Since the piercing is done in the tragus, the part of an ear in front of the ear canal, the process is called tragus piercing. It is done by using a small needle where the ring-shaped jewelry is inserted. The kinds of jewelry used are usually captive bead rings, barbells, and earring studs. According to BBC, this kind of piercing started to become popular in 2005.
The Process of Tragus Piercing
Depending on the piercer, the needle used for piercing is either curved or straight. In general, the process is not that painful because there are only a small amount of nerves in the tragus. However, it might be irritating to individuals using earphones. People who tried piercing in the tragus said that they experienced less pain compared to piercing in the nipple, genital, or tongue. Continue Reading →