How big does your tragus need to be to get it pierced?

How big does your tragus need to be to get it pierced?

As for tragus piercing, 1,2mm(16G) is the standard and most common gauge size. It’s also the size that is generally used as first piercing jewel during healing. Less common, it is possible to wear piercing jewels with a 1,6mm(14G) gauge at your tragus.

Can you get a small tragus pierced?

Generally, as long as your tragus is large enough you can get this piercing. A professional will look at the size and shape of your tragus to make sure the piercing is safe. It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen.

Which ear should I get my tragus pierced?

In terms of anatomy, the outer ear is made up of cartilage and skin. While the fleshy lobe remains the preferred choice among traditionalists looking to get pierced, areas of cartilage, like the tragus, may entice those interested in something slightly different, or in addition to, their already pierced lobe.

Do you have to downsize a tragus piercing?

Your piercer is going to shorten the length to aid in proper healing. under their care your piercing will be safe and sanitary. Longer lengths are used first to accommodate for any swelling. After the swelling stage passes, downsizing aids further since too long jewelry moves more and can lead to irritation, etc.

What hurts more Helix or tragus?

What is the most painful ear piercing? But not all cartilage piercings are known to cause the same pain threshold, with upper cartilage piercings such as helix considered to be less painful than the anti-tragus and other inner ear piercings, which have harder tissue.

Is it weird to get both tragus pierced?

Multiple piercings in different ears are best done at least six months apart. You need one ear to sleep on, use to talk on the phone, etc., and getting cartilage pierced in both ears at the same time can be incredibly difficult to heal.

When should I downsize my tragus?

Your downsize is generally scheduled for anywhere between 2 – 8 weeks after having the piercing done, and in this time that channel won’t be entirely formed just yet and very, very delicate.

How long after a tragus piercing can I change it?

Stephanie recommends, at the minimum, waiting 8 weeks before changing up your jewellery but in general, be careful about changing your earrings round for the first 6 months as it can slow down the healing process.

Where does the tragus piercing go in the ear?

The standard tragus piercing: Passes from the front to the back of the tragus cartilage and comes out above the opening of your ear canal. Vertical tragus piercing/surface tragus piercing: A surface piercing that doesn’t actually pass through the tragus at all.

Are there any health benefits to a tragus piercing?

Piercing the tiny nub of cartilage that sits just in front of the ear canal has become more popular since it was discovered that ear cartilage piercings may help manage migraine. Before you make a beeline for the piercing studio, here are the answers to some FAQs about tragus piercings. Does it actually have health benefits? Maybe.

What kind of stud to use for tragus piercing?

Labret studs are commonly used for tragus piercings as they have a flat bottom that doesn’t get in the way of your ear canal, and a small threaded ball to screw on the other end. For a tragus piercing, the bar will be fed through from the back-side with the flat part staying behind the tragus.

What do you need to know about ear piercing?

How does ear piercing work? Depending on where you go for your piercing, and the part of your ear that you choose, a professional with a needle or piercing gun marks a spot and creates a hole. The piercer then places an earring in the hole. Which is safer, a piercing gun or a needle?