Yes they make tapers for ears. My sister used to wear them out for days at a time to stretch them. Now the holes in her ears are permanently stretched. eww. And they smell when she removes the plugs.
Ingrown!? I used to have such ingrowns on my large toes that I picked with nailclippers and thumbtacks that I think it caused dirt to get in under the nail. I now have tow fungus on two of my nails. I picked the nail off a month or so ago but it's grown back and still fungusy. Ingrowns hurt :(
lol. i havent used tapers to stretch my ears yet. they say on the body mod forum you're not supposed to leave them in. i just stretch with glass jewelry with a rounded back. BUT the bigger the size the bigger the jump. going to start taping (with PTFE tape probably, if i can find some at a good price) so the next size is easier to get in.
yeah you cant really tell wit standard size piercings, but the bigger piercings do get a funk. i have 4g ears, and when i remember, i pull them out in the shower and wash my plugs off. i try to do it every shower. anything that has stuff dead skin and oils and stuff building up is gonna have a bit of a smell :P worth it imo. just keep up with basic hygiene :)
Smells like feet and cheese to me. lol I mean, to each their own! I took out my lebret piercing and have not been pierced since. And I like modest tattoos. I want to get a Gumba or something similar with Matt. I think he thought I was joking but I would totally get a matching tatt (of Nintendo or something else I really like just in case...)
I used to make my own poultices for ingrowns. White bread, sunlight soap, sugar and hot water to soak the infection out (It truly works) and rinse then dry the nail and roll up some toilet paper and jam it under the nail to lift it like Sakura said (I wish I had an ingrown so I could do the poultice again, its so amusing!)