The tragus is a pointed protrusion on the outer ear, directly in front of the concha. Tragus piercings, not surprisingly, are piercings through this small flap of cartilage. This is generally considered a non-traditional ear piercing and should only be performed by a licensed piercer.
For some, simple tragus piercings aren’t unique enough. And there’s nothing wrong with that at all! If you’re someone looking for unique tragus piercing ideas, you have lots of great options! You can combine them with other piercings, for instance, or choose a unique earring to grace your tragus.
Here are 10 great examples of unique tragus piercings!
1. Tragus and Helix Piercings
This tragus piercing is combined with two helix piercings. The S-shaped earring makes an eyecatching adornment!
Vertical tragus piercings are similar to double tragus piercings, but it usually involves a curved bar running through the tragus vertically. True double tragus piercings pass through the cartilage, but surface vertical tragus piercings just pass through the fleshy front part of the tragus.
Again, don’t feel limited to simple studs or hoops in your tragus piercings. You can wear just about any type of earring in your tragus piercings. Some retailers even sell dangling earrings that work in tragus piercings.