I’ve had my ear pierced again, and it’s throbbing. Technically, it’s a re-piercing; as a teenager, I had three holes in my left lobe but two of them have been defunct for decades. This is not a reaction to the political turmoil (if it’s going to feel like the 1970s all over again, I might as well dress the part) or a midlife crisis – I found this article in the New York Times on Ear Piercings without an Age Limit. I just like what’s going on with earrings at the moment. Ear cuffs and crawlers, multi-piercings and asymmetric pairings – all come under the category of age-defying style. There has been a rise in midlife multi-piercings and an array of elegant earrings do look ageless and chic – I like the idea of having tiny diamond studs dotted up my earlobe (who doesn’t?). Currently dousing myself with saltwater and trying not to lie on my left side, in bed – and as soon as my left lobe calms down, I’ll be going back for more.
You’re never too old for ear candy: