Considering this, what kind of earring do you use for a tragus piercing?
Stud: Small and simple, studs are a great option for tragus piercings, which tend to be tiny. A ball stud, which has smooth edges that are less likely to snag on hair and clothing, is ideal for a new piercing. Once it heals, you can get more adventurous with your studs.
Just so, what gauge is a tragus earring?
Standard piercing sizes
|Piercing||Standard Gauge||Standard Length|
|Nipple Piercing||14G||3/8″ , 1/2″, 9/16″|
|Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch / Daith||16G , 18G||3/16″, 1/4″ , 5/16″ and 3/8″|
|Septum||14G (16G is also commonly used)||3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, and 5/8″|
|Ear||20G and 18G|
How long does the tragus take to heal?
Although it can sometimes take around 8 weeks for the wound to fully heal, these symptoms should not last more than 2 weeks. Infection may be present if a person experiences: swelling that does not go down after 48 hours.
Different parts of the ear are bound to hurt more than others because the flesh varies – the ear lobe is generally considered the least painful piercing whereas cartilage piercings, like the helix, tragus, conch and so on – will usually be more painful because it’s tougher.
Generally, as long as your tragus is large enough you can get this piercing. The common logic is: if it’s big enough to grab, it’s big enough to pierce. … A professional will look at the size and shape of your tragus to make sure the piercing is safe. It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen.
Tragus Piercing Aftercare
During the entire healing period you want to avoid rotating the jewelry. This is because if it scabs rotating the jewelry will rip that scab and disrupt the healing process.
How Long Do Tragus Piercings Take To Close Up? … Within the first 6 months this piercing can close in a matter of hours. After a year, it can take days or even weeks to close. If you’ve had the tragus piercing for three or four years the hole will generally close slowly, and may never fully close.
Getting a stud instead of a hoop will help you avoid these issues. Not only do they make for easier healing, but some piercers also prefer them for aesthetic purposes. “I prefer smaller studs on tragus piercings because it’s a nice place to have a subtle sparkle,” Castillo says.
Tragus Piercing Risks
This isn’t a super risky piercing, but it still does have some risks you should be aware of. Any time you have cartilage pierced, you run the risk of a harder-to-treat infection should one develop. In addition, cartilage piercings can easily form hypertrophic scarring around the piercing site.
Nose studs or bones are a little bit more uncomfortable to wear in ear piercings, but it’s not impossible. L bend nose rings have been seen in tragus piercings and upper helix piercings. It is really up to the wearer to decide if they prefer nose rings to labret studs. It is possible to wear a nose ring as an earring.