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    Default Don't know what to do with my Helix/Auricle piercings?

    I've had my Helix and Auricle piercings for over 10 years. I got them pierced with a gun at WalMart all those years ago. I don't normally wear jewelry because of work but when I do I can only last like two days with jewelry in them because they get red, super sore and slightly swollen. I've thought about just leaving them alone and letting them "close" but I've had them so long I don't really want to of that. I've thought about slightly stretching them and wearing "permanent" jewelry. I just can't decided what to do at this point. Any one have any advise?
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    Left ear: 4 Lobe piercings, 2 Cartilage, Conch, Double Forward Helix, Antitragus and Vertical Industrial
    Right ear: 3 Lobe piercings, Auricle, Helix, Conch x2, Snug and Forward helix
    Facial: Double Lower and Upper Nostril, Septum, Vertical labret and Philtrum
    Want: Everything
    Retired: Naval x2, Right Nostril, Anti-Tragus, double high nostrils and multiple lobe/Auricle piercings
    Tattoos: None but I want some.

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    You might be allergic to nickel or something else in the jewellery you are wearing.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "permanent" jewellery. I assume you mean proper body jewellery - you can certainly get bars in 1mm and can get rings in 0.8mm which would fit in the holes you have. Go to a reputable piercer or retailer and get their advice - most people are fine with surgical stainless steel, there are different grades which have different amounts of other elements (including nickel) in them. Your best bet is to get Titanium.

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    Where do you live?
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    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, 5mm conch punch
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x7, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, semi permanent lipstick, lip dermal filler, botox
    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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    I don't think i have any allergies but i could be wrong. Yes by "permanent"" i do mean proper jewelry rather then just off the shelf earrings. When i was younger i couldn't wear fake earrings but i grew out of it as i got older. I never had a problem with them until i basically stopped wearing earrings.
    Left ear: 4 Lobe piercings, 2 Cartilage, Conch, Double Forward Helix, Antitragus and Vertical Industrial
    Right ear: 3 Lobe piercings, Auricle, Helix, Conch x2, Snug and Forward helix
    Facial: Double Lower and Upper Nostril, Septum, Vertical labret and Philtrum
    Want: Everything
    Retired: Naval x2, Right Nostril, Anti-Tragus, double high nostrils and multiple lobe/Auricle piercings
    Tattoos: None but I want some.

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    I live in America but more specifically Central Missouri.
    Left ear: 4 Lobe piercings, 2 Cartilage, Conch, Double Forward Helix, Antitragus and Vertical Industrial
    Right ear: 3 Lobe piercings, Auricle, Helix, Conch x2, Snug and Forward helix
    Facial: Double Lower and Upper Nostril, Septum, Vertical labret and Philtrum
    Want: Everything
    Retired: Naval x2, Right Nostril, Anti-Tragus, double high nostrils and multiple lobe/Auricle piercings
    Tattoos: None but I want some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brit Renee View Post
    I live in America but more specifically Central Missouri.
    Have a look here: http://www.safepiercing.org/get-invo...mber-database/

    You have 4 APP piercers in MO. Go in and see one of them or the one you like the look of most and have a chat about being fitted with excellent, implant-grade titanium.

    You can develop allergies in specific areas over time. Many have reactions to crappy fashion jewellery as the metals releases gases and other nasties over time as the coating breaks down in the ear.
    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, 5mm conch punch
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x7, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, semi permanent lipstick, lip dermal filler, botox
    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: 95 hours
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    Thanks. I'll take a look.
    Left ear: 4 Lobe piercings, 2 Cartilage, Conch, Double Forward Helix, Antitragus and Vertical Industrial
    Right ear: 3 Lobe piercings, Auricle, Helix, Conch x2, Snug and Forward helix
    Facial: Double Lower and Upper Nostril, Septum, Vertical labret and Philtrum
    Want: Everything
    Retired: Naval x2, Right Nostril, Anti-Tragus, double high nostrils and multiple lobe/Auricle piercings
    Tattoos: None but I want some.

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