I got my conch pierced on 01/26. On 01/29, Little Man kneed me in that ear. It swelled up to about 3x the normal size. My ear was a pretty shade of pink/red/purple. I went to the piercer to get a longer bar put in. A variety of tools were used. It puffed up even more and so much oozy fluid came out she was a little surprised. She said it'd be really crusty and oozy for a few days. I have not been disappointed. Fortunately, my ear is back to normal size and the gunk has let up. I'm a little disappointed, it's strangely satisfying digging crusties out. :-D But I'm glad my ear is normal sized and colored again.