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    Unhappy Rook Migration - shall I retire?

    Hi guys,

    Had my rook pierced 4 months ago with a ball captive ring, all was fine and dandy, was using saline solution to clean, however about a month and half ago a bump formed on top hole of the piercing, so SSS a go go!

    Anyway, month and half later, still got bump, and top hole seems to have moved inwards (towards helix part of ear) so ive got a wonkey piercing. Went and saw a piercer who confirmed its migrating, and said I'll probably need to retire it in a couple of months...

    What shall I do? Not sure whether it'll calm down if i change it to a curved barbell ( think the ring may be causing too much movement), carrying on doing SSS or whether to just take it out (if I do, any suggestions on how to heal?)

    Thanks in advance,
    Penguin

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    If you aren't happy about the wonkyness then changing the jewellery wont fix that.

    Your best bet would be taking it out and insisting you be pierced with a bar and not a ring for any cartilage piercing. Rings are far more hassle than they're worth.

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    I understand that changing jewellery wont effect wonkyness.

    I meant if i change the jewellery will it stop it migrating further, and so hopefully the bump will go more easily, or is it a lost cause.

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    Yeah, it would stop the movement so should help healing, though a lot of people have issues with healing. Personally I had a ring to begin with and once I cahnged it was a lot more comfortable, and healed relitavely quick, though I never had an major issues with it. However, if you're piercer's already said it's migrating it's your call-if it fully migrates it'll leave a nice scar, whereas if you remove it now you could get it redone and possibly have it last longer. I'd say it's worth a shot at changing the jewellery, and just seeing what happens-even for a couple of weeks, if it's migrating you'll need to keep a close eye on it so you can take it out before it gets too bad. In short, if it's migrating, changing won't stop that, but it might slow it down.
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