The pain is less when I sleep on it now and I really can't feel it as much.. It never was that painful but just a tiny sore when I touch it and more when I try to wiggle it. Without touching it I wouldn't know that I had it the piercing at all. It seems to not hurt as much when I touch it though but a try not to touch it a lot. I had little brown crusts around the piercings for the past few days and I clean them off, its annoying.. But my mom who got her cartilage pierced the same day I did doesn't have any crusts building on or around her piercing I wonder why. I have been cleaning it really well and I hope that it does not get infected, I don't see any puss, blood or anything like that yet so maybe I won't get infected. I clean the ears with unscented antibacerial soap and then I use the Claires antiseptic. I read that sea salt patches help to heal the wound well but I have no tried that yet.