SUBMITTER COMMENT: Sorry no pictures, this took place at my work place! So upon sitting at my desk two girls in my office came over to chat to me about the piercings in my ear. I happily chatted to them, and gave them this link to this blog as they were thinking of increasing the amount they have already. One took a look at this blog and upon the advice here sought out a reputable piercing and had another dermal in her face.
The second however… She got two tragus piercings in one go, a week later had her seconds in her ears, a week later after that had her thirds in her ears. Roughly after a month her thirds rejected and one of the tragus piercings had some scarring and irritation starting to form. Roughly a month after this she had her nose pierced, and a few weeks later I noticed she had a nape piercing with a straight bar. A bit concerned I ended up chatting to her and seeing if I could convince her to get a 90° surface bar and/or take out a few others to give her body a chance to heal them up correctly.
She listened quietly for a bit, and refused on the grounds that she thought the straight bar was ‘prettier’. She brushed off my concern and just kept the straight bar in and her other piercings. For the last month or two I was in work I basically kept dibs on her piercings as they slowly rejected. She now has a large worm like scar on the back of her neck and it looked as though it actually fell out, and white lumps in her ears from the rejected thirds. As for her other piercings she was lucky since they pretty much healed but the one tragus has pretty heavy scarring.
WHAT’S AWFUL?: Having so many piercings in a short amount of time, and a straight barball in a nape piercing. How she had someone pierce her so many times in such a short amount of time I don’t know. They could have been home jobs, but I wasn’t keeping dibs on the type of jewellery at all other than the nape.
HOW CAN IT BE FIXED?: Space your piercings out evenly to allow them to heal, have them with correct jewellery and commit to cleaning your piercings. As for the scarring give it some TLC with Sea salt soaks or camomile presses.