Are you just learning what a tragus piercing is? Well, you might want to know about the alternative to tragus piercings – the anti tragus piercing. What in the world is an anti tragus piercing? First of all, let’s talk about normal tragus piercings. You know the fleshy piece of cartilage that sits right at the front of your ear canal? The piece of your ear that you can press down on if you want to block your ears? That’s the tragus and that’s what people get pierced when they get a tragus piercing.
An anti tragus piercing on the other hand is a piercing of the fleshy piece of cartilage which is situated across from the tragus itself, above the earlobe. Take a look at the picture below to get a better idea of what the anti tragus is.
An anti tragus piercing is when you get the anti tragus pierced with a piercing needle and have a piece of piercing jewellery, typically a barbell placed through the anti tragus. Like with all other piercings, avoid getting your anti tragus pierced with a piercing gun at all costs.
As with any other piercing, the piercing must be cleaned every day with a saline solution until the piercing has healed. The piercing jewellery in the anti tragus piercing should never be changed while the piercing is healing. Only when the anti tragus piercing has fully healed can the piercing jewellery be changed for another piece of jewellery. An anti tragus piercing takes approximately 3 to 6 months to heal.
If you have a regular tragus piercing you may want to think hard before you go ahead and get an anti tragus piercing as the position of the piercing may cause the jewellery to rub against the jewellery in the tragus piercing. This can cause irritation to the piercing, especially in the healing stage, and may cause infection or difficulty healing.
The anti tragus piercing is a pretty unusual piercing and is one that not that many people have. So if you’re looking to get a piercing that is a little bit different, a little bit edgy, the anti tragus piercing might be the piercing for you.