Name: Maia Brown

Age: 20

Insta: @maiaxbrown

Occupation: Digital Marketing Strategist

Maia's Picks

Pavé Venus Stud


8mm Pavé Huggie


Hoop - Teeniest


Describe your style

Sophisticated, classic, chic, and effortless. I follow the “less but better” mantra every time I look for a new piece, and frequent vintage shops around the city. My closet is full of classic staples, which makes things easy because I could be blindfolded and still build an adequate outfit! I wear jeans and heels on the daily and always don something sparkly if I’m going out at night.


How many piercings do you have? What's your most memorable piercing experience? 

I have 6… so far. My most memorable experience was actually at Studs! It was on a stormy Friday around the time that they had just opened, and I impulsively decided to get another piercing. Everything outside was so chaotic, but as soon as I stepped inside the studio the vibes were fun and comfortable. The bright aesthetic and thoughtful customer service made the typically daunting process of getting a piercing light and enjoyable.

What's your daily stud look? How does jewelry play into your self-expression? 

I wear a mix of gold and pave hoops in both ears on my lobes along with a few cuffs. I have small and sensitive ears so I stick with dainty pieces that I can wear without a worry! I’ve been really into fine jewelry ever since I got my first piece for my 7th birthday. It was a ring with my birthstone, a garnet. Every year I get a new piece of gold jewelry for my birthday and always treat myself to a new one whenever I reach a goal or a milestone in my life. I think of them as tokens for my memorable moments, and it brings me joy whenever I wear them.

What are you obsessed with right now?

Writing my friends and loved ones postcards and going on online tours of different art museums! Art and writing have always been big aspects of my life and taking the time to connect with people through both during this unusual time has brought me some normalcy and happiness.

What are you watching or reading right now?

Watching "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on repeat and reading everything Anais Nin has ever written. It’s an odd but fun balance of comedic gold and sensual literature.

What's your party trick?

Honestly, I rarely go to parties! I’m an old soul and I’m very introverted, so I barely go out. But when I do, I’m very competitive so I’m really good at games whether it’s beer pong or Scrabble… must be the oldie in me.

If you could make one thing into an earring, what would be?

I’ve always wanted an ear climber that was hand-written script! I love personal pieces so maybe a word or phrase written beautifully by a loved one that I could wear around.