ok about 2 years ago i decided to start stretching my ear from a 14 down to a 6....back then i wasnt as educated about stretching as i am now so i decided to stretch it myself with tapers. I went from a 14 to a 10 in one shot and about 3 weeks or so later i went from a 10 to an 8 and about another 3 weeks after that i went to a 6....now, my question is i dont know what exactly i did wrong in the middle of it all but a result of my stretching is something on the back of my ear that looks like a cats ass. it looks like it might be a "blowout" but im not sure what exactly a blowout is...can somebody fill me in? anyway, the other day after over a year of having a 6 with a minor cat ass i decided to gauge down to a 4....the ass has grown a lil....my question is what can i do to reduce it? i talked to a body piercer and he suggested ground up non coated aspirin tablets with water to make a paste and just rub it on...and if that doesnt work a coritizone shot anybody got another suggestion? also, I finally got my other ear pierced last friday...had it pierced at an 8...how long should i wait before i start stretching it. I want 4 gauge plugs in both ears so my right ear needs to play catch-up.