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    Angry tragus piercing not healing?

    I've had my tragus pierced since 4th May of this year & I was told by my piercer that it would be healed within 6-8 weeks. It's been over 3 months now since it was pierced & the swelling has not gone whatsoever. It's not a painful swelling, but I really want to change the bar in it, but I can't & it's really frustrating :(

    Is this normal?

    Would I be able to do anything to help make the swelling go quickly?

    Currently: 4 lobes, left nostril, left inner conch
    Want: Right helix
    Retired: Left tragus
    Last edited by ELMawnX; 11-15-2017 at 08:10 PM.

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    6-8 weeks is far too early, some ear cartilage piercings can take 12 months or more to heal up fully. Give it time.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
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    Hazel is right. Cartilage piercings take much longer to fully heal, unlike lobes I think mine took about a year.
    4 lobes in each ear
    1 right tragus
    1 right helix
    1 left nose
    1 right & 1 left nipples
    1 VCH
    1 right rook
    1 right inner conch
    1 floating navel
    1 left daith

    Retired: left tragus, 2 lobes in each ear, left nipple, 2x navel

    Want: 1 vertical tongue, 1 Madonna, HCH,

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    Tragus' take a little while to heal. I had mine done last October and is healing but not totally healed. It has also been a right pain at times that I often think to retire it! But, something keeps telling me to bear with it.
    Left side - Ear Lobes 1,2,3 Daith, Helix, Rook, Lower Conch and Double Tragus (sadly the bottom one has migrated).

    Right side -Ear Lobes 1,2,3 Daith, "Paw" print piercing on the flat of my ear, Tragus, Nostril, Helix and Eyebrow. "Shen Men" piercing, Triple Forward Helix.

    Retired - Right Eyebrow's x2.

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    Thanks guys! It's just a bit frustrating as a few of my friends have had their traguses done & they haven't had an issue with any swelling or prolonged swelling whatsoever :(

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    Currently: 4 lobes, left nostril, left inner conch
    Want: Right helix
    Retired: Left tragus
    Last edited by ELMawnX; 11-15-2017 at 08:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELMawnX View Post
    Thanks guys! It's just a bit frustrating as a few of my friends have had their traguses done & they haven't had an issue with any swelling or prolonged swelling whatsoever :(

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    Currently: 4 lobes, left nostril, left tragus, left inner conch
    Want: Right helix, left helix, right snug?
    Bear with it, as it will heal in the end. Everyone's healing is different: some quicker without any problems, others take a while to heal. Just do the best you can to promote the healing.
    4 lobes in each ear
    1 right tragus
    1 right helix
    1 left nose
    1 right & 1 left nipples
    1 VCH
    1 right rook
    1 right inner conch
    1 floating navel
    1 left daith

    Retired: left tragus, 2 lobes in each ear, left nipple, 2x navel

    Want: 1 vertical tongue, 1 Madonna, HCH,

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