Tippy 6.2.0 adds another attribute to the Tippy toolbox: alttrigger. Use alttrigger when you want an element other than the default Tippy link to trigger the Tippy tooltip.
Set alttrigger to the CSS element you want to target. It can be a class or an id but be sure to include . or # accordingly. When you specify a trigger, it can match multiple elements meaning you can have multiple triggers for a tooltip. Here are some examples.
[tippy title="a simple tooltip" alttrigger=".altdemo"]I'm just here to demonstrate the way alttrigger works.[/tippy]
And an image:
Note also that the elements match whatever kind of trigger is set on the shortcode. If it is set to show on hover, the alternate elements will show on hover. If it’s set for click, so will the alternates.
(Update: Tippy 6.2.1 should show up soon in the repository and will fix a bug where the tooltip would not close when leaving the alternate trigger)