Antitragus piercing

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Antitragus piercing
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Location Antitragus
Healing time 6 to 12 months

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An Antitragus piercing is a perforation of the inner ear cartilage for the purpose of inserting and wearing a piece of jewelry. It is placed in the antitragus, a piece of cartilage opposite the ear canal. Overall, the piercing has characteristics similar to the Tragus piercing; the piercings are performed and cared for in much the same way.


This piercing, like most cartilage piercings, can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months to fully heal. The piercing should be cleaned daily until healed. The most common way to clean it using a seasalt water or another saline solution. The jewellery should not be changed until the piercing has healed.

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