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    Default Stretched ears smell?

    Hi, my 4mm holes seem to smell pretty horrid, i clean them reguarly with salt solutions. am i doing something wrong? they arent red or inflamed.
    thanks.
    Piercings:
    L Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, snug, industrial, daith, tragus
    R Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, 4 x helix, rook, tragus
    Other: 6mm Tongue, Septum, bridge/erl, 2 x philtrum

    Retired:
    Christina, Left eyebrow, Industrial (R Ear), 5mm lip

    Tattoos:
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    'Freedom' in script on right forearm
    GITS Neck Ports
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    it's called sebum and is quite natural.....
    Nick

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    both lobes at 22mm
    both conch's punched at 8g
    septum at 6g
    frenulum at 12g

    left eyebrow at 10g

    tattoos:
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    want:
    pierced nipples
    maybe a tongue web'
    L/R daith piercings

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    yup, i clean mine everyday or 2 and they still stink

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    Wash more, use a nice smelling oil to lube/moisturise and massage, and look at wearing organic jewellery or at least a different material. Some materials smell worse than others
    Pierced, Punched, Stretched and Scarified


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    Yeah they all do that, I'm pretty sure it's just sweat and dead skin cells or something. I wash mine every day or 2, just clean them more often and you wont get that .
    Current piercings: 7 in each ear, both tragus, both forward helix, 2 right nostril, ring in left nostril, septum. 3 lower lip piercings, webbing, 2 micro dermals in my chest, left nipple, bottom navel, VCH
    Retired: 2 eyebrow micro dermals, 2 eyebrow rings, both cheeks, 2 lip piercings, top navel
    Future: Lots! Erm my conchs, some surface bars in my chest

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    okay, any suggestions for a good lotion to massage in? I have 2 titanium jewelled tunnels in, i love them but whenever i clean them or even touch them they seem to smell, it's horrible and makes me self-conscious!! they didn't smell at 3mm so maybe its the tunnels which are causing it?
    Piercings:
    L Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, snug, industrial, daith, tragus
    R Ear: 13mm lobe, 8mm lobe, 4 x helix, rook, tragus
    Other: 6mm Tongue, Septum, bridge/erl, 2 x philtrum

    Retired:
    Christina, Left eyebrow, Industrial (R Ear), 5mm lip

    Tattoos:
    Star on left forearm
    'Freedom' in script on right forearm
    GITS Neck Ports
    Dragon Quest Slime on left wrist


    Cosmetic tattoos:
    Eyeliner
    Eyebrows (‘retired’)



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    cheeeeeeeeeeeeese. No its pretty natural. It's basically the natural process of your skin reproducing and dying... as it does everywhere else on the body... but with a plug its not getting air. which means it poooongs.

    I mean take your belly button for example. If you covered it up for weeks on end and didn't give it a good clean, it sure would smell... just the same applies to your ear.

    Anything that lets your skin breathe will be an improvement (ofc depends what you are tolerant to material wise) and just trying to clean a healed stretch as much as you can.

    3mm won't reaaally smell because theres not a whole lotta skin there, like there would be in a bigger stretch.
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    Take them out every day in the shower & clean them however you clean the rest of your body.

    I think jojoba oil smells nice!

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    I used to be extremely self concious of my smelly ears (first holes are 0g, second are 6g). I was at work one day and had a brave innocent soul (my friend and a fellow employee) who had seen my ears but didnt really know a lot about them. First I had her smell my earlobe, and she said she couldnt smell anything. I then took my plug out and let her smell the sebum/cheese on the plug. She said it smelt weird but not bad. Man i love my friends lol
    Just remember, you are your hardest critic. What you may notice and think smells/is gross, other people probably wont even notice.
    Piercings
    current: Left ear: 1st hole 0g, 2nd hole 6g and scaffold. Right ear: 1st hole 0g, 2nd hole 6g
    planning: auricle, more lobes, rook, navel again.
    retired: navel :( , 2x left lobe(self done)
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    planning: pisces tattoo. Wanting to get a mother daughter tat but mom is scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insideout View Post
    Take them out every day in the shower & clean them however you clean the rest of your body.

    I think jojoba oil smells nice!
    This!

    I just use whatever ever body lotion/butter I'm using at the time to moisturise mine, have coconut body butter at the moment and it smells well nice
    Got: Left Ear: Lobe (19mm/5mm/1.6mm), 4xhelix, 5mm conch

    Right Ear: Lobe (19mm/5mm/1.6mm), inner helix, orbital (Top)

    Other: 4xtongue (2/2.4/3.2mm), septum

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