What Is a Tragus Piercing?

Learn everything you need to know about a tragus piercing from professional body piercer Dana Dunn in this Howcast video.

Transcript

My name's Dana Dunn. I've been working in the piercing business going on 6 years now. I do typically about 3,000 to 4,000 a year. I work at Pins and Needles Tattoo. We have a website pinsandneedlesportland.com. Piercing is my life and I'm going to talk to you about body piercing. A Tragus piercing is a cartilage piercing right on the outside your ear canal, its a small little piece of skin right there. Um, that piercing right there, its done with an 18 gauge hoop, a small little hoop. Basically how its done um, each piercer obviously has different ways of piercing it. Me personally, I like to take a receiving tube, which is a hollow metal tube, and its put right in the back of the Tragus itself. And it kinda puts some pressure on it so it kinda puts it out so its straight. The needle goes directly through, the hoop follows, and the hoop rests flat into your ear. Um, healing time for that is about four to six weeks, really easy to take care of it. Again, depending on your sleeping habit and all that again, just like with any type of ear piercing. Uh, that would depend on how long you know its gonna take to heal. Once it is healed a lot of people do just put little studs in there so all you have is like a little gem. Typically, its a really common piercing, its really easy to take care of. It is one of the more popular one's out there these days.

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