I just got an earring stuck in my cartilage. I don't know how this happened. It kept sinking in. When I finally noticed, the entire stud was inside the skin. I've been trying to pull it out one way or the other. It's a stud earring with a plastic stop. I'm sure I could pull it through, which would require stretching the hole and all. But it hurts so badly. It's a new piercing- not even a week old yet. I have a headache from pulling and I didn't even get it out. What would you do? Is there anything I could take to make it hurt less? Or should I give up and ask a doctor to do it?