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    Member KirstyCharlotte's Avatar
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    Question Why does my piercing smell?

    My tragus piercing smells weird.
    Should i be worried or is it normal?
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    Senior Member insideout's Avatar
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    Clean it more. Low quality jewellery will usually result in a smelly piercing. But piercings can/do smell regardless of jewellery, it's pretty normal. Assuming it's healed, just take the jewellery out regularly and give it a good clean. If it's not healed yet, then just make sure you're cleaning it as well as you can.

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    depends what it smells of and if there's any greeny/browny/yellowy stuff coming out of it

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    There is nothing coming out of it, its not red or swollen anymore and it doesn't hurt at all.
    Its just a weird, indescribable smell.
    Kirsty x
    Lobes x2
    Right Tragus 1.2mm
    Left Rook 1.2mm
    Left Conch 1.6mm
    Wants:
    Right snug
    Right helix

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    just clean itt with salt {;

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    I'm surprised that you can get your nose close enough to smell your tragus
    25mm Lobe x2, 10mm Helix, 8mm Septum, 8mm Conch, 4mm Conch
    4mm Tragus, 3.2mm Tragus, 2.4mm Scaffold, 2.4mm Lip x5, 2.4mm Vertical Nipple, 2mm Cheeks
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    When I had my lobes pierced, they always smelled bad...maybe not bad, but wierd. They would also weep whenever I took jewelry out. I tried cleaning them regularly but that did not help. Eventually I just let them close up but am learning now that I probably was allergic to the metal I used. I started my eyebrow piercing with stainless but decided to change it to titanium. When I took the SS out it looked like my body had started to corrode the metal. no problems at all now that I am using titanium. I agree that you should try to clean your piercing regularly with sea salt but if that doesn't help maybe it's an allergy.
    -Anna

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