This was found on a BAF online gallery.
What’s awful, you ask? Well, what’s not awful? As you can see, the original lobe placement was far far too low to successfully accommodate a stretch, which is why you can see the extreme redness, very taught skin (which means it’s being put under too much pressure) and what will probably end up with a complete snap of the lobe unless it’s removed.
This shows why it’s so important to have your lobe piercing placement checked before you embark on a stretching journey, as too low and you’ll end up in this situation, too high, and the stretch can press against your anti-tragus, and that’s pretty painful, and it means you can’t stretch any further.
If you’re concerned about your lobe piercing placement, I’d recommend going to your local trusted piercing shop, and asking their opinion. There are multiple options on how to correct a bad lobe placement, piercing at a larger gauge, piercing in a different place etc. One thing which I personally don’t recommend is a dermal punch, as this removes tissue meaning you have less tissue to stretch with.
But seriously folks, check your placement!
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