Tragus Jewelry

Tragus JewelryThe tragus is the cartilage that sticks out in front of the ear canal. This piercing is most commonly done with a 16g labret which is 3/8” for a new piercing or 5/16” for a healed piercing (or 1/4” for especially thin cartilage). Alternatively the piercing can be done with a hoop, usually a 16g captive bead ring that is wide to allow for swelling and downsized at a later time. A hoop for a healed tragus is typically 5/16” in diameter. The healing process for the tragus piercing can be easily disrupted by using ear buds or q-tips, and for that reason it may take up to six months or more to heal. Initial jewelry may be changed after two to three months.


We carry a wide selection of tragus piercing jewelry made from implant grade stainless steel, titanium and more. The size recommendations we give on this page will be correct for most, but not all people. We always recommend that you visit a reputable local piercing shop and have them measure you if there's any uncertainty. Just click on the style you want to browse below...



Flat-back labret studs are easily the most popular choice for a tragus piercing. The barbell length is usually 5/16".


RingsCaptive Rings & More

There are several ring types that will work nicely so long as the size is correct. The interior diameter will usually be 5/16".


Circular BarbellsCircular Barbells

These are great if you like the hoop design, but prefer threaded balls that screw on and off. The interior diameter will usually be 5/16".


Spiral BarbellsSpiral Barbells

Much less commonly used, but these are hoops with a funky twist if you're looking for something different. The interior diameter will usually be 5/16".



If you need to hide your tragus piercing or replace the metal for an upcoming medical procedure, we have several glass and plastic options. The length is usually 5/16".