Question by  peachy (1)

Does a tragus piercing have the potential paralyze your face?

I've been warned by some people that it could be a problem.


Answer by  Anonymous

Well, it is NOT an urban myth. You can become paralyze, but like wennifred said the paralysis is known as Bell's Palsy. If this does happen, which it rarely does, it's only temporary. Won't even last a week.


Answer by  wennifred (597)

The short answer is yes, but it's not very common. What they're referring to is Bell's Palsy, which can happen after such a piercing gets infected. This is possible with any piercings of the cartilage in the ear.


Answer by  Desine (427)

That's an urban myth. A tragus piercing can be painful, and there's always the risk of infection that comes with any piercing, but no ear piercing will ever cause paralysis.

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