We all know that piercings are a huge part of Gothic youth culture; a gentle touch of hardness that lends the right edge to a generally dark, soft, and beautiful aesthetic. There are many active trends in piercing amongst the various subcultures that fit under the Gothic umbrella (corset piercing seems to be the most rapidly growing), but lately one of the biggest and best new things is a return to the pureness and subtlety of our favorite nineties style: black on black.
Black clothing, make-up, and hair mixed with ink-toned body jewelry is fresh and on fire right now with feminine styles often including emo, romantic gothic, and scene type hairstyles to compliment a pale face and dark jewelry.
Men’s styling generally remains less ethereal and monochrome, with black tunnels, eyelets, plugs, and tapers being the main focal point of the trend.
Amazing black piercing jewelry and gauges with intricate textures and designs is becoming more common for both sexes as the availability of more chic and interesting items rises. Check out some of these gorgeous pieces available online:
Also, one interesting and unexpected aside to this ebony inclination is the brilliance of retro style tattoo art with bright and modern coloring, lending an updated feel to the aesthetic.
The hue, depth, texture, and elegance of this new style’s elements keep the look from ever washing out. Simply put, this is not your momma’s black.