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    Default Tragus Piercing Placement - Question.

    Okay dokay,

    First off, hey there forum! New here so sorry if I post in the wrong spot and what not, Australian male for those that were wondering, just got a couple of questions about my tragus piercing.

    Okay so I got it about a week ago. The piercer said to get it higher up because of the shape of my tragus, and this has been worrying me a bit. I have attached some pictures of it, it looks ok to me from the side, but from the front it looks quite a lot higher up than a normal tragus.

    imgur . com/a/cxZAS (sorry I can't post links yet, just delete the spaces and copy + paste)

    Sorry if the pictures are hard to see, I will take some more if they don't do the trick.

    Opinions would be greatly appreciated.

    Second question, when will I be able to swim with it? I have seen a variety of differant answers to this and a solid one would be rad.

    Third and final, is my current schedule of cleaning it 2x a day with saline solution (with a cotton bud) acceptable?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Oh that is high up! How weird. Did they mark it in that spot and let you see it before piercing?

    Wiping it with a damp cotton bud really isn't ideal, you should either soak it (immerse it) or just rinse it really well in the shower.
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    Yeh they showed me, but as it was my first piercing I kinda just thought, oh well, they know best, It doesn't look terrible I hope...
    I think the piercer said something about it being a hassle later on if I got it lower... I can't remember...
    Oh and I do rinse in the shower

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    That is quite high...but at the same time, the placement looks like you would have room for a double, if you wanted.

    In terms of cleaning and aftercare, there are 2 main methods:

    1) Soak 1-2x/day with a warm sea salt solution
    2) LITHA (leave it the hell alone)

    Personally, with my piercings, I'm very hands off and LITHA, pretty much only rinsing them off in the shower.

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    Posting for you (:




    That does look really high up.

    If that was me and I only wanted a single I would get it re-pierced to be more central. It looks seriously off :\
    However keeponsigning made an excellent point!! I would totally get a double put there, it would look beyond awesome


    ETA:

    Just for some comparison here's mine


    My tragus looks much smaller than yours, but it's central which I love.
    But bare in mind it's all personal taste. If you like where you have it now as a single, then no reason to change it just 'cause it's "usually" a bit more central (:
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    Thanks for your help everyone, I have decided to just keep it in, I saw my girlfriend last night and she liked it, and I am ok with were it is, so all is good Thanks for the repost Nox, appreciate it.
    As for the cleaning, that helped me a lot, will use those tips from now on.
    Does anyone know when I can start swimming? Been about 1.5 weeks since I got it done.

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    Make it a double!
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    Faye has an excellent point! It's perfectly placed for a double! (which makes me v. jealous!)
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    Thanks all, I will think about the double, I kinda wanna get something else other than that, any ideas? I know its hard without a picture of my whole face but any ideas would be appreciated.
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    - Many, Many, MANY scars...

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    - Another piercing, not sure what yet. Maybe this?

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