I have a keloid/bump

KELOID: Keloid scars are usually genetic and Keloid Scarring is actually a medical condition. This is a condition that causes excess scar tissue to build up above the skin and continue to enlarge and cover more surface area as time goes on. Keloid scars can be extremely itchy, and be painful if any pressure is placed on them. These particular scars/bumps usually need to removed by your GP or in extreme cases a plastic surgeon, as they will not go away on their own. It is a very rare occasion that a new piercing produces a Keloid scar, unless the client is predisposed to that genetic quality.

HYPERTROPHIC BUMP Aka : The dreaded piercing bump. These particular bumps are very common and surprisingly easy to heal! They can occur on almost any piercing, however they are more commonly found on cartilage based piercings for example - Nostril Piercings. Hypertrophic bumps are filled with fluid, dead skin cells and other wound debris that can become trapped by a multitude of reasons, such as: Lack of aftercare, incorrect aftercare, mucous covering the drainage point if inside the nose, sleeping on your fresh piercing, catching or bumping your healing piercing by accident etc etc. They are not a firm bump and feel rather soft and fleshy to touch. And they can also fluctuate in size after an aftercare soak. Hypertrophic bumps indicate that the piercing wound is unable to drain and need some extra care.

These bumps occuring do not mean that your piercing was performed incorrectly, your piercing is infected or that you are allergic to the metal used in the procedure. But I do suggest contacting your Body Piercer and booking a check up appointment if a bump starts to grow so they can determine the best form of treatment for you.