Source: My own photo
This is my sisters ear, and the awful modification is not any of the piercings shows, but infact a mark from a previous awful mod.
Story: My sister wanted to get a forward helix piercing for ages, so we went to a local piercer that was recommended by a family member. From the moment the guy started doing the piercing, it didn’t go right. He used no tools to clamp or take a hold of the ear, but instead simply tried to push the needle through using the force of his one hand. When he did this, it only went through the thinnest bit of skin on her ear, through no cartilage. Also, to top it off, he used an earring with a butterfly back to put into the freshly pierced hole. Within the next few weeks, the piercing had completely torn out.
This week, we went to a more respectable piercing studio, where the piercer took one look at the scar left from this awful piercing experience (which you can see above the forward helix ring in this picture) and immediately knew it wasn’t done properly. It was far too close to the edge and not pierced through any cartilage. She even put a blue dot on my sister’s ear next to the scar where the piercing should’ve gone through the first time (which you can also faintly see).
How it can be fixed: Do your research before getting pierced, not every recommended studio will necessarily be a good one.