The Daith Piercing which is pronounced “day-th” is an ear piercing that goes through the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. The daith is very close to the tragus.

Depending on the piercer the daith can be pierced with a 16 gauge or a 14 gauge needle. The healing process of the daith can take a bit longer than other cartilage piercings as this piercing tends to be a bit larger than others, the healing can take a bit longer. It is very important to keep this piercing clean like any other piercing you should follow the directions of your piercer. The piercing can take anywhere from 2-6 months to heal. With the proper care it will heal in a timely manner, each piercing takes patience.

Tragus Piercing

The tragus is the small round cartilage area just outside of the ear canal, some tragus cannot be pierced as some are smaller than others and can make it impossible to pierce.

The tragus tends to be thicker and tougher compared the earlobe and can be a painful piercing to other cartilage piercings. The tragus piercing is usually done with a 16 gauge or 14 gauge needle depending on the piercer. The tragus piercing can take up to 6 months to heal. You should follow the instructions of your piercer for healing and go back to them before you change your jewelry.


With both of these particular cartilage piercings during the healing process you should avoid using the phone, ear phones, hair spray, and other things that may touch or aggravate the piercing during the healing process.