Anti-Tragus Piercing

Anti-Tragus Piercing


What Is an Anti-Tragus Piercing?

The anti-tragus, much like the tragus, is a section of cartilage. If you look at your ear and put a fingertip on the tragus, you’ll see a notch where the cord to an earbud would sit. On the other side of that notch is the anti-tragus, sitting just above the ear lobe. Much like the Tragus, the Anti-Tragus is usually triangular shaped.

How Long Will It Take to Heal?

Like the tragus, it’ll take a little while for it to completely heal, but this will vary from person to person, and depend on how attentive you are towards keeping the area clean. Assuming you follow the recommended cleaning regimen, the earliest you could reasonably expect it to completely heal would be about six months to one year.

Is It Hard to Pierce?

The anti-tragus is a little smaller than the tragus, so if you have a particularly small tragus, your anti-tragus may be more difficult. On the other hand, since the anti-tragus is somewhat more “exposed” to the open area of the ear, it’s easier to get at than the tragus. Regardless, any successful piercing depends on the specific anatomy of the person getting the piercing.

What Sort of Jewelry Will Work?

Pretty much anything that you would or could put into the tragus, you can also put into the anti-tragus. They are usually pierced with hoops, horseshoes, or curved barbells. This is great for adding gem beads or using colored anti-tragus jewelry to make it pop!

Is This a Popular Piercing?

Just as tragus piercings seem to be sort of an “underground” sort of piece of jewelry that has become more widely popular in the last few years, anti-tragus piercings are similarly hard to find, but getting more requests. While it’s always possible that this sort of piercing will become more popular over time, for the moment it remains more of a unique piercing.

Are There Any Problems with This Piercing?

Because it’s so close to the tragus, physically speaking, the same sorts of problems may occur. Difficulty with earbuds, possible swelling, tenderness, and drainage at the piercing site. Infection is always a possibility but as long as you’re vigilant with your aftercare routine and wash your hands before touching your new piercing, the chances are slim.

Almost Famous Body Piercing

If you’re interested in exploring this distinctive style of piercing, contact us or stop in at any Almost Famous Body Piercing location to ask questions and look over our price sheet for piercing prices.


Come in and choose your favorite jewelry style and color from the most extensive ear jewelry inventory in the area!

Due to differences in State and local regulations, if you are a minor wishing to get pierced, or you are a parent or guardian wishing to bring a minor child in for a piercing, please call the store location you wish to visit for details on what ID is currently required and accepted for both parent and child at that specific location. If you are a guardian, proof of guardianship is required.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone… We do not perform piercings on people who are or seem to be intoxicated.

Everyone 18 and older wishing to get pierced must have a valid, state or federally issued picture ID like a drivers license, non-driver picture ID, or a passport. Sorry, no exceptions.

For additional information on ID requirements, call the location you wish to be pierced at, and see additional information here. Not all locations have the same ID requirements due to state and local laws.

All piercings are performed under strict sterile, sanitary conditions by trained piercing professionals.