Anti-Tragus Piercing

Anti-Tragus PiercingAnti-tragus piercing is one of the common ear piercing types. While it’s not as popular as some other types (earlobe piercing, helix, or even tragus piercing), it is not a rare kind of a piercing. It means that you will easily find a piercer experienced enough to do this type of piercing correctly and to your great satisfaction.

Anti-Tragus Piercing Placement

Anti-tragus piercing is not really related to tragus piercing. Its name comes from the anatomical position: anti-tragus piercing is made on the specific fold of cartilage that is located opposite of the tragus, on the outer side of the ear.

It’s important to know that the size of this cartilage fold differs from person to person. Most of the people have an anti-tragus that is big enough to pierce. However, some people have anti-tragus that is too small to be pierced.

Another potential problem for the placement is the number of other piercings. If you have too many piercings on your ear, especially near your anti-tragus, and if you wear big, heavy ear jewelry, there might not be enough room to have your anti-tragus pierced.

This is why it’s always important to check with your piercer and make sure that you can get an anti-tragus piercing without a problem.

The Procedure

If your ear is anatomically suitable for anti-tragus piercing, the procedure itself is pretty straightforward and does not take long to perform.

The piercing is usually done with a relatively small gauge piercing needle. As with any other type of piercing, it’s important not to use a piercing gun. Piercing needles are safer and should be used to perform this piercing.

Jewelry

There is no specialized jewelry for anti-tragus piercings, so you should use general, multi-functional body jewelry.

The most common jewelry type for the anti-tragus piercing is a small curved barbell or a circular barbell. Some people also love to use ball closure rings.

Depending on the gauge you’re pierced with and if there’s no much room on the ear, you should consider microbarbells and other jewelry types with small beads and balls.

Additional Info

  • Always make sure there is enough room to have an anti-tragus piercing. If you have other ear jewelry, it may cause a problem. Jewelry can rub against the piercing and cause discomfort. It can also prevent your piercing from healing properly.
  • Don’t forget to clean your anti-tragus piercing at least twice per day using a saline solution.
  • During the healing time, avoid swimming and submersion in water. You should also make sure not to irritate your ear in other ways. Don’t hold the phone on this ear and try not to sleep on that ear during the healing time.
  • Anti-tragus piercing can take 6-8 months (often even more) to be fully healed.

Tragus Piercing

Tragus Piercing Tragus piercings are popular, even though they are not as common as other ear piercing types. Tragus piercings can be very stylish and they accentuate your ear in a discreet but fashionable manner. It is a great piercing for those who prefer cute jewelry that is not too big or “in your face”. It also goes well with other ear piercing types.

Tragus Piercing Placement

A tragus piercing is made on a specific part of the ear (tragus). This is a little projection located in front of the ear canal. Most people have this part of the ear developed enough so they can have a tragus piercing performed without a problem.

In fact, it’s very rare not to be able to have a tragus piercing because of the anatomy. The vast majority of people have a tragus big and developed enough to accommodate this type of a piercing.

The Procedure

While tragus piercing is not the most common ear piercing type, it’s still pretty common, and it’s not a challenge for an experienced piercer. The procedure is pretty straightforward.

This piercing is typically done with a small gauge, hollow piercing needle. It’s important to be pierced with a specialized needle and not with another instrument (such as a piercing gun).

Users may choose to be pierced with a straight or a curved needle, which means the hole itself will be either straight or curved. This may dictate the type of jewelry you can wear in your piercing.

It’s important to note that tragus piercings are nor particularly painful. This area of the ear has small number of nerve endings. This way, even beginners and those who fear pain can have a tragus piercing without a problem.

After the piercing is done, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions and to take a good care of your new piercing during its healing time.

Jewelry

Jewelry worn in a tragus piercing is usually small and discreet, but still attractive and stylish. There is no specialized tragus jewelry made, so people opt for universal and multi-functional jewelry pieces.

Some of the most common jewelry types include small diameter Captive Bead Rings, studs and posts. Some people also like to wear barbells in their tragus piercings.

Additional Info

  • While tragus piercing is usually not problematic and doesn’t tend to cause problems, some people report minor discomfort while wearing earbuds and other types of earphones. This is something to think about.
  • Clean your new piercing twice per day using a saline solution. You should use a cotton ball soaked in the saline solution so you can easily clean around your piercing.
  • Resist the urge to touch your new tragus piercing or to play with the jewelry. This is never a good idea for any piercing.
  • Wait until the piercing is healed (at least partially) before you change your tragus jewelry.
  • During the initial healing time, do what you can to avoid irritation. Don’t hold your phone on the pierced ear and avoid sleeping on that side.

Bone Paku Pin(s)

 

Bone Paku Pin

20 Different Designs check out the larger photo. This is a really great piece that is made from genuine bone. Popular for ear piercings and even nipple piercings. It is held in with a slight tapered 14 gauge pin, so no need for o-rings. It comes in one color. This piece has a tribal look that is really nice and available in a ton of different designs, just look at the larger photo.

Titanium Big Ballin Circular Barbells now available

Titanium Big Ballin Circular Barbell

Our Titanium is Nickel Free, half the weight of Steel, and available in several brilliant colors, without the use of dyes to color it. We only use G23TI Surgical Titanium or 6AI-4VEli Implantable Titanium. Both of these grades have been successfully used worldwide for heart valves, pacemakers, and implants.

Circular Barbells are a great design for people who frequently remove or change their jewelry. 16 gauge and larger circular barbells are all Internally Threaded, and can be worn with virtually any piercing. Circular Barbell’s are measured using the inside diameter.

They are available in a wide variety of colors, with either Matching Colored Balls or balls in a different color if requested.

This is true with the exception of the 0 Gauge, 00 Gauge, 7/16″, and 1/2″ gauge. These are only available with Surgical Steel Balls only. Also on All Gauges Rainbow is only available with Surgical Steel Balls.

Prong Set Gem Plug(s)

 

Prong Set Gem Plug

Prong Set Gem Plug

Prong Set Gem Plugs will draw a lot of attention to your lobe Piercings. The are not just your ordinary plugs because the gem is set in a prong setting instead of the bezel settings commonly seen anywhere. These are available in many Gauges to accommodate just about everyone’s piercings. Made from 316LVM Surgical Steel for quality and in the prong setting, the gem will really sparkle. Gem colors available are either clear or black only.

Why Ear Piercings Can Never Go Out of Style

Whenever we think of piercings, the first ones that come to our mind are ‘ear piercings’. This easily makes them the most common place, but despite that, these are the most sought after piercings. Almost everyone’s initiation into the world of piercings is done through ear piercings. This is one fashion statement that will never, ever go out of style.

Ear piercings are probably one of the oldest forms of body modification. These have stood the test of time! Also, there is so much more to ear piercings than simple lobe piercings. Most definitely, ear piercings can never go out of style! Let’s see why: Continue reading