The delightfully delicate tragus piercing is a big hit amongst all age groups. This piercing appeals to people of all types. From glamour girls to punk rock chicks to professional women. If you are a guy, don’t feel left out. There is plenty of more masculine jewelry available on the market.
You’ve seen it on other people and admired its beauty. Would you want to get this piercing yourself though?
Getting any piercing requires commitment. So put your thinking cap on before you get one done.
The number one way to make any decision is to weigh up the pros against the cons.
I’m going to dedicate my time to listing out those pros and cons for you. I hope to help you make the decision of whether to get your tragus pierced!
Ask Yourself the Right Questions
The first question you should ask yourself is why do you want your tragus pierced?
Everyone has their reasons for getting a piercing. Each piercing has a story behind it.
Do you want your tragus pierced because you like how it looks? Would suit you and your ear shape? Do you want the piercing because it’s fashionable?
These is no right or wrong answer to this question. I’m not going to demand you not to get the piercing because your reason is ‘not good enough’.
I would like to give you some advice though. If you are only interested in the piercing because you want to fit it, you may end up regretting it. Fashion is constantly changing. A trend that is ‘cool’ one week will be forgotten about the next!
It would be impossible to keep up with all the latest piercing trends. You would end up literally covered in holes.
Get a piercing because you like the way it looks. Because you think it will suit your face, style and personality!
The Headphones Problem
Another thing you should consider when you get your tragus pierced is how important music is in your life.
During the 6 to 8 weeks of healing, it will be uncomfortable to wear headphones. The type of ear-buds which sit inside your ear canal can be sore.
Unclean headsets also pose the risk of infection.
If you are anything like me then this is a major issue with the tragus piercing. I can’t live without music!
Invest in a comfortable pair of headphones. Many people recommend the type of ear-buds which go further into the ear. Others recommend Skullcandy or Beats. Any headphones which go over the ears!
Once your piercing heals, you have the option take your piercing out whilst you wear headphones. Don’t leave it out for too long though as it will close up!
Note: Don’t take out your jewelry until the piercing is fully healed.
Pros & Cons
- It looks cool.
- There is a massive selection of jewelry.
- Can suit anyone.
- More unique than other ear piercing such as lobe and helix.
- Easy to hide behind hat or long hair.
- Accepted in many work places.
- Can be painful for some, more so than the lobe.
- Headphones may be uncomfortable to wear. You might have to remove the jewelry.
- Takes up to 8 weeks to heal.
- Prone to infection due to earwax getting stuck to the jewelry. This can result in hearing loss or disfigurement of the ear.
Making Your Final Decision…
Take your time making this decision. Don’t rush down to the piercing studio because your best friend or favourite celebrity got their tragus pierced!
Bookmark this page. Write down the pros and cons in a word document or notebook. Add personal pros and cons to the list.
Do you feel like you want this piercing? Does the idea of getting it done fill you with excitement? It should do!
If there is any doubt about whether you want a piercing or not, put it off until you have reached your final verdict!
What do you think of the tragus piercing? Would you get this piercing done yourself?
Join in the conversation by leaving a comment below.
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