The tragus piercing goes through the small nub of cartilage at the very front of the ear. Not everyone will be suited for this piercing, as it requires having a certain amount of tissue to be able to hold the jewelry, but this is something your piercer can determine if you come in for a consultation. If you are an avid wearer of earbuds, or use something that goes in the ear for work (ie. stethoscope) this piercing may not be the most suitable for you.
Healing time for a tragus piercing is between 6 to 9 months.