This isn’t a bad mod, just a question. (I didn’t know if this was an okay place to submit a question, but I’m worried.) I have been reading awful mods for a while, and you guys seemed extremely educated in piercings, so I decided I would come here. My tragus has a little red bump. I’ve heard disaster stories about those dreaded bumps. I went to a shop that many of my friends have been pierced at, and nothing bad ever happened to the piercings they had. So I went to the shop signed everything, and since I’m under 18, they also had my mom sign papers. They opened all equipment out of packages in front of me and were very nice and gentle with my ear. I’ve been cleaning it three times a day with saline solution, and I wash my hands every time I clean it and never touch it unless I am cleaning it. I really don’t know what went wrong.:( Someone help me please!
welp. since it looks like you only made this account to ask us this question (which is totally fine) and never activated it or something and don’t have an ask box, i’m just gonna have to post this and hope you see it (kind of annoying and I hope you’re checking this blog regularly).
It honestly looks like it’s just because of the diameter of that ring. Your bump looks fairly small and like it will calm down fairly easily. I hope it hasn’t gotten worse by the time you see this. I’d just head back to the shop and ask them to switch it for either a labret stud of proper length or a ring with a smaller diameter. You’ll likely have to bring your mom with you because you’re a minor and even though they’re not piercing you, it still counts. (Annoying, I know.) In the mean time, you could try doing a chamomile tea compress or soak (compress meaning you steep the tea bag long enough to get warm, squish out the extra water, and hold it to your ear until it’s cold). I’d also keep the salt soaks down to 1 or 2 a day. 3 seems a little excessive.
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