When I was in University I got my nose pierced, never had any problems with it and it healed perfectly. Three years after the piercing I started my teacher training, I was quite sad to take it out but I understand that appearance can make a big difference in teaching, especially in some schools. I did try for a few weeks to use a dummy type piercing that just disguised it as a piece of skin but it was too much of a pain for what it was worth. LONG STORY SHORT. I took my nose piercing out but four years on it still hasn't healed right, it has healed in terms of the stud won't go back in but it keeps getting little spots under the skin which are really painful, almost feels like someone has pierced it again. The pus tends to gather under the piercing until I have no choice but to pop it out of pain, it's exactly where the piercing was and always is. I don't know why it keeps happening, i keep the skin clean, I try to avoid make up on the area but at least once a month I get a painful spot where it used to be. Anyone got any advice?