3 On-Trend Tragus Earrings
As the underside of your tragus piercing sits at the opening of
the ear canal, you want to opt for
types of earrings that do not have a sharp back. These are our
top picks for tragus piercings:
- Huggies - Gold
huggie earrings are small hoops that connect through your
tragus piercing. With this style you can choose sleek modern
design, or luxurious
diamond studded earrings.
- Studs - When choosing stud
earrings for your tragus, it's essential to ensure they are
earrings. We adore adding a pop of colour to the ear with
- Labret/Flat Back Earrings - Labret
earrings are the most common to be used in the tragus piercing.
These look like minimalist stud earrings with a flat back which
will mean they're always comfy.
How Painful is a Tragus Piercing?
The cartilage in a tragus piercing is thick, which means it can
be uncomfortable to pierce. However, with no nerve endings it
shouldn't be very painful as the pain comes from the pressure of
the piercing which only lasts a matter of moments. In the days
following your tragus piercing you may experience a small amount of
swelling and soreness but this should subside quickly.
Tragus Healing Time
Compared to lobe piercing, tragus piercing takes longer to heal
due to the nature of cartilage. You can expect your piercing to be
fully healed within 6 - 12 months. During healing it's important to
keep earrings in as the hole can close over very quickly in initial
months. If you do change your tragus earrings it could slow down
the healing process.
Aftercare & Cleaning Piercings
Caring for your tragus piercing after your appointment is vital
for a healthy healing process. You will need an Antibacterial
Cleansing Saline Solution, which should be used to clean the tragus
piercing twice a day - morning and night - during the full healing
period. If your tragus secretes any fluid, do not panic as this is
normal, simply use the saline solution and a cotton bud to clean
up. For this full time you should also keep the jewellery in.