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Hello everyone! I have a question, I have had my nose pierced in the past and I know where the whole is because I can feel it from the inside and see where it should be on the outside. Question is, it has healed with I wouldn't say a bump but its raised scar tissue. Not very noticeable except I notice it because I look for it. Long story short, I want my nose ring back in but I am afraid if I push it through that tissue that it will heal with a bad scar if I take it out. Any advice or should I just not mess with that side and get the other side done?
YOU don't push it through. You have a professional repierce it for you.

Okay thank you, do you think it will heal properly? I don't want to be left with a huge scar if I have to take it out later in life.
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Hello everyone! I have a question, I have had my nose pierced in the past and I know where the whole is because I can feel it from the inside and see where it should be on the outside. Question is, it has healed with I wouldn't say a bump but its raised scar tissue. Not very noticeable except I notice it because I look for it. Long story short, I want my nose ring back in but I am afraid if I push it through that tissue that it will heal with a bad scar if I take it out. Any advice or should I just not mess with that side and get the other side done?
YOU don't push it through. You have a professional repierce it for you.

Okay thank you, do you think it will heal properly? I don't want to be left with a huge scar if I have to take it out later in life.
Assuming your piercer is professional, well educated, well trained and experienced, and follows sterile procedures and regulations, all scarring will be down to how YOU take care of your piercing. Proper aftercare, wise jewelry style and material choice, and sometimes just how your body reacts to trauma, will all affect how you scar or don't scar.
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Hello everyone! I have a question, I have had my nose pierced in the past and I know where the whole is because I can feel it from the inside and see where it should be on the outside. Question is, it has healed with I wouldn't say a bump but its raised scar tissue. Not very noticeable except I notice it because I look for it. Long story short, I want my nose ring back in but I am afraid if I push it through that tissue that it will heal with a bad scar if I take it out. Any advice or should I just not mess with that side and get the other side done?
YOU don't push it through. You have a professional repierce it for you.

Okay thank you, do you think it will heal properly? I don't want to be left with a huge scar if I have to take it out later in life.
Assuming your piercer is professional, well educated, well trained and experienced, and follows sterile procedures and regulations, all scarring will be down to how YOU take care of your piercing. Proper aftercare, wise jewelry style and material choice, and sometimes just how your body reacts to trauma, will all affect how you scar or don't scar.

Thank you very much for all the advice!
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Yarrrrgh. So everything was healing well. No pain. No more discharge. Just daily SSS cleanings to prevent any build-up of external debris like lint and what not, but suddenly things have gone wrong. Bottom two piercings are sore to the touch (noticed it when I rolled over on the pillow a few nights ago) and slightly bruised looking around the piercing themselves.

I've already sent an email to the piercing studio to find out their holiday hours (they're closed today) and will probably go in tomorrow or the day after to have it looked at. So annoyed, and praying they're not rejecting/migrating, because I've been fastidious about not touching them overmuch, so it's unlikely they're infected.
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Yarrrrgh. So everything was healing well. No pain. No more discharge. Just daily SSS cleanings to prevent any build-up of external debris like lint and what not, but suddenly things have gone wrong. Bottom two piercings are sore to the touch (noticed it when I rolled over on the pillow a few nights ago) and slightly bruised looking around the piercing themselves.

I've already sent an email to the piercing studio to find out their holiday hours (they're closed today) and will probably go in tomorrow or the day after to have it looked at. So annoyed, and praying they're not rejecting/migrating, because I've been fastidious about not touching them overmuch, so it's unlikely they're infected.
Cartilage piercings can be assholes. They'll be uncannily fine early on and then suddenly "HEY! THAT HURT!" and then start acting up. If you've been super diligent with cleaning, avoiding trauma, not sleeping on it, all that good stuff, I'm sure it's okay, just being pissy. But get it looked at anyway, just to be safe.
Jagger-Wolf
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Yarrrrgh. So everything was healing well. No pain. No more discharge. Just daily SSS cleanings to prevent any build-up of external debris like lint and what not, but suddenly things have gone wrong. Bottom two piercings are sore to the touch (noticed it when I rolled over on the pillow a few nights ago) and slightly bruised looking around the piercing themselves.

I've already sent an email to the piercing studio to find out their holiday hours (they're closed today) and will probably go in tomorrow or the day after to have it looked at. So annoyed, and praying they're not rejecting/migrating, because I've been fastidious about not touching them overmuch, so it's unlikely they're infected.
Cartilage piercings can be assholes. They'll be uncannily fine early on and then suddenly "HEY! THAT HURT!" and then start acting up. If you've been super diligent with cleaning, avoiding trauma, not sleeping on it, all that good stuff, I'm sure it's okay, just being pissy. But get it looked at anyway, just to be safe.

Yeah. So I hear. I've probably been sleeping on them without meaning to. I tend to roll over in my sleep. But that's why I've been careful to keep up the cleaning. I know that getting debris like cat hair or lint is a serious possibility in this house.

Still. No discharge is pretty good, right? No redness or swelling either. I'm hoping I just knocked it in my sleep or something. =/
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Yarrrrgh. So everything was healing well. No pain. No more discharge. Just daily SSS cleanings to prevent any build-up of external debris like lint and what not, but suddenly things have gone wrong. Bottom two piercings are sore to the touch (noticed it when I rolled over on the pillow a few nights ago) and slightly bruised looking around the piercing themselves.

I've already sent an email to the piercing studio to find out their holiday hours (they're closed today) and will probably go in tomorrow or the day after to have it looked at. So annoyed, and praying they're not rejecting/migrating, because I've been fastidious about not touching them overmuch, so it's unlikely they're infected.
Cartilage piercings can be assholes. They'll be uncannily fine early on and then suddenly "HEY! THAT HURT!" and then start acting up. If you've been super diligent with cleaning, avoiding trauma, not sleeping on it, all that good stuff, I'm sure it's okay, just being pissy. But get it looked at anyway, just to be safe.

Yeah. So I hear. I've probably been sleeping on them without meaning to. I tend to roll over in my sleep. But that's why I've been careful to keep up the cleaning. I know that getting debris like cat hair or lint is a serious possibility in this house.

Still. No discharge is pretty good, right? No redness or swelling either. I'm hoping I just knocked it in my sleep or something. =/
Yeah, it probably just got some dust in there and is upset about it. Just keep soaking to keep it clean and encourage it to push out whatever may be in there. If it's really sore, you can do a warm chamomile tea bag soak during the day, or add one more plain warm water soak. No more than 2 salt soaks a day, but the one extra warm water soak can help a lot to calm it down and encourage the flushing without the potential irritant of the salt.

Cartilage is known to be bitchy, but yeah, the no swelling, discharge or anything like that is a good sign, more an indication that it's just pissy rather than something being actually wrong.
did anyone here buy the baf calendar? im buying lotsa custom anatometal things which is obvs expensive. idk if i should buy it now withthe 20 percent or just wait til a 30 percent sale. i know they usually do one for the 4th of july but is the other 30 sale for new years? id like to get the jewelry asap
Went to the studio today and had my ear checked out. The bruising has gone, but it's still red and angry, so he said to basically keep doin' what I've been doin' (two SSS each day, chamomile or plain warm soak as necessary) until it chills out again.

He also did the figurative fingerwag and told me to come have the bars swapped when they settle again, because it's likely I irritated the piercings either while sleeping or cleaning, because they were the "right" length for swollen-healing tissue, but now are a bit too long and slide around, causing more irritation than necessary.

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