Anonymous asked: Hi, I ( stupidly) pierced my friends cartilage (ear) around 2 months ago and she has kept it very clean and i pierced it hygienically, she now has a cyst kind of pimple on it , what is it and how can she get rid of it, its urgent!
Hi there. Thanks for messaging. There can be a few different reasons a piercing may have a problem like this. Keeping it clean or not is not likely to be the cause. The odds are there’s too much friction from the jewelry moving, or pressure from jewelry that is too small. Little bumps like this often don’t appear for 8-12 weeks. The best thing your friend can do is visit a professional piercer. You may find someone close at the APP website, http://www.safepiercing.org/locate-a-member. I’d like to suggest in future leaving piercing services to professionals, for your safety as well as your friends. Thanks again. John Johnson