- Stud: Small and simple, studs are a great option for tragus piercings, which tend to be tiny. A ball stud, which has smooth edges that are less likely to snag on hair and clothing, is ideal for a new piercing. Once it heals, you can get more adventurous with your studs.
- Barbell: A barbell is an earring with balls on both ends and a bar in the center. Tragus barbells will be smaller than most. This is another great option for a brand-new piercing, as it’s easy to put in and keep clean.
- Hoops: Teeny tiny hoops are another option for the tragus, although we suggest waiting until your piercing has healed before you try hoops with any unique shapes or textures.
What Jewelry Material Is Used for Tragus Piercing?
- Stainless Steel: This is a high-quality metal often used for piercings, however, it contains some nickel, which Sobel says is “a very common source of irritation and piercing infection, as many people are sensitive to nickel in even the smallest amounts.”
- Gold: While it may be tempting to go for a metal that is at a lower price point, it’s worth noting that higher quality metals will encourage healing and are ideal for those with sensitive skin, according to Sobel. Inexpensive jewelry often contains nickel, notes Sobel, who recommends 14 karat gold.
- Platinum: A gold alternative also approved by Sobel, platinum does not contain nickel, but has a similar look to stainless steel
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