Tragus piercing is a perforation in the part of the ear known as the tragus. This perforation is used for donning various types of jewelry. It is carried out using a small gauge and hollow piercing needle where a piece of tragus piercing jewelry with a ring shape is inserted.
It is recommended that once someone gets their tragus pierced, they should immediately cleanse it using a saline solution. This will act as an agent for reducing the intensity of tragus piercing pain to a bearable level. Consulting a piercer on the type of saline solution to use is advisable as opposed to selecting a predetermined brand.
The term anti tragus piercing is used to refer a pierce that is done across the original perforation bearing its name. Expected healing time for either the tragus or anti tragus is between three and six months. Any piercing of the ear cartilage is tricky to heal. It can quite be uncomfortable to use earphones, a Bluetooth device or the telephone. Avoiding the above devices is recommended for that particular ear for several weeks if possible.
The ideal starter jewelry would be a micro curved barbell or a 14 gauge CBR. One should bear in mind that the barbell’s ball end tends to get in the way when using devices such as the telephone.