Perforation of the tragus, which projects immediately in front of the ear canal, for the purpose of inserting and wearing a piece of jewelry.- Tragus piercing
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Piece of jewelry attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear .
Locations for piercings other than the earlobe include the rook, tragus, and across the helix (see image at right).
Composed of a straight bar with a bead on each end, one or both beads unscrewable for removal and/or changing of the beads.
Also known as horseshoe barbells due to their shape, they are used in any number of piercings, including earlobes, tragus piercings, nasal septum piercings, or even horizontal clitoral hood piercings, although the latter is less common, as the clitoris is deprived of the stimulation gained from a properly positioned captive bead ring.
Perforation of the outer ear cartilage for the purpose of inserting and wearing a piece of jewelry.
Overall, the piercing has characteristics similar to the tragus piercing; the piercings are performed and cared for in much the same way.
A cartilage piercing can refer to any area of cartilage on the body with a perforation created for the purpose of wearing jewelry.
Tragus: The small, thick flap of cartilage directly over the ear canal, connected to the head.