Ideally, the best types of earrings for this type of piercing would be barbells, cuffs, mini hoops, labret studs, and internally threaded jewelry. One of the most popular types of tragus piercing jewelry is ball-shaped studs. The size fits seamlessly and it’s a piece I’d recommend for tragus newbies.
Also question is, what is the best metal for tragus piercing?
Tragus Piercing Jewelry Metals
The best options are hypoallergenic and bio-compatible metals that are suitable for sensitive skin. These include titanium, surgical grade stainless steel and higher karat gold. However, avoid any plated metals, sterling silver, plastic and nylon.
One may also ask, how many mm should a tragus earring be?
The standard size for a tragus piercing is 16G, which is 1.2mm. You can also get a gauge up or down in size, but 16G is the standard size.
What hurts more tragus or helix?
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.
Does a tragus piercing hurt? The tragus of the ear is made up of a thin layer of flexible cartilage. … You may feel a pinching sensation, too, as the needle goes through the tragus. But the tragus heals fast, and you may not feel any pain as quickly as a few minutes after the procedure is done.
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.
|Standard Hoop Inner Diameter|
|Ear Cartilage (Helix, Tragus, Lobe, etc.)||5/16″ (8mm)|
|Earhead, Thin Helix (Hole near the edge)||1/4″ (6-6.5mm)|
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.
Ear Stapling involves having your ear pierced at certain acupuncture points with a stainless steel staple and will, allegedly, control appetite, food cravings and, ultimately, help you lose weight.
Francieli warns ‘it shouldn’t ever be done with a gun, as the strong pressure could damage the cartilage—and it’s also very loud for your eardrum since it’s right next to it.
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|
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.
Post Length / Ring Diameter
|PIERCING TYPE||STANDARD GAUGE SIZE||STANDARD LENGTH|
|Tragus Piercing||16G, 18G||6mm, 8mm|
|Helix Piercing||16G, 18G||6mm, 8mm|
|Rook Piercing||16G, 18G||8mm, 10mm|
|Conch Piercing||16G, 18G||6mm, 8mm, 10mm|