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botched ear piercing

(20 Posts)
mrsfleming32 Wed 18-May-16 19:44:27

After much badgering, I allowed my 8 year old to have her ears pierced, as many of her class do. We had it done around 3 months ago - now I've noticed that the piercing site seems to have "slipped" down and it looks like there is another hole that's healing. Not sure what to do. I've taken a pic if anyone wants to see and advise ?

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 18-May-16 19:48:48

Professional body piercer here. Let's have a look.

mrsfleming32 Wed 18-May-16 19:51:51

Here X

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 18-May-16 19:56:35

It looks like it's rejecting, at first glance. Could you get a pic of the back of her ear, by any chance? Just so I can give you a more certain answer.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 18-May-16 19:57:32

Try and take the pic from the side of her lobe, so you can see both ends of the earring.

mrsfleming32 Wed 18-May-16 19:59:49

Hold on - thanks so much xx

mrsfleming32 Wed 18-May-16 20:01:42

She's just getting out of the bath! smile

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 18-May-16 20:02:52

No problem at all smile Take your time - I need to nip off for 20 minutes xx

Wheresthattomoibabber Wed 18-May-16 20:04:36

Beauty - can I ask a quick question? DD wants hers done and I have said only if she gets a needle piercing because I don't trust the guns. Am I right or paranoid?!

mrsfleming32 Wed 18-May-16 20:05:24

Here X

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 18-May-16 20:06:13

Wheresthat, you're absolutely right. Guns are the bane of every professional piercer's life!

MyFriendsCallMeOh Wed 18-May-16 20:09:22

Not a professional piercer but have piercings.... Always go to a professional and reputable piercer rather than a teenager with a gun on the high street. Lots of parents prefer to take their dds somewhere "pretty" but a professional piercer will minimize issues.

mrsfleming32 Wed 18-May-16 20:09:42

What do you think?

Wheresthattomoibabber Wed 18-May-16 20:10:09

Ah good. I will show her your post next time she begs to go to Claire's! Although she plays rugby so finding a time when it has long enough to heal is going to be fun anyway. Thank you!

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 18-May-16 20:17:53

Her ear was pierced at an angle, way too low on the lobe, and the earring is a very tight fit - I'm 99% it's rejecting. The weight of the jewellery is too much for young lobes like hers, especially pierced so low - it's growing itself out.

If I was you, I'd remove the earring before it gets any worse, and let it heal. Then if she still wants them pierced (give it at least 12 weeks before a repierce), please take her to a professional who will pierce the lobe again, in a much more central position, with a needle.

Obviously if I was able to see it in person, I could tell you this is what's happening for sure. But this is an educated guess. Hope I've helped smile

mrsfleming32 Wed 18-May-16 20:25:59

Is this why it looks like there is another hole above it?

pinkpeter1 Wed 18-May-16 22:18:32

It looks like she hasn't put the earring in the right place? Why is there another hole above the earring?

mrsfleming32 Thu 19-May-16 07:24:52


OrangeSquashTallGlass Thu 19-May-16 07:29:24

Can you take the earring out and take a photo from the front? Are there two holes and if so has she made one herself?

mrsfleming32 Thu 19-May-16 08:26:06

We took both out last night, she was more than happy to do it - not sure what's happened but she would never had made a hole herself!
Letting them heal up and see maybe again in the summer holidays. I won't be going back to the salon we went to xx

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