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    Ok, the other day I got my ... helix, pinna.... my cartledge pierced. It hurts. I may sound wimpy, but this has hurt more than any other piercing or tattoo I've had. Even my tongue didn't give me this much grief.

    I have a ring in at the moment because I thought it would look better, but now I'm wondering if I should change it to a bar, because when the ring moves (up and down... if this makes sense... ) it really f*ckin' hurts.

    Should I get it changed, or should I stop being wimpy and deal with the pain?

    (I don't want to take it out, because I tried to retire my navel once, and it got worse infected than when it was pierced, went all manky and swollen)
    Piercings: 3x 1.6mm lobe, 1x 4mm lobe, tongue, navel, VCH, auricle
    Tattoos: butterfly near bumcheek, triquetra on back
    Want: scaffold and possibly tongue venoms and to add to the butterfly tattoo.

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    Its a piercing its bound to be sore especially cartilage.
    Ive had my conch pierced for 2 weeks and its still very sore.
    Cartilage piercings just take longer to heal.
    If it getting irritated with the ring then maybe change it to a bar or labret stud but not too soon.
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    I'm sorry, but You Wimp! sure cartialge piercings are a bit painful If you're complaining coz of the ring u shoulda put some thought into it before hand and gotten a labret stud or barbell put in it!

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    Woah sickBoy no need for a reply like that, just mouthing off like that dosent help anybody. All people have different levels of pain tollerance and its perfectly natural to be worried.
    angelkohaku I had a similar problem once with one of my pinna piercings, for some reason it hurt like hell for ages, like more than my conch, but dont worry, just keep up the salt soaks and eventually the pain will go down, and like thatgirl said changing for a labret bar or barbell will reduce irritation coz they move about less, but u will need to wait a while untill the fistula is ready for that.
    remember the pain is always worth it in the end!
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    I had exactly the same thing happen to mine, I cleaned it with salt water twice a day and after a while it stopped swelling. I can move mine up and down now but I couldn't at first. It got a lot better when I stopped trying to move it up and down and just cleaned both openings and pulled the ring through to stop it healing around the jewellery. I also found a ring a lot easier than a bar, since you don't have to get around the attachments on either end to clean it.
    Piercings: 3x lobes, pinna, side lip.
    Retired: Side lip.

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    Sickboy, ive edited your post... anymore abuse like that for no reason and i will ban you from the forums... speaking to people like shit doesnt help anyone.
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    Sorry, just really ill and tired today and feel like crap basically and feel like i'm dying so a piercing wouldn't seem that bad to me atm, won't happen again......................sorry

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    It'll be fiiiine, give it a few days and I'm sure even if the pain hasn't fully subsided it should be more bearable .

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    Have you tried clipping any hair out the way so that it doesn't catch it unnecessarily?
    Also - try taking some ibuprofen (as directed on the packet), it will help with the pain and the swelling.

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    hey Jenni!

    haha my scaffold hurt like a bitch for a few days, and was a bvut of a throbbing pain for a wee while. but you get used to it. youve only had it what 6 days so its normall as its a fresh peircing i think. the pain will go away you just have to be patient with it and keep up the salt water cleaning twice a day!
    ears - lobes x 4 (two in each ear), tragus, scaffold...
    ...more to come!

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