How to Remove Tragus Piercing?

Last Updated on February 24, 2022

Are you considering to remove your tragus piercing? That’s great! Piercings can be a lot of fun, but sometimes we change our minds about what we want.

In this blog post, we will discuss the various methods that you can use to remove your tragus piercing safely and effectively. We will also provide some tips on how to reduce the amount of pain and swelling that you may experience during the healing process. Thanks for reading!


How to Remove Your Tragus Piercing?

There are three main ways that you can remove your tragus piercing:

-Using an Acrylic Plug (A plug is the best way to remove your tragus piercing, but it’s not always possible).

-Using a Scalpel Blade and Thread (This method is only recommended for experienced piercers.)

-Using Forceps/Tweezers. This method has some risks associated with it.

Acrylic Plug

If you have an acrylic plug, it’s easy to remove your tragus piercing. Just twist the plug until the barbell pops out of your tragus. If you don’t have an acrylic plug, you can still use this method by using a pair of pliers or tweezers.

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Does Tragus Piercing Hurt?

Yes, tragus piercings are painful. They hurt for a few reasons:

-The piercing needle is large and sharp, so it hurts when it goes through your skin. It also causes some damage to the tissue around where you’re getting pierced (this will heal quickly though). The pain should only last about 15 seconds.

-The tragus is a small, delicate piece of skin that’s located near your ear canal. It’s easy to damage and can be quite painful when it swells up after the piercing.

Can Tragus Piercing Get Infected?

Yes, tragus piercings can get infected. The most common causes of infections are:

-Tearing or puncturing the skin around your jewelry (this will happen if the piercing is not done properly). You should always make sure that there isn’t any blood before you try to remove it because blood can cause an infection.

-Not cleaning the piercing properly (you should clean it twice a day with a saline solution).

-Allowing bacteria to build up under the jewelry (this can happen if you don’t remove your jewelry for long periods of time).

-Exposure to moisture and other contaminants (such as chlorinated water or pool chemicals).

-Not getting enough rest after the piercing has been done (it shouldn’t take more than a few days).

How Long Does It Take for Tragus to Heal?

It usually takes about six weeks for your tragus piercing to heal. It may be fully healed when you can no longer see or feel any redness, swelling, or soreness around the piercing. You should continue to clean your piercing until it’s healed.

Tips for Reducing Pain and Swelling

-Ice the area for about 15 minutes after you remove the jewelry. This will help to reduce inflammation and pain.

-Take ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication (such as Motrin, Advil or Aleve) to help relieve pain and inflammation.

-Use an antibacterial soap on the area twice a day until it heals.

-Get plenty of rest after removing your jewelry. This will help speed up the healing process and reduce pain and swelling. You should also avoid any strenuous activity until the piercing is healed.

-Avoid exposing the area to moisture and other contaminants (such as chlorinated water or pool chemicals). These can increase your risk of infection.

Should You Get Tragus Piercing?

This decision is totally up to your personal preferences! Some people love their tragus piercings, while others regret getting them done. If you’re not sure whether or not you want a tragus piercing, we recommend that you do some research online and see what other people have to say about them. You can also ask your friends and family members for their opinion.

If you do decide to get a tragus piercing, make sure that you go to a reputable piercer who has lots of experience doing this type of piercing. And don’t forget to take care of your piercing properly – this will help reduce the chances of it getting infected.

Always Get Tragus Piercing From a Well Reputed Place

Getting a tragus piercing is not easy. It takes time and effort on your part to make sure that you are getting the best possible service at an affordable price. If you go to a place where they charge too much money for their services, then chances are they will not be able to provide quality service either. This could result in an infection or other problems down the line.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.