Are my gauged ears a lost cause?
June 27, 2013 3:51 PM Subscribe
I'm having some issues with my 2g ear holes. Perhaps you could help me address them.
posted by starbaby to Health & Fitness (14 answers total)
I started stretching about a year and half ago, and I've been using stainless steel tapers and tunnels. I'm now at 2g, wanting to complete the taper set I have and go up to 0g. I'm having a lot of trouble, in that they just don't seem to want to move up. I can deal with that, but the real issue is whether or not I should. Here are the problems:
--The holes still smell bad.
--The holes still leave a not-nice residue on the tunnels when I take them out for cleaning.
--The holes don't hurt, but still sometimes itch.
--The holes are red inside.
There is no abundant discharge or pus, no blood, no swelling, no constant itching, etc. I don't think they are infected, but I'm not sure what's going on. Could I be allergic to stainless steel? Is there another option I'm not familiar with? Or is this all just par for the course?
Also, if this is a question for a professional, would that professional be a doctor or a piercist?
Thanks in advance.