My wussy helix 16g had to go, after only 6 weeks Dave said it healed up perfectly fine, and I went to a 14 no problem. The lobes were at 14, with a little help from a taper and some force I'm at 10g. let me be the first to admit this hurt like hell. worse than any piercing i have done. it tore, obviously, and bled a little. burns a bit now. should i care for the lobes as a new piercing? Dave (piercer) suggested no more than 3-4 days using bacitracin ONCE a day, and soap and water. the helix doesn't even hurt a bit, so i'm just going to keep doing the soap and water thing with that.