I got my nose pierced in June. The guy said the stud would be ok to change after four weeks. At six weeks I (foolishly) changed it. That part of my nose is always red now. I changed the thick stud to a thinner one and obviously it hadn't healed properly at all meaning I'm left with a minute hole. So small in fact that I can't get this stud out. I've tried everything, soaking it, doing it after a hot shower... It won't budge. I want to take it out to swap it for one with a smaller gem on. I was considering taking it out, letting it heal over for a couple of months and going to get it done again but leave the thicker stud in for longer. It still hurts if i twist it too. I haven't got time to go back to the piercing place to ask them to try and get it out so it looks like I'm stuck with an ugly stud in my nose that is now constantly red on one side. Anyone else had problems with nose piercings or any other piercings?