tragusLooking to get a tragus piercing in Toronto & Vancouver? You can find comfort that all of the piercers at Chronic Ink with come with a wealth of experience and work to standards well above Toronto & Vancouver Public Health guidelines. An immense amount of pride is taken in being one of the “Best Piercing Studios in Toronto & Vancouver” as rated by Blog TO.


A tragus piercing involves the perforation of the thick oval shaped cartilage flap  located right outside the ear canal.


Sophisticated studs, exotic barbells or a wide variety of rings are available for tragus piercings. As with many other piercings, is not recommended to remove the jewelry for extended periods of time. If you are unsure of how to change the jewelry, or if the piercing is adequately healed, it’s best to consult with your piercer. Only when your tragus piercing is completely healed and you are comfortable manipulating the jewelry, should you consider changing the jewelry by yourself. Typically, the initial jewelry can be replaced after 6 to 8 weeks.

Healing Process

The healing time for this type of piercing is hard to predict. I could take as little as 6 months for some and around 8 for others. Like any other piercing, it will only be made quicker if you are carefully following the aftercare, it has proper placement, and higher jewelry quality was chosen. Being indirect and reducing friction is very important. However, if you are in a position where your need to touch the piercings, your hands or anything coming into contact with it should be thoroughly cleaned before hand. 

Caring for your Tragus Piercing

Our piercers will always give you appropriate aftercare advice that has been tailored specifically to the placement of your new piercing. It’s important that you follow the advice given by our piercing professionals as improper care can lead to the new piercing eventually becoming rejected by the body or other irritations and infections could incur. Feel free to ask us for more advice on proper piercing aftercare for your tragus piercing.

Contact Chronic Ink

If you are considering a new tragus piercing or you’re want to discuss how we can help you with any body piercing in Toronto & Vancouver, contact our experienced artists to get started today!