Blowout from gauging my left ear...

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  1. Josh_Conlee

    Josh_Conlee GRVMND 2014

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    So here's the deal, I've had a blowout for over a year, got it when trying to gauge my ears to 4s (went too fast, no lubrication, blah blah blah), and I just haven't been sure what to do, took the jewelry out probably too late, and I'm assuming all of the scar tissue has healed by now. So is there ANYTHING I can do to get rid of it at this point? I'd really like to re-gauge my ears.
     
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    TXDeathMetal Lemme smang it girl! Contributor

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    That depends really, can you post up a pic of what your ear looks like now?
     
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    Josh_Conlee GRVMND 2014

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    The blowout is obviously, well, the "blown out" part of the lobe. Taken with a crappy cell, couldn't find my camera
     

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    TXDeathMetal Lemme smang it girl! Contributor

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    I wasn't expecting it to look that bad for only trying to go up to a 4 gauge, I'd consult a professional piercer at your local tattoo/piercing studio on this one. Personally, if it were me then I'd leave it alone.
     
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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    you can have it cut out ;)
     
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    Josh_Conlee GRVMND 2014

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    It's really not as bad as it looks in that picture given I had a really bad vantage point to take it, I'll still go in and get it looked at at a piercing shop and see what they think, but that pic makes it look considerably larger than it is.
     
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    Josh_Conlee GRVMND 2014

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    If it doesn't cost 500 bucks to do that may be my only option, I'm going to have it checked out and see if some of the natural remedies will get rid of it, but if not cutting's going to be my only option.
     
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    never understood the idea of Gauging ears, but to each there own, like others have said go talk to a piercer they should lead you in the right directions.goodluck man
     
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    a blow out for a year?fuck

    if you havent , take out your plugs and let em close for a bit, use some jojoba oil
     
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    Josh_Conlee GRVMND 2014

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    Well I've had them out for like 7 months, just kind of was hoping it would close and heal, I'll see a specialist and see what they say, but I've heard jojoba oil or vitamin E oil can help
     
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    josh pelican Banned

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    Right now, your best bet is getting it cut.

    I had a slight blowout on one ear that was only a very small flap of skin around less than half of the fistula. It was the smallest blowout I've ever seen. It wasn't even bothersome, but I wanted it gone.

    I got it cut off by a professional piercer and it was free.
     
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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    around 1994 one of my buddies had a blow out. he was wearing the hollow "tube" type jewelry. like a plug but hollow. his blow out grew around and INTO the hollow part of the jewelry. he had to have the ENTIRE piece of jewelry cut out of his ear.
     
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    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    Forgive the curiosity, but I have to ask...

    Why are you all having your ears gauged?

    It's interesting to read the stories of when it goes wrong, but I'm wondering, when things go right... what do you all personally consider to be the payoff of having huge holes in your ears?
     
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    chimpinatux SS.org Regular

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    This thread seems topical for me right now..

    Seem to have had the TINIEST blowout in my left the other day, and i mean it really is very small, is it reasonable to think that it will in time 'reabsorb into the ear, its only at 6mm

    Also, is it recommended to completely take jewellery out and let it heal, or put in a much small piece?


    those who do prefer the look of them, i personally find it entertaining to be able to see through my own ear (in the mirror that is..) its exactly the same reasoning as any other piercing/tat or a persons clothing style even
     
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    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    I wanted to. I've had my wars at 3/4 for over a year and I've never regretted it for a second. I love it.

    Its also entertaining to put things through the holes when I'm bored. #1 reason to get them right there.
     
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    I got all the way to a full inch about 10 years ago. What got to me was the smell though. I am pretty clean and hygenic, but after a day of working out or anything, you get some nasty ear stink. I have used cellphones of people with gnarly plugs and bad hygiene. The smell was horrid.
     
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    When it gets big enough, they can give people ear jobs :lol:
     
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    vitamin e oil, massage, 3 times a day, for a long time.

    nitpick - you are not gauging your ears, you are stretching them. The word gauge in this case refers to the size of your jewelry. If you were to gauge your ears, you would be measuring them, not stretching them.

    you fuckers.
     
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    This is the way to go. I had a kinda bad blowout, and I massaged it with vitamin e twice a day for as long as I could before getting bored, and it mostly took care of it. I stretched back up later, and it was there a bit, but it really wasn't noticeable. I've had my plugs out for 9 months or so (current job :() and there's no difference between the blown out one and the other one.

    I was at 1 1/4", too, so it covered a lot of ear haha.

    :lol:
     

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