Tragus Piercing: Elegant and Iconic

While the Helix piercing may be the most popular, I would say that the Tragus is the most iconic ear piercing. According to Elle, this piercing gained it status thanks to celeb A-listers such as Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz and Scarlett Johansson who showed us just how beautiful a Tragus piercing can look, especially when paired with other piercings. The Tragus is the small lip of cartilage protruding from the side of the face, which partially covers the ear canal.

You can decorate your Tragus with either a cartilage stud or a hoop. Our collection of cartilage jewellery gives you the choice of surgical steel, in a variety of colours, or gold which comes in yellow, white or rose. With all these options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Regardless of which type of jewellery you choose you know it will look fierce.

A Tragus piercing typically hurts less than the average cartilage piercing as there are less nerves in the area. It will likely rate a 4/10 on the pain scale compared to a 2/10 for a lobe piercing and 6/10 for other cartilage piercings. Healthline explains that the Tragus is a fast-healing area so the pain from the initial piercing may stop after a few minutes. The piercing will likely take 6-12 months to heal with the proper aftercare.

Interestingly, the Tragus pressure point is linked to easing symptoms of more than one issue. The Daith piercing, famous for its link to migraine reduction, and the Tragus piercing manipulate nerves which branch off from the vagus nerve which suggests piercing the Tragus may help with migraines. The pressure point has also been linked to reducing anxiety and sugar cravings. Unfortunately, there is not much research in the field of pressure points and piercings so it’s impossible to say whether a Tragus piercing will help any of these issues. My suggestion would be to get one if it’s the piercing you’re after and then note how these symptoms may change afterwards. It could be a fun experiment!


If you are looking to get a Tragus piercing to enhance your lovely ears, come see us at Karma Jewellery or book an appointment.

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