Really enjoying my piercing these days! Now the soreness is about a .5/10 and it is hardley swollen at all. I can sleep on it, and I clean it 2x a day. I hardley touch it. For the past two weeks I could tell I had the piercing. But after a successful healing period it has become integrated into my life and I hardley notice it unless I am looking in a mirror. I got a flu shot the other day, and that flu shot actually hurt worse than the actual piercing. OUCH! I did recently aquire a sterile CBR from Tribaletic and I am still patientley waiting to change the stud.