Studs or tight loops are allowed if the bottom of the loop touches the ear lobe.
The ear lobe is somewhat distinctive with a 65 per cent incidence of the attached condition and 10 per cent soldered.
His face went solemn with his effort, and I felt a twinge in my ear lobe.
by 1786, from ear (n.1) + lobe. Earlier was ear lap (Old English had earlæppa "external ear").
earlobe or ear loben. The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.