About a year ago I got an industrial piercing (any two or more holes connected by a bar) that just never healed right. I loved it dearly, but had to take it out.
Recently someone told me about a piercer that really knows his stuff so I decided to give it another try. I have to say that the piercer makes all the difference in the world so far! My first one was *so* painful to have done, this one was no pain at all (okay, maybe a little), it's only a few hours old and there is no heat, very little swelling, very little red. And he gave me some very detailed after care that really makes sense.
I wanted my industrial to be a little different so I didn't have him go through the front of my ear, rather the front of the bar takes a 90 degree turn and exits just before the curl over, this means there is no big silver ball on the front aspect of my ear, only on the back aspect. The 90 degree is secured with a plate instead.
The bar is long right now to allow for room for swelling, in three weeks I go back for a new bar that will have the ball fit snug against the back of my ear.
If you live in or near St. Paul, MN head over to the Holy Mackerel for your piercing!
And 'yes'...those are Doctor Who ear plugs!