How to Get a Tragus Piercing
Known as the helix of the ear, tragus piercings are a popular option for people who are looking to spice up their looks. These piercings are often seen in celebrities, such as Lucy Hale and Scarlett Johansson, but they can also be worn by normal people.
There are two different types of tragus piercings: one is surface and the other is cartilage. A surface piercing is less painful and heals more quickly, but it’s not recommended for everyone.
A tragus piercing is more sensitive than an earlobe piercing, and it usually hurts a little more because of the pressure involved with piercing it. Everybody experiences pain differently, so it’s best to talk with your piercer about how you feel during the piercing.
You’ll want to make sure your ear is clean and dry before getting your tragus pierced. This means washing the area with purified water and a medical-grade disinfectant. This will help reduce the risk of infection and avoid catching germs that can cause infections in this area.
Your piercer will need to use forceps, which look like scissors, to help guide the needle through your tragus. The piercer will also need to numb the tragus before piercing it so that you won’t feel any pain when the needle goes through.
The piercer will line everything up, and when they’re ready to start, you’ll be asked to take a big breath in and out. The piercer will then pop the needle through your tragus.
Depending on your piercer, you might experience a stinging sensation as the needle passes through your tragus. This is normal as the needle penetrates through the top layer of skin and nerves, and you may also feel a pinching sensation.
It will sting the most right when the needle goes through, and it can be uncomfortable at first, but it’s likely to fade away after the piercing is done. In fact, most tragus piercings cause only minor discomfort and will heal on their own within a few minutes.
If you experience any bleeding during or after the piercing, don’t panic. This is normal and should be fine, but if you do experience a lot of blood or it doesn’t stop after a few days, get in touch with your piercer to let them know.
Aftercare: It’s important to follow the piercer’s aftercare instructions closely and stick with them, especially when it comes to cleaning your ear. This is because if you don’t clean your ear, it can lead to an infection.
You should also avoid snagging your ring or other piercing jewelry on things like phones or clothing, as this could damage the piercing and slow down the healing process.
A tragus piercing can also cause rejection, which is when the body treats the piercing jewelry as a foreign object and pushes it out. This can result in a hole growing larger or the skin flaking or thickening around it, so be extra careful after a piercing!