These are pretty cool looking. I have them in white gold and I think that they look like I have staples in my ears. I dig it. The studs stay fastened so well that they are kind of hard to take off. But I’d rather have that then have them come undone. The studs are a little bit long for me personally and as a side-sleeper I find them uncomfortable to sleep in. I have sensitive skin and I have had zero issues with the metal itself.