To continue with ear piercings, one of the most popular piercings is the tragus. The tragus is the piercing that goes through the tough fold of cartilage that sticks out, away from the hear, at the entrance of the ear canal. The tragus can vary from person to person in size as well as in thickness. Ear cartilage piercings take much longer than normal ear lobe piercings. Always follow your body modification expert’s instruction on how to take care of you piercing. There many different types of jewelry that can be used on the tragus such as a captive bead ring or a curved barbell.
The verticle tragus is located in the same place as the tragus, the only difference in this piercing is that it is pierced verticle on the tragus instead of horizontally. This piercing has the same amount of healing as the tragus and the same jewelry can be used.
The next piercing is the Anti-Tragus. The anti-tragus is the raised fold of cartilage that sits on the outer side of the ear, above the ear lobe and just opposite of the tragus. Many people’s anti-tragus is too small to pierce but there are micro-jewelry that can be used. Due to this piercing also being a cartilage piercing, the length of time for healing is greater than an ear lobe piercing. It usually takes about 8-16 weeks before the piercing is completely healed. A captive bead ring or a curved barbell can be used as jewelry for this type of piercing.
Before changing your piercing jewelry make sure you consult your body modifications expert to make sure your piercing has completely healed. Always buy you jewelry from reputable seller.