What is this bump behind my ear after having piercing for 4 months?

I got my ear pierced...above my ear lobe but not fully up to the top like a usual cartilage piercing, but somewhat in the middle on the cartilage, about 4 months ago, and i just now took the original earring out for the first time today. when i did take it out, i saw a raised bump on the back of my ear and slightly on the front near the piercing hole. it does not hurt at all and isn't producing fluids or anything, but i'm wondering what it is...and if it's harmful to me.

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  1. Magichild Says:

    No, it’s perfectly normal. Depending on exactly where it is it could be a tunnel of scar tissue called a fistula, or just displaced tissue, especially if you had it done with a gun instead of a needle. Either way, it’s nothing to worry about so long as it’s not dark in colour and doesn’t grow.

  2. Andrea Says:

    Rub some tea tree oil on it and it should go away in about 4 days.
    It’s called a keloid.

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