It is recommended that an experienced ear piercer should do it so that you can avoid some of the most common infections that could accompany your small wound. Because the tragus is a bit thicker than the earlobe, it is thus wise to have a person who has diverse experience do the piercing, so that he/she can exert the right pressure.
There are many reasons why you can go for tragus piercing. One of them is the creation of a new and unique identity. Ear piercing is not done for the sake of it, but it is about culture and lifestyle. Suddenly you want to create a trademark look that is only unique to you just like the musicians and other celebrities do.
The good thing is that tragus piercing services abound and therefore you will be spoil for choice when you decide to go for it. While tragus piercing is not as popular as ear piercing or nose piercing, the trend is catching on fast. Slowly, it is becoming even trendier than the normal ear piercing.
Perhaps it would help to clarify a little bit the difference between ear and tragus piercing. While ear piercing is done at the front part of the ear, that is, on the earlobe mostly, tragus piercing is done on the end cartilage that is at the back part of the ear.
While this type of piercing is more likely to be found in women, men too are picking up the trend where the very daring have their tragus pierced and studs inserted
How to do tragus piercing safely
It is not really how to do it, but it is what to avoid when doing any kind of body piercing. For starters, do not do it at home because that will bring you many complications later. Should you decide to have a DIY piercing at home, you should read a lot of information about it. But why risk all those complications while you can have an expert do it for a small fee?
The piercer will most likely advise you to lie down still on your back and he/she will hold your head in position. The cartilage of the ear will be held still to make sure that it does not move under pressure from the needle.
The piercer then pierces through the cartilage either with the curved or straight needle. It will hurt a bit as he/she applies extra pressure to penetrate the thick flesh. Afterwards, there will be a bit of bleeding but that is normal and should cause you no qualms.
The piercer will then insert the starter jewelry (also called tragus jewelry) it is recommended that you follow his/her advise to the letter as pertaining to the type of jewelry you can insert in the pierced cartilage, until after it heals.
No excess discomfort and pain after tragus piercing
Unlike what many people wrongly assume, there is no extra pain from the pierced part of your ear. However, there will be some discomfort, just as you would get from the other common body piercings.
For a few days after the piercing, you will have to sleep on one side until you heal. However, this is a small price to pay for your self-identity and the envious looks you will get from your peers. There are no serious dangers to deter you from going for this trendsetting ear piercing.
For the first five days, wear button up clothes so that you avoid upsetting the piercing because it will be sore. Even though the pain will go away after five days or so, the piercing is still not healed and therefore you should give it an additional 6 to 8 weeks to allow it to heal completely.
Clean your ear with a saline solution at least three times in a day during the healing period. Twist the tragus jewelry a bit to allow the cleaning solution to penetrate everywhere.
If you handle the tragus piercing cleanly, you will avoid the common infections that accompany such piercing operations. After two weeks, you can discard your tragus jewelry or surgical studs and wear what you fancy. Then move out and make your friends and mates go gaga with your great sense of style and fashion.
Tragus piercing is now a culture
It is important that if you are a fashioner, you keep up with the emerging trends. Furthermore, your friends are most likely going for the piercing and so you might lag behind alone. Go for it today because it is:
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