An audiologist has today revealed one gruesome reason why you should avoid getting a tragus piercing.
Gruesome footage shows Neel Raithatha using his forceps to delicately retrieve a stuck stud from a woman’s ear.
The silver stud – which was in her tragus – ended up resting ‘right up’ against her eardrum after she accidentally pushed it inside her ear.
Mr Raithatha, who runs a private clinic in Leicester, explained how the woman tried to push the stud through the closed-over piercing hole.
‘They accidentally applied too much force, resulting in the earring falling inside their ear,’ he said.
‘Given the earring was spherical, it was difficult to grip in the first instance without inadvertently pushing it further in.
‘The process took less than a minute using crocodile forceps, but I had to be very careful when gripping the earring as it could easily have perforated their eardrum.
An audiologist with 10 years experience, he called the procedure one of the most bizarre he had ever faced at his Hear Clinic surgery.
He said: ‘It was an interesting case – this, alongside a pen cap, is the worst item stuck inside an ear I have ever seen.’
It took Mr Raithatha less than a minute to pull the small stud out from the unnamed woman’s ear canal.