And one of my week old 8-gauge plugs had pulled through the back of my right ear! I remember the piercer say I was kinda up the creek if they came out within the first week or so. It was a week today. I bit the bullet and shoved it back in. The front side of it was still like 1/2 way in my ear, so I shoved it back through instead of taking it all the way out and putting it back in the right way... Is there any way to prevent this? It was one of my main concerns while sleeping with them.