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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
    Could be all manner of reasons:

    Poor placement
    Hitting a vein
    Piercing through unhealed scar tissue
    Poor quality jewellery
    Inappropriate jewellery
    Experiencing irritation (sleeping/hair/playing/hats/helmets) due to life style

    Or sheer bad luck.

    4 years is a long time. I'd have given up way before then (as long as I made sure all the above weren't affecting it).
    I'm thinking it's bad luck. Yes 4 years and I'm out of patience. I'm surprised I've made it this far myself.
    It's been about 10 years between the two piercings so I would hope scar tissue was healed.
    Curved barbell jewelry I am unsure of what it is made out of but no other piercings are irritated with the same style.
    Hair is long but doesn't get stuck and sleeping seem fine.
    If I finally give up does it matter when I take out the jewelry as far as it hopefully healing properly and not getting worse or leaving to many scar or bumps? Thank you.
    Current piercings:
    Left ear: 5 x Lobes
    Right ear: 5 x Lobes & 1 x Rook

    Past piercings:
    Left ear: 1 x Auricle

    Tattoos:
    Right Foot: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." (done on April 26, 2012)
    Right Collarbone: Red Rose (done on March 14, 2013)

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    Scar tissue needs to be broken down with frequent massage.
    Curved anything in cartilage for healing or an irritated piercing is a poor idea.

    Take it out whenever you like. Maybe before a shower then give it a good rinse. Once it's not hurting/bleeding/irritated any more you can perform firm massage 1-2 times a day with any skin friendly oil to break down any scarring.

    If you want to get a similar piercing in the future (you don't say where in your ear it is) make sure you go to an excellent (preferably APP registered) piercer who will only use appropriate, implant grade, high-quality jewellery. A good piercer will assess your anatomy in full and check for veins closely, sometimes even using a torch etc.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x4, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
    Scar tissue needs to be broken down with frequent massage.
    Curved anything in cartilage for healing or an irritated piercing is a poor idea.

    Take it out whenever you like. Maybe before a shower then give it a good rinse. Once it's not hurting/bleeding/irritated any more you can perform firm massage 1-2 times a day with any skin friendly oil to break down any scarring.

    If you want to get a similar piercing in the future (you don't say where in your ear it is) make sure you go to an excellent (preferably APP registered) piercer who will only use appropriate, implant grade, high-quality jewellery. A good piercer will assess your anatomy in full and check for veins closely, sometimes even using a torch etc.
    As far as the jewelry...what is good to use for a helix piercing? It started with a hoop and that was bad that's why I changed it to a bar. What would you suggest.

    Thanks for the tips and help. I think it's the end of this one.
    Current piercings:
    Left ear: 5 x Lobes
    Right ear: 5 x Lobes & 1 x Rook

    Past piercings:
    Left ear: 1 x Auricle

    Tattoos:
    Right Foot: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." (done on April 26, 2012)
    Right Collarbone: Red Rose (done on March 14, 2013)

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    A straight labret bar of excellent quality and made from implant grade material.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x4, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
    Tattoos: 86 hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
    A straight labret bar of excellent quality and made from implant grade material.
    Thanks dear! I appreciate it.
    Current piercings:
    Left ear: 5 x Lobes
    Right ear: 5 x Lobes & 1 x Rook

    Past piercings:
    Left ear: 1 x Auricle

    Tattoos:
    Right Foot: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." (done on April 26, 2012)
    Right Collarbone: Red Rose (done on March 14, 2013)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayAreP View Post
    Thanks dear! I appreciate it.
    Anytime
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x4, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
    Tattoos: 86 hours
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    Hi everyone,
    just asking for some opinions/advice from anyone who's had two cartilage piercings done at the same time (on the same ear). Will it take longer to heal than they each would individually? (Just thinking because there's more inflammation etc) or will they heal simultaneously?

    I already have L conch, L forward helix, R tragus and R rook, then decided to go for conch and triangular fossa on the right ear both at the same time. I went to a reputable place with very experienced staff so I trust they wouldn't have recommended something if it wasn't safe (I've previously asked for certain piercing placements and they've said no because my ear shape was not suitable so I know they're not the kind of place that will do any piercing for the sake of making a sale). I got them both done with straight barbells in white gold from BVLA so I'm crossing my fingers for no problems, but I've previously had my other piercings one at a time and then waited until it healed before getting the next one, so just wondering what I have got myself into haha!!

    thanks
    L: conch, forward helix
    R: tragus, rook, conch, triangular fossa

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    In my experience (I've had single, double and triple ear cartilage piercings) it hasn't made much of a difference.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x4, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
    Tattoos: 86 hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyg View Post
    Hi everyone,
    just asking for some opinions/advice from anyone who's had two cartilage piercings done at the same time (on the same ear). Will it take longer to heal than they each would individually? (Just thinking because there's more inflammation etc) or will they heal simultaneously?

    I already have L conch, L forward helix, R tragus and R rook, then decided to go for conch and triangular fossa on the right ear both at the same time. I went to a reputable place with very experienced staff so I trust they wouldn't have recommended something if it wasn't safe (I've previously asked for certain piercing placements and they've said no because my ear shape was not suitable so I know they're not the kind of place that will do any piercing for the sake of making a sale). I got them both done with straight barbells in white gold from BVLA so I'm crossing my fingers for no problems, but I've previously had my other piercings one at a time and then waited until it healed before getting the next one, so just wondering what I have got myself into haha!!

    thanks
    Several months later and I thought everything was going ok with healing, but today all of a sudden my right conch piercing (done in October last year) has become very painful and tender, almost as painful as the initial healing period. I can't see anything oozing from it and I haven't bumped it or knocked it by mistake. The area around the piercing does feel a bit oedematous in comparison to the other ear but no obvious "bump". I was planning to basically just leave it alone and hope it settles down on it's own. Should I do some salt rinses?

    I have a doctor's appointment next week (for a completely separate reason) but perhaps if it's still painful/swollen then I might ask the doctor to have a look.
    L: conch, forward helix
    R: tragus, rook, conch, triangular fossa

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    Does it matter which bondage tape you buy for stretching? Don't really want to pay 15 pounds for it from a sex shop but not sure I trust the stuff for 3 quid on ebay
    Current: Bridge / Left Nostril / Septum / Bottom Lip / Tongue Web / 2 x Mandible / VCH / Triangle / 3 x Helix / 6 x Lobe / Tragus
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