Real talk: sometimes we just need to change our look. Maybe our aesthetic is getting a little tiresome, or we just want to mark a special occasion by doing something different. A new year calls for something fresh, and what better way to scream “new year, new you” than a brand-new body piercing? The hardest part (aside from the pain) is often deciding what piercing to get. That’s why we’ve picked the best body piercing for each zodiac sign, so the stars can help guide you.
We enlisted the help of astrologer extraordinaire and horoscope queen for Coveteur, Amelia Quint, to really make sure we give each sign the proper piercing prescription. So if you’ve been craving a second hole piercing or have been thinking about getting your nipple pierced, this is the time and this is the hour. Just make sure to go to a reputable piercing studio to get it done. They’ll be able to educate you about aftercare so your piercing can heal well, no stress necessary.
1Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorn, you like a posh appearance without too much fuss. This is why a second lobe piercing is perfect for you. Not only will it effortlessly add another dimension to your look, it also won’t be too much trouble to upkeep. Plus, think of how cute double gold hoops would be!
2Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
We know you’re freaky, Aquarius, which is why you ended up with the wild card of piercings — the nipple. Whether you’re getting one nipple pierced or both, you’ll love the mystique it gives you. Not only do you like a dirty little secret, you also love anything unconventional. This makes you and a nipple piercing a match made in heaven.
3Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You may be the dreamers of the zodiac, Pisces, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have an edge. You love to be your own person, which is why you’d rock a septum piercing like no one else. Pick one with jewels for some extra glamour and you’ll be feeling yourself in no time.
4Aries (March 21-April 19)
The upper lobe, (where the fourth, fifth or sixth hole would be) is the unexpected piercing of choice for you, dear Aries. Besides the fact you can layer up your piercings by getting more than one, the delicate but daring look of earrings in the upper lobe is sure to draw you in. Get your piercings staggered and asymmetrical for an even more striking aesthetic.
5Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’re a luxurious sort, Taurus, and you need a piercing that is equal parts fabulous and practical. So why not try a rook? The surprising placement is sure to excite you, and paired with a diamond or something equally as attention-getting and you’ll be sold.
6Gemini (May 21-June 20)
There’s an edge about you, Gemini, that calls for a piercing just as rebellious. Who better to try an industrial than you? This piercing makes a big statement, and it takes someone who can pull it off to make it shine. This isn’t for the faint of heart, but we have a feeling that won’t be a problem for you.
7Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A tragus piercing is both delicate and tough, kind of like you, Cancer. You’d look fabulous with this sophisticated piercing, especially if done in a delicate gold. Pair with some matching earrings to really hone in on the look.
8Leo (July 23-Aug 22)
You like being the center of attention, Leo, and nothing is quite as eye-catching as a navel piercing. The element of surprise with this is sure to fascinate you, and since you have free reign over the piercing itself, you can get something that really fits your style.
9Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You’re not fond of cheap thrills, Virgo, and you need a piercing that is cool without being too over-the-top. This is why we’ve picked the classic cartilage piercing for you. If you want to spice it up you can get two or three piercings in a row, or simply pick a sparkling diamond or hoop to shake things up.
10Libra (September 23-October 22)
There’s something special about a nose piercing. A little more obvious than its ear counterpart, a nose piercing takes commitment. It’s perfect for being sweet and soft, or cool and edgy, like you Libra, which makes this your perfect pair. Whether you want a small diamond or a cool glyph, this is sure to be the change you need this new year.
11Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Oh Scorpio, you need something as sharp and striking as you are. We know you’re not the most patient when it comes to healing, which is why the daith is perfect for you. The unusual ear piercing can only be pulled off by someone like you, so go ahead. Indulge yourself.
12Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Why get one piercing when you can get two? We picked the double nostril piercing for you, Sagittarius, because you’re fiery and unique enough to work it. Get a piercing on each nostril or both on one side, depending on how you feel.
No matter what piercing you get, we hope it gives you the pep in your step you need in 2018.