Migration or Rejection of a Prince Albert (PA) Piercing

This is a continuation of my discussion from my previous blog post about stretching a Prince Albert piercing:

How or what does migration look/feel like?  The stretch was done by the piercer who did the PA.  It felt like a lot of pressure for a very brief second when it was stretched last week.  I did not see the blood until I peed and like I said it was very little.  They used a horseshoe about a 1" I am guessing.  I normally wear underwear.  I had some crusting the first couple of days but that is all over with. I did soak it the first couple of days after the stretch.  It easily moves in the shower.  I wanted a barbell for the stretch but they were out.  The original piercing was done Nov 1st last year.

Thank you for your help.

Hi Eric,

Here is some information from The Piercing Bible about migration and rejection. (There's a LOT of great info in it for anyone interested in piercing....)

Migration and Rejection
Two rather distinctive piercing complications are migration (the piercing moves from
its initial placement, then settles and heals in a new location) and rejection (the jewelry
is expelled completely from the body). The piercing is likely to migrate when unsuitable
or insufficient tissue is pierced, or if your jewelry is too small in diameter, thin in gauge,
or of poor quality. Inexperienced and untrained piercers often make these errors.

Migration and rejection can also result from using a harsh aftercare product, follow-
ing poor health habits, or experiencing excessive physical trauma or emotional stress
during the healing period. And, unfortunately, sometimes even when everything is
done properly, a piercing will migrate or reject for no known reason. This is simply
a risk of placing a foreign object through your skin: it may not stay in the desired

In the case of a PA migrating, what you'll usually see is that the tissue between the edge of your urethra and the piercing gets narrower, or sometimes that the skin itself thins and you can start to see your jewelry through it. A 1" circular barbell (or "horseshoe") in 2 gauge is quite a heavy piece of metal! If there isn't enough tissue to support it, migration and rejection can occur.

Just keep an eye out and if the irritation gets worse, consider dropping back down in size to preserve your piercing. If you run into any trouble, let me know.



So three weeks ago i got a frenum piercing and after a week it started migrating, so i was like what the hell, i went to another piercer and she said i had big jewerly there, so i changed it and all... So last saturday i decided to get a reverse prince albert, and now the same thing is happening to it, since monday it just started moving... Can i get help on this??? i can post a picture to show how it is...

hi. about 2 1/2 weeks ago i got a reverse prince albert. at fist i did experience alot of pain when urinating. and um to tell you the truth i did have sex. now it doesn't hurt but when i wake up i have a hard on and i feel alot of pressure. i do clean it daily and have healthy habbits. but around where the ring comes out of, not the hole in the urethra but the other hole there is like a red circle around it and secretions are still coming out so i clean it. did i mess up? will it get infected or something worse?? i'm really stressing over it because i don't want it to get infected.