Anti-Tragus Piercings: More Than Meets The Eye

So you want a piercing that’s a little different? Enter the Anti-Tragus piercing. Situated across from the tragus, the Anti-Tragus is the lip of cartilage which sits above the ear lobe. Less commonly known than the traditional tragus piercing, it has the potential to be the newest piercing trend while still being unique and chic.

When getting this area pierced, you can choose from a hoop or a flat back earring for the perfect look.As a cartilage piercing, it will likely hurt (it’s usually rated to be about a 6/10 on the pain scale) but anyone who has had a cartilage piercing will tell you that it’s totally worth it. The piercing can take anywhere from 2 months to a year to heal. You can find out more about healing and piercing carein ouraftercare leaflet.

As well as looking good and adding a little something extra to your aesthetic, an Anti-Tragus piercing may come with a surprising health benefit. In speaking to Daily Mail, professional piercer Ben Tauber discusses his use of pressure points in piercing to combat particular issues such as migraines, period pains and cravings. He explains that he often has clients come in for a piercing with the desired area marked out for them by an acupuncturist.

The Chalkboard further discusses the role acupuncture can play in mapping out the ear for piercing based on health benefits. In the post, it is mentioned that the ear has approximately 300 acupressure points, each linked to an organ or specific emotional expression. Using these points, Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) can be used to pinpoint where on the ear should be pierced to help with a specific problem.

Now, you’re probably wondering, what does this have to do with an Anti-Tragus piercing? Well, based on a list of piercing sites and the corresponding pressure points shown on The Chalkboard, the Anti-Tragus has pressure points linked to dizziness and motion sickness. So in other words, it is possible that if you suffer from motion sickness and dizziness, this piercing may help alleviate your symptoms.

So, whether you’re looking for some motion sickness relief, or are just looking for a piercing that will make you stand out as an original, the Anti-Tragus is the piercing for you! I know I’m now looking into getting one myself!

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