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Tragus Piercing 101 The Most Important Things You Need To Know

Tragus Piercing 101 The Most Important Things You Need To Know

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Earring have been a popular accessory since its first introduction in 2000-1600 BCE. Yes, it is one of the oldest form of accessorizing or in extreme cases, body modification. Earrings can be used to show social status or to express religious faith. Earrings as its name suggest is done in the ears. The usual place of the piercing is in the lobe. But now, there are a variety of places to put your earrings: tragus, anti-tragus, rook, and helix, among others.

So What Is A Tragus Piercing After All?

Tragus is the small pointed eminence of your external ear. It is that little triangle shaped bit of cartilage found near your face that helps collect sound from behind you. It can also be the name of the hair growing at the entrance of your ear. The tragus is one of the body parts of man that can be pierced. It gained popularity in the piercing world because it doesn’t hurt to do as much as piercing other parts of the body. Mind you, tragus piercing will still bring you pain. But in a pain meter, the tragus piercing will definitely fall at the lower end. The pain is worth it considering all of the cute tragus rings you can buy today compared to 1600 BCE.

The Tragus Piercing Isn't For Everyone

Not all can have their tragus pierced though. Some have small tragus that it’s risky to pierce them without the danger of ripping them off. But if your tragus is normal, then you’re good to go. For earring enthusiasts, tragus piercings are versatile and completely unhindered. There is also no danger that a person will lose his ability to hear because the tragus is outside of the canal. After going through a tragus piercing, the care is low maintenance. Normal washing with clean solution is a must and leave it as it is to facilitate complete healing. If you’re too worried about the piercing, take note of the healing developments until four to six months. Signs of infection are redness, swelling discharge, stench, and pain.

The Aftermath Of The Piercing

Swelling and pain are the most common signs of an infection. When you see these symptoms, better be more vigilant and observant of the following days to come in order to prevent it from worsening. Aside from swelling and pain, redness around the tragus piercing is also an indicator that your piercing led to an infection. Bleeding is also a symptom of problems with the piercing. Although it is normal for your piercing to bleed even without any external factor such as jewelries, excessive bleeding might be a red flag. Again, monitor the tragus area for bleeding occurrence.

Common Risks Associated With A Tragus Piercing

Bumps on the tragus piercing is another sign and in the absence of a bump, drainage may occur. The bumps can form behind or in front of the piercings. Bumps due to tragus piercing infection can be brought by wearing too lose or too tight earrings, jewelries that you are allergic from, and other presence of bacteria that can affect the piercing itself. In worst case scenarios, these bumps have pus coming out of them which can further cause infection. Bumps are formed by a tear in the healing tissue around the piercing. This tear can be due to indelicate handling of the piercing and from other rough handling of the piercing.

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