There's no right or wrong way to do it. "Constellation piercings are unique to the individual," Schneider said. "The beauty of them is that you can frame and curate your piercing scape to your preference. It really is a personalized approach, with many people opting to decorate piercings differently throughout each ear — the possibilities are endless."
Before your piercing appointment, try to find some inspiration of what you want your final results to look like. That will help your piercer give you a cluster of piercings that best fit your style.
Middle, lobe, cartilage — the piercings can go wherever. "There is no steadfast rule; the piercing landscape can either decorate the entire ear or be focused more throughout the lobe with piercings clustered closer together," Schneider said. (That means if you don't want any piercings on the cartilage of your ear, you don't have to get them.) Your piercings can be focused just on the lobe or a mix of both. "For example, we recently did a series of three piercings with two on the lobe and one on the upper helix."