I went to get an industrial about 2 1/2 days ago and have a few questions. It's still bleeding every now and then and I was wondering if this is normal? The piercer didn't say anything about cleaning blood off, just crusties, so i'm a bit worried. The other day I reached up and blood was running all the way down the side of my ear. It's almost entirely the lower one that bleeds, but the upper usually has a ring of dried blood around it after I sleep too. Could my long hair be irritating the piercing? It's gotten wrapped around the balls a couple times. Also, is there anything I should be doing to clean it besides cleaning crusties/blood off with qtips and putting the anti-microbial soap the piercer gave me on it? I've heard horror stories about infected cartilage piercings so I want to keep mine as clean as possible. Thanks for the help. I'm going out of town today but I can take pictures and post them tonight if anyone wants.