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Nose Bump
Nose Bump  
So I have had my nose pierced twice. The second time I got it pierced around June 10th and I am writing this today July 20th. My nose initially developed a small bump next to the piercing but recently it has grown really huge. Ive dealt with the bump before when I had my previous piercing but never as big as the one I have now. It sort of looks like a pimple more than anything now so I'm not sure which or what it is.

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Hi Jocelyne,
http://piercingexp.com/faq/aftercare.html should be able to help you soothe the area.

The angle of the piercing, or the jewelry you wear may be causing some of the tissue reaction, which can develop into scar tissue if ignored. Stop by for a free consultation if you are in the Atlanta area, or http://find.safepiercing.org/ can help you connect with one of my qualified colleagues closer by.

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Brian Skellie

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I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.

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Body artist and founder of Piercing Experience (1992), http://brnskll.com/ and SciCan Authorized Dealer of STATIM Sterilizers and related infection control products http://statim.us/

Organizations
Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

Publications
The Point Journal of the Association of Professional Piercers, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing

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I regularly participate and teach in many APP and related body art educational programs. I keep current certifications for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid, and CPR.

Awards and Honors
APP President's Award, Best Freehand Piercer, Best of Atlanta

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Tens of thousands of one on one client experiences as the founder of Piercing Experience in Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.piercing.org/ *Body jewelry design and safety expert: Member ASTM committee F04(www.astm.org)and former Member AAMI (www.aami.org) Research advisor and educator for the APP for over a decade(www.safepiercing.org) teaching advanced studio setup, sterilization and equipment management, freehand piercing, aseptic/sterile technique and much more. Distributor and Body Art expert for SciCan StatIM sterilization and infection control products. http://statim.us/ and http://piercers.com/

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