SUBMITTER’S COMMENT: Submitting myself just to inform others. Now I went to a professional shop to get my dimples done, everything was sanitary and the girl seemed very informed. She took an hour to line them up, and did well with keeping my calm and getting the bars in. Sadly she didn’t consider how thick my cheeks are, and put in bars that were too short. They still stuck out a bit but NOT enough for when swelling occurred. I thought it might embed so I kept a string of cotton between the ball and my cheeks on both the inside and the outside (Smart, right?). After about a week they were embedding, and I decided to go the next day. I woke up with the inside of my right piercing inside of my cheek, I cried in front of the mirror for about an hour in so much pain trying to remove it. I returned to the shop, and spoke to a different person. She felt so bad for me, and apologized for her co-workers mistake. She numbed my cheek, and was an all around great help, and very considerate of what happened. She gave me longer bars (threaded to help in case swelling became worse) and gave me the old ones for one 6 months or so passed and I could switch the jewelry. I got lucky with my dimple piercings, so be careful guys. I contemplated and thought I knew everything (risks, bars lengths ect) about dimple piercings, but I didn’t. So RESEARCH your shop and make sure you are 100% on your piercing.
I feel like this is more of a warning for how people react when they have piercing issues. Sometimes piercings swell more than the piercer expects, sometimes something happens to cause them to have excessive swelling that is totally unrelated to the piercer. In any case, as soon as you feel like your jewelry is too short, GO SEE YOUR PIERCER TO GET LONGER JEWELRY. Don’t wait until they embed. Even if you aren’t sure if the jewelry is too short but you just have a tiny feeling it might be, go see your piercer. They can fix the problem much more easily as soon as it appears, opposed to a week later..