Here’s a photoset of the swelling my rook and conch underwent when I got them pierced two years ago.
The idiot of a piercer over froze my ears with ethyl chloride, which lead to extreme swelling and a fuck tonne of blood.
Research before you get pierced kids.
This was basically my motive for trying to help people out with piercings (and poking fun at idiots, because everyone likes to do it), as even though I’ve done my training, I can still cock up, and despite having a load of knowledge didn’t have a clue! So, at least I can speak from experience when it comes to piercing fails.
The way I remedied this was through chamomile tea soaks (delicious and tasty!) which reduces swelling and brings it down from the sausage ears you see, to the final image, which was 4 days after the initial pierce.