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Piercer Demonstrates How to Get Rid of Stubborn Piercing Bumps

Taking notes.

It's fair to say that piercings don't heal as quickly - or sometimes at all - as tattoos do. Tattoos usually take about two weeks to fully heal, whereas piercings can take up to 12 months, depending on body location. With that said, many people experience complications within the healing process of a piercing, including bumps, also known as keloids. 

Piercer @anamar_piercings demonstrates in her video, how to actually get rid of these stubborn and ugly bumps. Let's find out how!


My industrial, unfortunately, developed keloids shortly after and I had them for a while. Eventually, they disappeared. 

As you can see in the video, she first preps the skin and removes dead skin, then changes the size of the jewelry - which will help with the swelling - and then, she inserts a no-pull ring to stop pressure on the bump. This is said to help get rid of the bump within 1 - 4 weeks. 

In the meantime, homemade sea salt spray or a saline solution can help, as well as tea tree oil. And having a special pillow for ear piercings can also help with the healing process, as well as decrease the chance for a bump to develop.

TikTok had a few tips handy as well, looking at the comments.

TikToker @nanii503 mentioned,

"I used tea tree oil and salt water to get rid of mine in my nose."

Yes, tea tree oil definitely helps, I used that too. Another option is crushed zinc tablets or Aspirin. 

Another TikToker (@samgrace14) suggested,

"Dettol and Polysporin in the gold and black bottle are godsends getting rid of keloids."

Good to know!

And wrote,

"I cut mine off lol."

Ouch and no! That might be an option, but it's not a recommended one!