New piercing: tragus
I’ve been itching to get a new piercing for a while! Yesterday, being New Year’s Eve and all, I decided to take the plunge and just go for it.
I’m still home in Waterford so went to City Jewellers after settling on getting my tragus pierced. I got my belly button pierced years ago there so felt in safe hands.
The whole thing was over really quickly and didn’t hurt at all! Just a little pinch really. Even now, only a day later, it hasn’t caused me any bother and I was able to sleep fine – no issues of rolling over and waking up in pain! When I’ve gotten other piercings I remember being very aware of them afterwards and the area almost feeling hot/stingy for hours – this hasn’t been the case at all with this piercing, maybe it’s because the area is pretty much just cartilage!
As far as aftercare, it takes about 2-3 months for a tragus piercing to heal. I need to soak it in a saline solution 2 times a day and just be careful when washing my hair to make sure no shampoo gets in (and just keeping it clean!).
So far so good! Now I just want to get more ear piercings!