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    Default bumps and chamomile tea (nape piercing)

    hello! i've had my nape piercing about 2 months, and i'll admit, about a month in a got a bit lazy with the cleaning. i started cleaning it every other day and it got so mad, and i've had this soft 'bump' on it for about 3 weeks and i actually can't get rid of it. it only hurts when i clean it and its really soft, and sometimes bleeds a bit, so i don't think it's infected. i have a ptfe bar in it at the minute, i was supposed to get it shortened after a month but it started playing up so i haven't yet. i've heard chamomile tea bags are good for stuff like this? what brand of tea do people use cause i really don't want to make it any worse :( i hate having my hair down to hide it, i want to show it off!!
    have:
    3x lobes l+r
    left industrial
    left tragus
    right rook
    right helix
    navel
    inverse navel
    nape
    l+r nipples
    inner bicep tattoo
    inner ankle tattoo
    inner wrist tattoo

    want:
    right snug
    left surface tragus
    hips (surface)

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    i have just cleaned it so the right side is a bit red too, but it's not usually
    have:
    3x lobes l+r
    left industrial
    left tragus
    right rook
    right helix
    navel
    inverse navel
    nape
    l+r nipples
    inner bicep tattoo
    inner ankle tattoo
    inner wrist tattoo

    want:
    right snug
    left surface tragus
    hips (surface)

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    Senior Member Freaku's Avatar
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    It's probably angry because.. you've got a straight barbell in there?
    Have (16):
    Right ear: 1st 2g, 2nd 14g, tragus 16g, conch 14g, 2 helices 16g
    Left ear: 1st 0g, tragus
    16g
    Snakebites 14g
    Philtrum 16g
    Cheeks
    14g
    2x diagonal nipple 14g
    Navel 14g

    Retired:
    3 lobe piercings
    Left helix

    Considering (for now): 1st lobes at 1/2", more helices,
    tongue, triangle or VCH, MDs

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    No straight barbells in surface piercings. Ever. They will migrate/reject out.

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    The ONLY jewellery suitable for surface piercings is a surface piercing bar. This shape: |______|

    Go see a better piercer than the one that did it, and ask if it can be saved by putting appropriate jewellery in.
    what's a few seconds of pain for a lifetime of shiny?

    Both lobes 1/2", 5mm, 1.6mm
    Left rook & 5mm helix punch
    Right helix x2 & forward helix
    VCH, 5mm tongue

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    its a curved ptfe barbell, i know surface bars are better but curved ptfe are sometimes preferred because the neck is an area that moves alot, so ive heard? its not possible for me to go to another piercers at the minute as i live in a small town, and the only other piercer in my area uses numbers which says it all really! any other suggestions?
    have:
    3x lobes l+r
    left industrial
    left tragus
    right rook
    right helix
    navel
    inverse navel
    nape
    l+r nipples
    inner bicep tattoo
    inner ankle tattoo
    inner wrist tattoo

    want:
    right snug
    left surface tragus
    hips (surface)

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    Senior Member Bob12's Avatar
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    Take it out.

    Let it heal.

    Go to Darren.

    Get it done properly.
    Current holes:
    VCH, fourchette, 2 4mm inner labia, horizontal left nipple,
    vertical right nipple, navel, tongue web, frowny, septum, 2 back microdermals, half dinosaur
    Left ear: 8mm lobe, 3 helix, forward helix
    Right ear: 8mm lobe, 6mm lobe, 4mm lobe, tragus


    Tattoos:
    One!


    Wanty:
    Smiley redone, uvula, other half of dinosaur piercing

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    Somehow I just knew this involved a straight barbell before I even saw the photo...
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    (")_(") Crazy Bunneh Lady.

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    okay does anyone have any advice other than 'you shouldn't have had it done without a surface bar' or take it out, because you're not actually being very helpful. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person to have ever had a bump
    have:
    3x lobes l+r
    left industrial
    left tragus
    right rook
    right helix
    navel
    inverse navel
    nape
    l+r nipples
    inner bicep tattoo
    inner ankle tattoo
    inner wrist tattoo

    want:
    right snug
    left surface tragus
    hips (surface)

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    Senior Member redribbon's Avatar
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    I think what folk are trying to say is that with the wrong jewellery in your piercings will never heal properly and the bump is because of this. Rather retire it now to reduce scarring and pierce later with appropriate jewellery. It sucks but is worth it in the long run, it really looks uncomfortable.
    Labret, Nostril, 6 x Lobes, 3 x Helix (2 X stretching), Tragus, Daith & Inner Conch
    ~ I'm Faye ~

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