Okay, so i've always inspired to stretch my ears and get them to a decent size so about 6 months ago i started, got myself up to about a 2 gauge and decided to go for my 0 gauge stretched... my ears weren't at their greatest but me being silly i decided to stretch... I lubed it up and started pushing.. it was painful but the gauge went through, i thought it was successful but after further inspecting my ear it was bleeding.. i seem to have tore some skin..
I took the stretched out and went back down to my old size.. left the stretching about 2 months.. throughout the whole 2 months my ear was swollen, what was understandable... i waited another month and still swollen.. i decided to drop a size and see if it would help and my hole did shrink but the swelling stayed... it wasn't like a visible swelling but it felt swollen when rubbing my fingers against my ear.. i dropped another 2 sizes and i was down to a 8 gauge at this point.. waited a month and no luck! swelling was still there... trying to stretch back up was impossible without feeling the tearing pain again..
I then took my stretchers out and now they've healed back down to original needle size... i put a piercing in them yesterday and it went in smoothly... but even though i haven't had a stretcher in my ear for about 2 months now it still feels swollen! like somethings in there... is this normal? I've asked my family and they just said it's dry blood or something like that
Anyone got any advice?
TL;DR - fucked up stretch...felt swollen after a bit - took stretchers out and now still feels swollen after 6 months.