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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.

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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.

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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.

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