Not just for cartilage piercings - any piercings. BCRs move around more, possibly dragging more bacteria or crusties into the wound and irritating it. They're a very common cause of hypertrophic scarring because of the movement. Cartilage is quite easily irritated compared to other parts of the body though, so they can have more of an effect in cartilage piercings I guess.
i'm changin the BCR on my helix to a micro barbell to try and help it heal a bit better - what length barbell will i need (have a bit of swelling/hypertrophic scarring on the back of the piercing) - was thinking 8mm????
I had a cold, which caused me to get a bump on my tragus piercing and was given antibiotics by my doctor and Fucidin. I applied the cream topically and took the antibiotics and whilst the bump decreased in size, it is still there. I'm doing sea salt soaks, is there anything else I can do to make it completely disappear?
also, i just got my outer conch pierced with an orbital. it was hilarious - just as he put the ball on i bled out all over the chair and his table with the equipment on. oops! i dont think it was anything to do with the artist - he checked the location for any obvious blood vessels ready to pop, i just think it was me.
anyway i was wondering if anyone else has had a piercing bleed alot (mine stopped after a minute) and if anyone had any tips on conch orbital aftercare.
finally just to say that it was my first piercing at [ab]normal in bath, and my mate got her venoms done there aswell (it looked scary as **** getting it done) but despite the fact that the bloke looks like a bit of a drip, he seemed pretty good. the only thing is that if you want something a bit more unusual, you might want to phone in and make sure he has the jewellrey autoclaved for you when you get there.
getting a lip piercing next - any advice?
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Wow Eidolon, they're lovely!! How big is your ear?
7/16" ~ 11-12mm, sorry for the tiny picture, I just always find it disconcerting to see a massive ear on the internet!
I have an enormous collection of jewellery, it is quite an obsession of mine!
I have officially retired my 3 year old 5mm stretches.
Thought it was time to grow up a bit and wear slightly more demure jewellery! I'm so relieved I can wear proper danglies now!!