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.

Similar Piercing Answers:

  • What to do with keloid or hypertrophic scar on rook piercing? ...So I got my rook (upper cartilage piercing) pierced a little more than two months ago and within the first month, I noticed this bump encircling the hole of the piercing. Compared to my unpierced rook, my pierced rook has that raised slightly reddish bump and is bigger/more swollen. However, it is not...

  • piercings and neck piercings? ...So i have a few questions about piercings So two months has passes since i have gotten my left cartilage pierced and now i can finally change the earring(hurray!) -what type of earring should i put in so it wont get infected?(sterling silver?) -I want to get three more piercings,(two on left lobe, one more on right) -i’m 17,...

  • How do I heal my snug piercing? ...I got a snug about 8 months ago and it started out fine but then got a bump, the bump went away after a couple months but now its been back for a few and its worse than before. It’s big and the skin on it drys out and it just is gross in general....

  • Question about Tongue ring healing AFTER REMOVAL.? ...I got my tongue pierced a little under 2 months ago, it was a stupid impulse and I decided that I didn’t like it and should take it out. I took it out 3 nights ago, so I know that it won’t be fully healed just yet, but I am curious about how it will heal...

  • Why does my cartilage ear piercing have a bump on the back of the hole? ...I just recently got 3 cartilage ear piercings last month. Now I took them off to see how the healing is doing but there is a bump on each one on the back. Why is that? I also have another cartilage piercing from 2 years ago and I also have a bump on the back of...

2 Comments: Trackback URL | Comments RSS

  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.

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.


  • cartilage piercing bump behind ear after it closed
  • lump behind ear lobe next to piercing
  • if your cartilage piercing has lump on the back what it mean
  • i got my ear pierced a month ago i have a knot in my ear
  • what happens when you get a lump behind my cartilage piercing?
  • what do you do if theres a bump on the back of your ear from a snug
  • what do I do if I see a red ball on my pinna piercing?
  • piercing on helix - bump on ear
  • why is there a little bump on the back of my ear after i took out my earing and it closed
  • red boil on back of pierced ear
  • lump after having helix pierced
  • having a lump in your ear piercing
  • after taking out earring ball in ear
  • swelling behind ear after piercing
  • is it normal to have a bubble on your industrial piercing hole
  • small bump behind ear piercing
  • i took my earrings out for the first time since being pierced and the skin is raised around it
  • i took out my earring and theres a lump in my ear lob
  • why do i have a bump on my new piercing on top of my ear
  • I noticed a bump behind helix piercing when I took off for first time