ANSWERS: 10
  • Is it on too tight maybe?
  • Mine stopped hurting after a few weeks maybe (I don't remember so well, I've had it for twelve years or so) but I know that the same thing happened to me. I couldn't sleep on that side or put the phone up to it while talking, even.
  • Try taking out the object and see how it feels after a couple days. Might answer some questions for ya.
  • Every cartilage piercing I had hurt for several months after the initial piercing. If it's not infected or swollen or red, it sounds like normal healing. If you put any pressure on it, like a telephone or even how you sleep on it, it can prolong the healing process, so that it feels sore. Mine are all 15+ years old and still occasionally become sore with pressure from my headset.
  • Usually constant soreness is bad jewelry material, but if less than a year old it may not even be fully healed, and continuing your aftercare should help. Gunned piercings often stay tender longer because the wound isn't as smooth and takes longer to withstand pressure and movement without irritation. Cheap jewelry also can cause problems, implant grade steel has far less nickel than your average earring, and titanium is nickel free. Other than all that, sleeping on a piercing with jewelry in can make a piercing sore, so watch for that.
  • NO IT NEVER STOPS HURTING..I GOT MINE DONE 3 YEARS AGO AND RECENTLY MY CARTILAGE PART FELL OFF...I REGRET DOING IT AND I SUGGEST YOU TAKE IT OUT ..IM DEAF IN MY LEFT EAR AND I NOW I AM WEARING A HEARING AID AND IT STILL HURTS EVEN THOUGH MY EAR FELL OFF.. SO TAKE IT OUT AND SAVE YOUR EAR
  • I had this done years ago - maybe 10 years and it got to be so painful i couldnt stand it. I couldnt sleep on that side or touch it, then it became infected and i had to eventually go to hospital to have it cut out.. never again!
  • It's very possible that when it was pierced the front or the back was done crooked. I've got about 6 up in my cartilage- I'm more a fan of taking a piercing out if it doesn't feel right (I've come to know my body fairly well as far as piercings go) If it stays tender all the time it's possible that it's crooked and pushing on a tender spot. Best bet is take it out, let it heal then get it re-pierced in a few weeks.
  • My industrial gets pissy from time to time but I think it has something to do with maybe getting slightly bruised somehow.. maybe you might be sleeping on it funny.
  • Mine has been pierced since June and I clean it daily, keep away infection, and try my best not to irritate it. I've never felt the soreness completely leave my ear and it has been several months. Taking it out for a few days then putting it back in always helps me and seems to make it feel less irritated.

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