Tragus Piercing

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Piercings through the tragus, the little nub in front of the ear canal, are a common form of ear piercing. This piercing is not known to have a historical basis.

This piercing can be done with a captive bead ring, barbells or even a labret stud. This piercing should have no effect on hearing, nor is it linked to facial paralysis or any other urban legends.

Tragus piercing
Tragus piercing

Alternative Names

Ear-Clit piercing
local term in Indiana. One Indiana piercer writes us,
A lot of people around here refer to their tragus piercings as their "ear-clit" piercings, which made me laugh for about fifteen minutes straight the first time someone asked for one.
Flaps piercing
used in Buffalo, NY area.

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