I have been stretching my ears for a little over a year now (on and off) and have never had this problem. When I took my plugs out this evening I noticed that my right ear is purple/black. Only a small area on the inside of my lobe is this colour (not the entire lobe). Is this due to the lack of blood flow? Possibly necrosis? I've removed my plugs and they've already shrunk one gauge size after being out for 30 minutes *sigh*. How might I go about treating my lobe now that I have this issue? Should I leave my plugs out for the next few days?