The tragus is a small piece of cartilage that sits out slightly from the face in front of the ear canal and partially covers the ear opening. When the tragus is pierced, it is punctured with a needle and a piece of jewelry is placed in the hole.
Tragus is generally pierced with a 18G needle and so does most of the Piercing studios.
If you ask, any Piercer or someone who has gotten there tragus pierced, they will tell you that it is one of the most painful piercings. Although there are no nerve endings in the tragus, as the piercer applies pressure to puncture the thick cartilage, the amount of discomfort or pain is comparatively more than any other forms of piercing. The pain is temporary and lasts for about a minute or two. You may also experience some discomfort and pain when the jewelry is inserted into the hole.
After the initial pain has worn off, the surrounding area will be sore for some days. Individuals will need to sleep on their other side and take care to avoid snagging clothing or towels on the new jewelry.
Healing and Care of Your New Piercing
Tragus piercings usually takes two to four months to heal. It is normal for this much time to pass before you can sleep easily with your new piercing. Complete healing along with no sensitivity can take about a year.
After your piercing, clean the site every day.
- Use a disinfectant.
- Avoid touching your new piercing.
- Change your pillow covers every other day.
- Wear buttoned shirts to avoid snagging pullovers on your new jewelry.
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