Had my forward helix pierced around 2 weeks ago, and it's been absolute agony ever since.
I've been hot, dizzy and super nauseous to the point I can't eat anything, and my head has been pounding, especially around the side of my head / where the piercing is..
I went back to the piercer two days ago as the piercing was really swollen and painful. So swollen in fact, that the screw ball popped off from the barbel as there was absolutely no room left on the bar.
When the piercer removed the original jewellery, she gasped as she realised she put in the jewellery size for LOBES and not for cartilage / upper ear piercings. She then proceeded to put into my ear, a size larger than I was pierced with.
When she noticed that it wouldn't even go the whole way through my ear, she removed that one and put in a curved belly bar..
INTO. MY. EAR. 🤢
Please note that this was so painful I very nearly fainted. My friend was propping me up, genuinely concerned for me.
Afterwards there was a huge rush of release as the earring was much bigger than I was used to, and my ear finally has the space it needed to breath and heal.
This evening whilst driving, the ball fell off the end of my piercing bar AGAIN. I couldn't stop so had to wait until I could pull over, at which point I caught a glimpse of my ear and it was oozing watery puss and blood. I couldn't get the bar back in and have had to decide on removing it for good.
I'm gutted because I went through hell and back with this piercing, I've never reacted like it to any others before and I feel I've wasted a good amount of money on it too.
I'm really worried that if it's infected, the infection might still be in the piercing and I don't want it to get worse. The feeling now it's gone is amazing, I'm actually kind of glad it's removed! 😂😣
Anyway I guess I just wanted a rant. Feeling disappointed as I loved the idea of this piercing, and also feeling worried that my ear may never go back to normal again..
Infected piercing?! - sorry for the pic!
candlesticksflame · 25/10/2020 22:13
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