A little
Very
Not really
More than you'd think!

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Have you ever been to a Renaissance Fair?
Once, it was cool!
You mean, a Rennaissance Fayre, right? Yes, annually.
I run one.
No, what is that?

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Do you cosplay?
Nope.
Sometimes, yes.
Professionally, yes.
What is that?

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How often do you travel?
A few times a year
Monthly
All the time for work
Twice a year

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How much discretionary income do you have?
Quite a lot
Average, but I spend it mostly on jewelry.
More than you'd think
None

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