Tragus ear piercing is the new trend these days, which is done at the end of the tunnel of the ear. This type of piercing is not very common these days but you can find many people who get it done. The tragus ear piercings requires some special type of scissors and needles and so, you should go to a professional who is good at it so that it does not go wrong. When the piercing is being done, a little rubber is placed on the tragus and then the hole is made. Since the tragus is a very thick part of the ear, tragus piercing requires some force while inserting the needle and getting it on the other side. The tragus piercing cost is a little higher than the other types of piercing because it is done with special equipments and care.
This is one of the most painful types of piercing and causes bleeding as well. The pain subsides only after a few days and if the care is not done, it might even case infection. The gauge in case of tragus piercings is very important because the size of the ring depends on it and if a bigger or a smaller size is worn by mistake, it can cause serious trouble. When the piercing is done, there will be a special ring, which will be inserted in the hole while piercing tragus, which you can take out only after it, has been healed properly. People even get vertical tragus piercing which is on the edge of the tragus and not on the main tragus. It is less painful and looks like two dots near the ear. The vertical tragus surface piercing is also very common and you can find many people who get these done.
The tragus piercing aftercare is also very important for at least three months because it can cause infection, which will cause serious discomfort. Saline solution has to be used on a daily basis on the piercing along with any other disinfectant, which has been suggested to you. After you apply the solution, you will have to twist the ring so that the solution goes inside the hole. The tragus piercing healing time is a little longer than other types of piercing and you have to avoid sleeping on that side during the period so that it does not rub against the pillow causing further irritation.
Article by Lana Lane