Ok, got a question about my piercings. I've got both my earlobes and the the cartilage of one ear done with what I believe to be 14 ga. rings. Actually, the top cart. was done with a needle and the bottom two were done with a gun and then switched to the gauged rings after they healed. I've had them done for about 2 years and never really took them out (maybe once for about an hour). I took them out about a month ago for job interviews and haven't put them back in since. I do generally have a problem putting them back in because of my big dumb hands, but they seem to be giving me more a problem to get in now. They don't "feel" like they closed up, but I'm not sure. I would imagine that they wouldn't, or at least just a little making it more difficult to go in. I realize it's hard to tell how I would heal over the internet, but anyone got any insight??