Thread: tragus? healing time etc
02-02-2009, 11:45 PM #1
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tragus? healing time etc
okay, ive been thinking of getting my tragus on my right ear done for a while now.
ive asked a few friends about healing time and stuff. but im just wondering, what is the best way to care for it afterwards? like whats best to clean it with? because ive been told many different things
also does it hurt much?hey im hollie
x1 bottom lip
x1 8mm ear stretcher
x2 lobe piercings
x1 4mm ear stretcher
tragus.8mm stretcher on left ear.tounge.nape surface piercing.and tattoos
02-02-2009, 11:58 PM #2
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it's probably about 6 months to a year to heal depending on how often you knock it...sea salt soaks are usually best to clean it with and will help with healing i didn't think the pain was bad and i've had it done multiple times but some people think it's really painful, all depends on the person getting it donehave:
right ear:2x lobes, antitragus
left ear: 2x lobes, rook, tragus, conch
other: nose,tongue,tattoo on left hip
want: multi navel, daith, another tattoo
gone:navel // 3 traguses // conch // forward helix
02-03-2009, 01:22 AM #3
Mine didn't hurt at all..
I pretty much just leave it alone, put a labret stud in it so it has a flat back for wearing headphones etc.
As for healing time... Well, I've had mine almost a year and if I knock it it still hurts.. But it stopped lymphing a good 6 months ago and isn't red or sore at all unless it gets knocked.-Bobbin.
Tongue 4mm, 3.2mm Conch, Lobes 1x22mm 1x16mm, Nipple, Vertical Labret, Bridge, Wrist Dermal Anchor, Septum, Tragus.
Retired: 4xWrist Surfaces, Scaffold, Tongue web
And Still not finished.
02-03-2009, 12:58 PM #4
Didn't even feel mine. Had it done 3 months ago and it feels pretty healed to me. Can knock it and don't feel anything. No problems with my healing though, a bit of lymph for the first month or so, but then it stopped.
I think I've had it pretty easy with mine though!!!
As for aftercare, I pretty much used the LITHA method, then when it started feelin a bit funny, I got the EasyPiercing kit from here!call me:Tabby, Tab, Tabby-cat...Whatever you like!
Current Piercings : First Holes 1.2mm | Second Holes 1mm | 1.2mm Helix | 1mm NostrilPiercing Wish List: Tongue, conch, nipple (x2), VCH
Tattoos : Hidden pentacle on right hip and Zabi with flower on my left foot
02-03-2009, 03:46 PM #5
the first time mine didnt hurt, but hurt alot second time round. ur salt soaks are the best, but your piercer should tell u, the more u knock it the longer it will take 2 heal. ive had mine dont for 3 months and its properly healed nowSpam
- lobe on each ear,
- left conch
- left helix
- right rook
- right tragus
- microdermal on left wrist
- 4 x tattoo on top of back, ribs, foot and wrist
02-03-2009, 06:58 PM #6
Depends how much you lay on it and things but usually they heal at about 4-6 months. Some can take up to 18 months.
As for cleaning SSS is great (as has been said) try reading my aftercare guide here for full instructions as it should help: http://titaniumenthralled.proboards1...play&thread=36
Best of luck!
02-08-2009, 10:47 PM #7
i have mine pierced two weeks now...
its abit sore but feels fine is abit red and the skin is dry too...
they told 3- 6 months maybe longer if i keep touching it
plus i got told SSS and they gave me piercing after care oil tooGemma xxCurrent:2 x lobes each eartragusnostrilLeft wirst Tattoo- MargaretWant:venoms, snug, helixUpcoming:nothing :(
02-09-2009, 12:29 AM #8Boasts: 2x lobes each ear, left helix, & right tragus
Desires: vch, & nose stud
02-09-2009, 11:48 AM #9
I can't remember if mine hurt or not, so if it did, then it musn't have been bad! I remember it being a pain for a while when I was on the phone and trying to sleep and stuff... Think it was about 3 months to heal... had it 6 years now and had no problems with it! Used sea salt soaks to clean it!
02-09-2009, 12:50 PM #10
ive had mine about 4months now & my piercist feels that it has healed enough to change the ring into a bar ...
it didnt hurt at all for me
i only felt a slight tug when they were putting the ball on but even that wasnt panful (:
SSS is your best option for cleaning ... i used savlon for the first couple of weeks and it seriously affected the healing so i switched to SSS ... withing a couple of days it was happy again ...
you should get it done i still love mine
xoHeyImCj (:Right: Lobesx3 Rook Snug TragusLeft: Lobesx3 Forward Helix & Helix
Other: Navel Nipple
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