So, for anybody who’s thinking “what the heck is a ragnar piercing,” it’s just a fancy word for deep snug. It’s basically just a transverse ear piercing that starts about where a regular snug would, but goes through the entirety of the scaffa/helix cartilage and emerges at the outside edge of the ear. Funny name, awesome piercing.
A ragnar can have a slightly different orientation from person to person, depending on that person’s individual ear anatomy and the amount of other lobe, conch, or helix piercings that are already present and might need to be worked around. Sometimes it’s almost perfectly horizontal, but other times there can be a mild to moderate incline or decline. It all depends.
Apparently the name “ragnar” comes from the first fella to ever be pictured where the piercing, which believe it or not wasn’t even invented until after the year 2000. So it’s definitely a contemporary piercing.
Some people wear a ragnar with a straight barbell, others with a curved one, or sometimes even a flexible straight bar (usually made of bioplast or PTFE). Rarely it can be seen with a large diameter horseshoe or captive, but for most wearers that isn’t really an option.
So that’s the ragnar. Admittedly unique, interesting, and enticing for a next piercing choice. We’ll see!