Ok this piercing was not so painful, however it was very uncomfortable and pretty much unlike anything I'd ever felt before. I had my tragus professionally pierced today, so I don't know about long-term yet, but here's how the procedure went.
After the piercer explained how it would work and aftercare, I lay down with my head tilted to one side. The piercer cleaned my ear and placed a sort of tube in my ear which felt a little bit like a small earbud, which he said would help him place the piercing and protect my eardrum.
For this piercing, it hurt more than my navel (aka-belly button) piercing. What hurt more the waiting for the puncture more than anything. Overall, it wasn't too bad, hurt at the initial skin to piercing tool contact at the tattoo/piercing parlor, but once that past it was all good. Big rush of adrenal from that haha but yeah, it's a cool piecing to have it you don't want anything crazy. Always make sure the place you are going to has all the health codes up to date and that your piercer uses proper tools and not a piercing gun for it can screw it up or even infect that site.
So after almost a year of healing the cartilage piercings in my left ear (inner conch and rook), I decided it was time to move on to my right ear. I already knew I wanted a tragus piercing there so it was just a matter of going in and getting it done. So on Friday the 13th I decided to just go for it before work. I went back to Red Octopus (highly recommended if you live in the DMV for either tats or piercings) and saw Melissa again. She wasn't shocked to see me, we quickly did the paperwork, and it wasn't long before I was watching her set up and she was marking me up.
I recently had both my tragus' pierced, less than 24 hours at this point. Both pierced with 16g needle/assisted with clamps and have the extra long post (front internal thread diamond 'ball') to compensate for swelling.The piercer did my right ear first, there was a pinch and a bit of pressure when she placed the jewelry. However, when she pierced my left ear, I felt an enormous amount of pressure and quite a bit of pain. She assured me that it was because my body was in shock from the first piercing.
I went with one of my friends and we decided to go get both of our traguses done, it was cheaper to get both rather than one. I was going to start out with a stud until the piercer explained how much "better" a CBR would be. She said cleaning would be easier and it would help it heal faster so I chose the CBRs. They were 16 5/8 gauge I believe, much bigger than my mom's CBR. Cleaning was easier for me, except I pulled a crustie through once.
I've been wanting my right tragus pierced for more than a year, and 4 weeks ago I finally got it done!!! I was SO incredibly nervous to get it done, 'cause I just had a feeling it was gonna hurt really bad. My boyfriend took me to a tattoo/piercing shop that I researched beforehand, and when I came in the lady had me fill out a form saying I was old enough, etc. The lady was SO nice and told me exactly what she was doing. I got to see her open the needle and clamps so I knew that everything was clean. She had me lean back in the chair, clamped my tragus, and pierced it!
I have had my Tragus pierced for about 4 months now and it's one of my favorites. I have lobes x3, 1 helix, 1 rook, 1 Tragus! The Tragus wasn't painful at all just a sharp pinch but it's over before you know it. My piercer had already put the jewelry in before I realized it was pierced. My helix and rook were far worse in pain.
About a few weeks ago I decided to get my tragus pierced. I've seen a few people with it and I always thought it was cute and unique. I went today, to Skinfinity in Winter Haven FL. My piercer was great. She was funny, kept my mind off of the pain that I was about to endure. She cleaned and measured my ear, asked if I liked the place where she marked where the piercing would be. I got scared when
I looked at the needle and clamp sitting on the tray next to my chair. I've been told that the clamp is the worst part, but I honestly didn't even feel it.
Hello! I am pretty new to this site and need some help. My daughter and I both got our tragus pierced on November 9th. Mine is healing great with no issues so far but my daughter has a weird raised bump that appears to be under her stud. Its a little tender but other than that its just strange looking. It almost looks like a bubble of skin. Does anyone know what this is and if so what does she need to do? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
On the morning of November 9th my daughter showed me a picture of a tragus piercing. I had never seen one before but l loved it and knew i wanted one. So my daughter and I decided to go and get ours done that night. We went to the same place that had done my bellybutton piercing 12 years ago. We were taken to the room and I went first. Was a little nervous, as I had read some experiences on this site and others that said it really hurt, and that you could hear a crunching noise when the needle went through.