Earrings also known as Ear Studs are one of the most commonly worn jewelry items since dated back to early history. Its simplicity and elegant touch to the ear lobe make it the most used and sought out piercing to date. Ear piercing is one of the oldest forms of body piercing. Earrings can be used by both men and women, but are definitely more common among women. Ear studs can be placed in many areas of the ear not only the ear lobe. Nowadays, ear jewelry is created to fit all parts of the ear. The most popular areas to pierce on the ear in today's society are the helix/cartilage, industrial, tragus and lobe. Ear jewelry can be made of various components including metal, plastic, wood, stone, etc. Ear piercings can come in many different styles (hoop, stud, dangling, huggie, barbell, ear thread, statement earrings and spikes).