I just got an email with this question:
Hi. I found your site while looking for info. and thought I'd see if you could answer a question. I just had a horizontal hood piercing fall out for the second time. (second piercing) Niether time have I been able to locate my hole and put the ring back in. This time I had a horseshoe barbell and the balls were still on it when it fell out. Is it possible that this piecing grew out? Should I not go for a third attempt? I miss it already!
Have you had a piercer or even a partner examine the area to determine whether it appears the jewelry he piercing grew out? It can be hard to see for yourself.
Under the circumstances, it probably did grow out. It is much less likely that the hole stretched large enough for the jewelry to slip through.
Did you talk to the piercer about what had happened when you went in for the second piercing?
If you can take some clear, close-up photos, I'd be happy to evaluate the area for you myself. Many women aren't built for a horizontal hood piercing. If your hood area is very vertical or recessed, it won't matter what you do--the piercing will grow out.
How about a vertical piercing instead? If you're built for it, it is a fantastic piercing and they are much easier to deal with and to heal since the go with the shape of female anatomy--instead of against it as a horizontal piercing does.
You can check for suitability using the q-tip test pictured on my site:
Thanks for writing,