There is a girl at my cosmetology school that on Halloween decided to shove a needle through her ear for a self pierced industrial. I did not see the piercing take place because trust me, I would have tried to stop her. When we were all in a room listening to our guest speaker I could not stop staring at her new “cool” piercing. Her ear had swelled up about 2 times its size, she kept the needle in instead of putting jewelry in, it was still bleeding, she was constantly touching it with her bare hands, and the placement was pretty awful. I wanted to take a photo but she had recently been bragging about beating up some girl and fracturing her arm so I was honestly a bit afraid to upset her if she caught me taking a photo. I tried to nicely tell her that it would probably be a good idea to take it out but I was quickly ignored. I sent her a message on Facebook with a link to this site but she has never responded so I have given up on trying to help.
SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Need I say more?
WHAT’S AWFUL: Self piercing at a school, touching it without wearing gloves or sanitizing hands at least, keeping the needle in, and probably so many other things that I did not see her do.
HOW IT CAN BE FIXED: For the love of all things good, take it out. Or at least put a bar in the piercing instead of using the needle as jewelry.