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The Women Around Us #IWD2024
March 2024

The Women Around Us #IWD2024

#InternationalWomensDay is an important day to celebrate female achievements, personal and professional. The theme this year is #InspireInclusion. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. The aim is is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women. At Covetear, we believe that women have the power to lead, to inspire, and to prosper in an inclusive, bias free world.  We interviewed five inspiring females - groundbreakers, muses and friends to share what International Womens Day means to them.    Tell us a bit about yourself. I am a mother of two extremely beautiful and energetic...

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A Piercing Needle or Piercing Gun? The Lowdown.
July 2023

A Piercing Needle or Piercing Gun? The Lowdown.

Piercing Needles vs Guns. Let's face it - many of us have experienced the piercing gun at our local chemist or fashion jewellery store - most likely between the sweet ages of 6-16. Automatic devices have been used for years to perform our rite-of-passage piercings, but now professional body piercers are calling for a ban on them. Curious about why? Read on.

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Hypoallergenic Piercing Earrings for Sensitive Skin
July 2023

Hypoallergenic Piercing Earrings for Sensitive ...

Sensitive skin can put a dampner on the joy of wearing earrings, but there is a solution: hypoallergenic metals. If your earlobes become red, splotchy, or painful when wearing earrings, your skin may be allergic to the metal used. Not all metals are suitable for sensitive skin, but understanding which ones are hypoallergenic can help you find the perfect earrings. In this article, we will explore hypoallergenic jewellery and provide advice on the best earrings for individuals with sensitive ears. Understanding Hypoallergenic Jewellery Hypoallergenic jewellery is crafted from metals that are unlikely to cause allergic reactions. Nickel allergies are the...

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What To Expect After Your Piercing
May 2023

What To Expect After Your Piercing

Your new piercing may: Bleed a bit or be swollen for the first few days. A cold compress and/or ice will help reduce swelling and slow bleeding. Be tender, itchy, or even bruised for a few weeks. Secrete a whiteish-yellow fluid which may dry on the piercing. This is normal and will stop when the piercing is healed. Do not pick this with your fingers! During the first few weeks, some bleeding, localised swelling, tenderness, and/or bruising is expected. Throughout your healing process, you may also notice some discolouration, itching, and the secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the...

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Piercing Placements For Curated Lobes
May 2023

Piercing Placements For Curated Lobes

Expanding the landscape of your ear piercings is an art form – especially if you don’t want it to look too cluttered or chaotic. Balance, symmetry, skin tone and natural ear anatomy are all important to consider when designing your dream stack.

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The 411 On Piercing Your Child's Ears
March 2023

The 411 On Piercing Your Child's Ears

At Covetear, we offer a reimagining of this special, coming-of-age moment. One that is warm, comfortable, and safe – and just as inviting to the parents or caregivers as the child.

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How To Curate The Perfect Stack
March 2023

How To Curate The Perfect Stack

Curating the perfect ear stack, in our opinion, is a fine art. For those with multiple piercings, finding the perfect combination comes down to balance and creative expression – enter ‘Ear Curators’. Our Covetear specialists are trained in selecting the perfect placement, arrangement and jewellery style for your lobes.

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These Celebs Have Got Serious Stacking Game
March 2023

These Celebs Have Got Serious Stacking Game

Let it be known, curating a seriously stylish ear-scape (it's a thing, promise) requires a great level of skill and attention to detail. When it comes to designing your perfect piercing situ, balance is key. Over the years, you may have amassed more piercings than you care to remember, and so, a little thoughtful curation might be in order. And what better way to get those creative juices flowing than by checking out some of our current favourite celebrity ear-scapes for inspiration.

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Infected vs. Irritated?
March 2023

Infected vs. Irritated?

You would’ve heard by now a lot about the latest piercing trends – if you’re part of the Covetear universe and an enthusiast – welcome. We’re happy to have you. One thing fashion editorials or albeit even your local chemist may fail to educate you on is the nitty-gritty details of piercing culture – like the healing process. A rite of passage in any piercing journey, we’re here to shed light on what to expect, and when to reach out to a Covetear piercing master for guidance on your new piercing.

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