I had my cartlidge pierced(not with a gun) at a 16ga last month. I went to my piercer and asked if it was ok to change it to a clear plug since i can't have it in at work.. She said it was fine since I had gone 2 weeks and the swelling went down. Well I couldn't find a 16ga clear plug or retainer, so she sold me a 14ga labret retainer and said to go ahead and stretch it now if I was going to since it wasn't healed yet.. Went in fine, and I don't plan on going any bigger, btw.. Well fast forward to 2 days ago.. I decided to put in an old 14ga plug (just a metal bar) I used in my ears when they were smaller. Well I took the plug out to clean it and blood starts pouring out the back of my ear.. I mean pouring! It ran down my face and turns the sink red! Freaked me out. I ran water on it and it eventually stopped. Cleaned the ear and put the bar back in.. So my question is.. WTF just happened?! It didn't even bleed when it was pierced. What should I do? Piercer isn't gonna be there until next week..