Do you have little red bumps around your piercing? Have they been there a while and won’t go away? Are you frustrated because no one can tell you how to get rid of them? Well, you’re in luck because all of your questions are about to be answered.
These little bumps are called hypotrophic scarring. They are not keloids. They are a build up of scar tissue around an irritated piercing. Most commonly these bumps occur from sleeping on your new piercing. However, they can also occur from having improperly sized body jewelry. There are a million and one solutions out there on the internet but I am going to tell you the best ones.
In the situation of sleeping on your piercing first try not to sleep on it. Secondly, if that doesn’t work try using an airplane neck support pillow inside of your pillow case. When using the airplane pillow, situate it so that your piercing rests in the “hole” made by the pillow. This way you can sleep like normal and still protect your piercing.
If the bumps are from improperly sized jewelry then it is imperative that you purchase the correct sized jewelry. In order to find out what is causing your bumps go see your local knowledgeable and experienced piercer. If there are no piercers like that in your area, feel free to contact us on our Facebook page or website.