What Body Jewelry Can Be Used in a Tragus Piercing?

bodysparkleSep 20, '16

What is a tragus? The tragus is the little triangle shaped bit of cartilage immediately in front of the ear canal. I like this ear piercing because it can be seen easily and you can wear many different kinds of jewelry in it.

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Location on tragus piercing on ear

What body jewelry is for the tragus piercing? I am wearing a labret stud in my tragus piercing shown in the photo above. The labret stud is the most popular type of piercing jewelry used in the tragus. A labret stud is a post with a flat back that is fixed and cannot be removed with tops can screw in or push in.

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Example of labret stud with flat back

Labret studs work well for tragus piercings because they can be inserted into the piercing from the inside of the ear and the top screwed in through front of the ear. The flat back is comfortable and doesn’t show very much inside your ear. The top screws or pushes into the hollow labret stud.

The photo below shows an internally threaded labret stud.  The threads are on the top (which does not go through your piercing) and on the inside of the labret post. Some people prefer internally threaded jewelry because the threads are on the inside and don’t cause irritation when inserting into piercing.

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Example of an internally threaded labret stud. Threads are on the top and in the inside of the labret stud post, not outside.

Helpful Hint: Wear latex gloves to hold the top and labret stud when screwing in top. It will stop the parts from slipping, you will get a really secure closure and the top will stay in longer. Check tops throughout the day to make sure they haven’t loosened up!

Many people wear straight barbells in the tragus piercing, but be aware that if you use a barbell made for the cartilage (where only one end ball can be removed), the ball will have to be put on and taken off inside your ear, which can be difficult.

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This love cartilage earring straight barbell is being worn by one of our customers in her tragus and she adores it!
Side view of tragus barbell, only back end ball can be removed
Side view of tragus barbell, only back end ball can be removed

You may find that a straight barbell where both end balls can be removed may be easier to use. You can just remove the ball in the front to get the barbell in and out of your piercing.

Straight barbell-Both end balls can be removed for easy use in tragus piercing. Just remove from ball.
Straight barbell-Both end balls can be removed for easy use in tragus piercing. Just remove front ball. Make sure back ball is on very tightly before putting inside ear!

You can create a nice look by coordinating your other ear piercing jewelry with your tragus jewelry, or go eclectic and wear different earrings in each ear piercing.

One of our customers has mixed several of our products to create this look. Our 2mm Jeweled Labret Stud shown in Tragus Piercing
One of our customers has mixed several of our products to create this look. Our 2mm Jeweled Labret Stud shown in Tragus Piercing is available in 14 jewel colors!

Spiral Barbells, Curved Barbells, Circular Barbells, Hoops such as Segment Rings, Captive Bead Rings and Seamless Rings also look great in this piercing. More about these types of body jewelry in a future post.

BodySparkle carries tragus piercing jewelry in 22 gauge, 20 gauge, 18 gauge, 16 gauge and 14 gauge. All of the body piercing jewelry sold at BodySparkle.com is Implant Grade Surgical Stainless Steel, Solid G23 Titanium or Solid 14K Gold. We have been selling online since 2002 and maintain the highest levels of product quality and customer service along with affordable prices.

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See our new article What Body Jewelry Can Be Used in a Tragus Piercing? Part 2

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