Conventional Piercing Guide Ear – Tragus & Anti-Tragus


The tragus is a thick layer of cartilage just below the rook. Like the rook, some will be easier to pierce if the tragus is more pronounced. In those with a small tragus, it can be more difficult to pierce.

Some people report hearing a “pop” sound in their ear during the procedure, although this is not always the case. This sound can startle you, so be prepared and try to relax.

Recommended Starter Jewelry: 16-12 gauge CBR or mini curved barbell

Estimated Healing Time: 2-12 months


The prefix “anti-” is used with piercing to describe a pierce that is located across from the original piercing bearing its name. For example, the anti-tragus is opposite the tragus.

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