So you have your tragus pierced, and you don’t like the jewelry that was put in when you got your new piercing and you are looking to change it. I am going to go over some tips and tricks on how to change a tragus piercing that are going to help you to put new jewelry in your piercing. I am going to assume that you had your piercing professionally done at a tattoo shop or a piercing studio. With the nature of tragus piercings you really need to let it heal anywhere from six months to a year. Tragus piercings are unique in the fact that they take a long long long time to heal.
Assuming that you have had the piercing for over six months you should be fine changing it. I personally recommend that if you are going to change this piercing due to the nature of the area and the likelihood of infection that you go to a professional. Most piercing studios tattoo shops are more than happy to change that jewelry out for you especially if you received the piercing at their shop or if you are buying a new piece of jewelry for your tragus piercing.
At the time that you got your piercing to ensure that the jewelry is going to stay in place and allow you to heal properly the piercer uses surgical tools to torque down the ball on to the bar. They tighten it in this manner to mitigate the chance of it falling out. Since the all is taught to the bar it is practically impossible to change this without tools. However if you are fully healed you are going to be able to change this tragus piercing. You may have to use household tools such as pliers to get a good grip on the jewelry and twist it off. One of the most important things you want to remember when changing out your tragus piercing is to keep everything sanitary. You are also going to want to fully clean the pierced area and sanitize the new jewelry before inserting.
This is an awesome piercing, I love the way it looks, and I’m sure that you do too that’s what you got it. While getting this piercing is relatively inexpensive you have to invest a lot of time in getting it heal so I highly recommend that you get it done by professional. You invested a lot of time, and you don’t want that to go to waste. If you change it by yourself there is good chance for infection. So while it is completely possible to change it by yourself please don’t.