What size is a tragus piercing? There is two main barbell gauge sizes for tragus piercings : 1,2mm(16G) and 1,6mm(14G) (barbell diameter). As for tragus piercing, 1,2mm(16G) is the standard and most common gauge size. It’s also the size that is generally used as first piercing jewel during healing.
In this regard, are tragus piercings painful?
The tragus piercing is considered much less painful than other ear piercings. It’s also a good piercing if you want something a little different from the norm. Just make sure you take the right precautions and get medical help as soon as possible if you experience side effects that may indicate a problem.
Just so, what does the tragus piercing help with?
What is a tragus piercing? Tragus and daith piercings are novel treatments for migraine headaches and pain. The daith is a fold of cartilage above the ear canal. The tragus is the triangular piece of cartilage below the daith, to the side of the opening.
Can your tragus be too small to pierce?
It’s uncommon for a tragus to be too small, but it does happen. Trying to pierce this area can result in piercing behind the tragus if it is not large enough. This can affect your ability to chew.
It’s absolutely safe, however a regular ear piercing is typically 18 gauge in size where a Tragus is typically 16 gauge. When putting a smaller size piece of jewelry in your tragus piercing, the hold will slowly shrink to the size of the new ring.
A tragus piercing would not damage your ear drum. I seriously doubt that a piercing could effect you hearing unless it developed one hell of an infection. Even then, is expect serious damage to the outside of your ear (like, do you still have that ear at all?) before it effected your ear.
The daith is located right at the innermost part of your cartilage, near the tragus. This area is thicker compared to the rest of the ear, so expect a higher level of pain with this piercing.
Can a tragus piercing help with weight loss? No, that’s a myth. There are rumours flying around about how different forms of ear stapling can assist with weight loss – you can read about them here – but we’re skeptics on that theory.
A daith piercing is located in the innermost fold of your ear. Some people believe that this piercing can help ease anxiety-related migraines and other symptoms.
Proponents of ear stapling claim that the staples stimulate a pressure point that controls appetite, leading to weight loss. Small surgical staples are placed into the inner cartilage of each ear. The staples can be left in place for several weeks or even months.
The tragus is a favorite place to get an ear piercing, and while it can look great, this type of piercing can easily become infected if it is not cared for properly.
‘All piercings are going to be puncture wounds, we are piercing completely through the ear and introducing a foreign object. This always comes with some risks like scarring, rejection, over swelling and catching or tearing the piercing but the biggest risk of all piercings is infection.
Akhavan even recommends avoiding using earphones for the first at least four to eight weeks, though ideally until the area is completely healed. And sorry to break this to you, too, but, “for the first two to three weeks, avoid sleeping on your side to prevent friction on the area,” he says.