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Tragus Piercing; Different Types of Earrings to Know

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Sep 28th

Tragus Piercing; Different Types of Earrings to Know

The tragus is the small part of cartilage that sticks out somewhat from the head and covers the ear canal. It can be pierced and decorated with a couple of styles of adornments. Like all piercings, the tragus piercing will hurt. The tragus is thicker than most pierced parts of the body, so it takes more power to pierce.=

There are a couple of styles of adornments that can be worn with a tragus piercing.

Every one of them may be rejected if the tragus piercing does not heal properly.

1. Captive Bead Rings

The captive bead rings (CBR), otherwise called a ball closure ring (BCR), is a metal ring with a single bead connected to the ends. Some will have a straight bar rather than a bead, with the goal that the jewelry looks like a complete circle. They come in fluctuating sizes and can be specially designed to suit individual taste.

Smaller bead rings can be opened with hand weight, while bigger ones should be opened with a unique instrument called a ring opener. As a rule, the piercer will help change the jewelry for free. The CBR can come in many colors and even have charms, jewels and shapes, for example, skulls, reptiles or hearts.

2. Labret Studs

A Labret stud has a flat disc on the bottom, a straight shaft and after that the jewelry choice on the other hand. The end can have a spike, charm, bead or numerous different shapes and designs. The flat disc rests behind the tragus in a tragus piercing. It is flat so that it won’t rub on the skin.

Labret studs are for smaller gauge sizes, but plugs can be used. Plugs stretch the skin and bigger gauges are included until the piercing is of the desired size. Since the tragus is a small area, just plugs with smaller gauge sizes will work.

3. Barbells

Barbells are a shaft of metal with a bead on every end. The design was made by Jim Ward in the 1970s. Straight barbells have a straight shaft. Curved barbells are curved like a half circle. The curved barbell is used for vertical tragus piercings. The vertical tragus piercings goes from the highest point of the tragus to the base.

Circular barbells look like captive bead rings, except there are two beads. The horseshoe barbell resembles a circular barbell, except the ends are straight so it looks like a horseshoe. Barbells can have dangling charms and the shaft can be wound into shapes or designs.

4. Microdermals

Microdermals are little embeds. They can go anywhere on the body. Just a single gap is made, and the jewel rests level with the skin. The piercing looks as though it is a piece of the body, not jabbing out from the body.

The gems have a curved bar at the base, molded like an "L." The "L" shape slips underneath the skin. In a tragus piercing, the microdermal is frequently put appropriate close to the tragus. The adornments can have a star, gemstone, bead, spike or other design.

Which one are you picking? Do let us know and share your experience with us so that it helps others as well to make a decision.