Because M asked so nicely. Here’s a terribly drawing/diagram of how to prevent plug loss at gigs.
Friends lobe got ripped at a show.
Hahahaha. Look at that taper in the second lobe piercing…
Also, fucking ouch.
Whenever I go to gigs, I usually put in a silicone eyelet, then take a big hoop earring (because I’m a girl, and cool.) and slip it through the silicone eyelet, then put the post through my cartilage piercing. Bing bang boom, safe ears. I get weird looks, but my ears are safe. There are various other methods of doing this too, but you should always make your ears safe before going into a pit.
Two perfect examples of hypertrophic scarring. Now, getting these doesn’t mean you have an awful modification, some are just prone to them around new piercings, I for one, certainly am!
You can treat them but stopping touching the jewellery, and soaking with SS and chamomile tea twice a day. Also, ensuring you have appropriate jewellery in the site is paramount.