This horrific ear cheese build up is from a customer of James Wisiewski at Body Electric in Hollywood, CA that really needs to pay a little more attention to cleanliness. Seriously, this is the most vomit-inducing picture I think I’ve posted. So gross.
EDIT/UPDATE: Highly recommended see also: Nasty, nasty clients
That… Is nasty.
Really, ew… That’s Insane! The person who wore this really should consult someone about Hygiene… Damn!..
its real? i cant belive..just to see it..some puaj smell come to my nose..
That is /just/ ga-nasty…
how could someone seriously allow themselves to get that dirty. were the crusty gutter punks?
that is so gross!
i clean my plugs every day… i have no idea how you could not notice that happening :S
Oh my freaking GOD i’m going to go throw up now.
I caqn honestly say I have a lead lined stomach, but that – I swear I dry heaved…
damn, shannon! and i was having a nice breakfast too!
i wanna give it just a little sniff… you know, just to know
that is, without a doubt the grossest picture you’ve ever posted… as in, i completly lost my appetite and have an urge the go clean my plugs until they sparkle, but excellent job on grossing everyone out ^-^
That is absolutely vile. I am so glad I already finished eating this morning.
shannon… when i first started reading bme and eventually modblog a few months back, pictures with blood in them and pierced dicks used to REALLY creep me out… but not i can look at any picture or video you post without feeling remotley squeemish… untill today that is!! you have restored my faith in bme’s ability to shock me!
HAHAHAHAHA, i really need to get an IAM set-up, but i have no credit card 🙁
I literally dry heaved. As in like, my stomach made that urky flipping noise and everything.
Just thinking about it again made me flap my hands.
EW!! sick. I can just picture Jim trying to hold the puke back..
Yeah, I just vomited into my mouth a little.
That is fucking nasty! How did the guy NOT smell it? ew ew ew ew ew ew, I am going to be haunted by that now…
Oh man, I can bet that smells like moldy sebum……. HOT!
wow- its GROSS
I just got kind of hungry. I think I will make a grilled cheese.
Um… What the hell?! How can you not notice that crap?! I think of everything on MobBlog, this freaks me out the most. I guess I just have hygeine issues.
shit – that must have been an intentional experiment. no fffffffffffffecking way could that have been accidentally missed???! that be horrid!
i actually stoped eating…that is so gross
i can imagine the smell…. i meen how the hell did people stay next to thsi guy ;/
Wow. That’s serious jewelry neglect. it’s remarkable the number of people who won’t do aftercare for their piercings.
Way to make my gag reflex kick in the first thing in the morning….YUCK! There goes those breakfast plans.
I refuse to believe that someone can be that vile and disgusting. His poor ears!! 🙁
Eww, I’m really about to throw up now. My stomach…
How long were they in before he took them out?
Gag reflex in overdrive right now. *shudder*
eeewh I was just cleaning and oiling my plugs as I saw that!
How could they not notice the smell,and the leakage….it must have been dripping down their neck!
i can’t eat my dinner now.
You know how right before you puke, your eyes and mouth water…yeah, I’m there right now. That is fucking gross.
Anyone who allows their plugs to get that nasty should be made to lick them clean.
Nope… did nothing to me…
Does take some trying to get it that bad tho..
I was doing fine til 35 when it was suggested they be licked, that squicked me a little.
i was doing fine until 31.. now i’m a little woozy
I wonder how it smells
wow, thats actually horrific.
I’m curious about the size of that plug… just to put the volume of ear-cheese into context.
Thanks…I was about to have dinner.
everybody within a 10 meter radius must have been saying “what is that stink?!” he/she must have been one of “those guys” who wont even take their plugs out without having a piercer there to help them.
Yep, I will take the video of a hatchet to the nuts anyday over a picture of THAT again.
Is it corroding the plug there, or is that just what it looks like?
I dont get it. I didnt move the slightest bit. It did nothing for me. Whats everyone so iffy about?
40 / Von Bourbon – I’ll hazard a guess at 3/4″, assuming the length is around the 15mm mark. From that, I’m thinking there’s about as much ear cheese on that as you’d get porridge sticking if you dipped the tip of your thumb in a bowl of it. I really really hope someone reads this as they’re eating porridge now 🙂
I can only imagine they put this in as stretching jewellery – in a fresh stretch it could be a bit of a bitch to get out with those flares, and fresh stretches seem to gunk up more.
Whatever, it’s all hypothetical, I just want to know how long it took!!
I think that just regular shower wouldhave clean a good part of that. So I hope it was a homeless earplug.
And I noticed it was easier for me to see a guy cutting his ball off with an axe than seeing something like that… I can almost smell it! GROSS!
i’ve just gone right off my banana milkshake…
I can’t even imagine how that would smell.
Makes me want a bagel.
wtf clean ur shit
Actually…it looks kind of tasty. Like a nice custard or something. 😉
Heh it looks all bubbly and fermenting. There are probably new lifeforms being created in that!
I can’t the grimace off my face..
that is truly the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.
I need to go vomit now.
I wonder if James STILL has the smell floating around his shop?
I remember a time I had a girl come in with pretty excessive ear cheese, nothing as bad as what’s shown though…But the smell she omitted from her ears, I nearly passed out.
I don’t know how he managed to deal with this type of client AND take a picture of the jewelry…
Um. Whoa. I can imagine not being totally religious about cleaning, but ye gods, what in the hell is that?
The piercer who removed this must have been wearing an entire jar of Vaporub under his nose to be able to stomach this… (seriously, this better be a Halloween prank!) My faith in the human race took a major blow when I saw this. …I really question the sanity of the people around this guy though!
goddamn* lucky day, no smell broadcast over the internet.
i wonder how long time it took (or maybe i’ll better don’t know :P)
truly disguting :/
I just threw up. I’ve been feeling sick all morning, but this put me over the edge. I clean my plugs several times a day. I thought mine smelled funny. But I would die if I had to be near someone with plugs like these. Seriously disgusting.
I can watch people cutting their nuts off and eating them with salsa, but this is TERRIBLE.
dude.. i never even got a smidget of ear cheese on any plugs.. so that just makes me want to vomit.. i mean youd think when they take it out some of it would slide off or that you would see it while the plug was in lol
i think i’m in that category of people who have the urge to know just what this smells like.
one of those smells that are so horrid that you have to keep smelling them, I’d imagine.
regardless, its pretty freakin gross.
Let me guess: the preson with this jewelery had an infection or alergic reaction of some sort?
Then it ain’t *that* strange for the jewelery to get that nasty pretty fast. But if wearer didn’t have any of the above, well than he just need a shower I guess.
i really wish i hadnt seen that. ive just eaten.
i thought my tunnels were bad after a couple of days. there is only one word for that RANK!!
That’s possibly the first and only picture thats been posted on ModBlog that’s completely grossed me out *shudders*
sucks to say.. but being a piercer, you see WAY WORSE than this… next time it happens i’ll take a picture….
I wonder how they managed to take that out
Brave practicioner….fucking customer.
Vomit-inducing, indeed. Add me to the ‘I just dry heaved’ club. x_x
at a quick glance … before reading the comment … I THOUGHT IT WAS AN OREO!!!!
that is foul. who does that?
I was okay until I heard a commercial for crackers and cheese, and then started imagining someone chowing down on that. . .
Happy Halloween everyone… *shudders*
I just thew up a little… in my mouth.
I work landscaping and clean my plugs every other or every three days.
The dust makes my ears weep sometimes, and I thought it gets pretty gross. I don’t think I have ever seen them that bad.
THANKS FOR RAPING MY BRAIN
I’m pretty curious as to how it would smell..but I’m just gross like that.
uuurk! I didn’t think it was possible for a piercing to get that dirty
how the fuck can you let ear cheese build up like that?
Now, I’ve gone a day or two without taking my plugs out to clean them… and even that smell grosses me out… but can you imagine what this must be like!?
Really, Im going to hop in the shower right now.. ughh.
Oh god! *gags* That is just awful. How the hell can anyone let that happen? :S I clean my plugs everyday…oh gawd I think I’m gonna dry heave again!
That is disgusting. My ears start to feel sore if I leave them a couple of days, so I have no idea how anyone can let then get that bad.
OMG!! I can smell the fucker all the way over here ….
i can’t even begin to imagine the smell…
Dear me. I thought I had bad ear cheese, but at least I clean my tunnels everyday. That’s just beyond disgusting. How can anyone let their ears get that bad?
hahahahahahahahaha. I’m not gonna lie, I just wash my ears when they start smelling, and more than one I have wiped the cheese off and put it on my co-workers if they fart or wipe boogers on me (we are VERY professional), but it’s never gotten that bad. I don’t see how it could, like, physically where did it all go…and that’s probably just the tip of the iceburg of what was really there.
I kinda of want to look at it again, but I think that would prevent me from enjoying cheese. Ever again.
Wow, I once went up about 5mm in a week on my left lobe [yeah too quick I know, I didn’t know any better] because it wasn’t causing any pain…until a few days later and my lobe swelled up twice the size. Didn’t take the tunnel out for about a week and that was NOTHING compared to THIS!
I get paranoid about my lobes and clean my tunnels in the shower every night. My ears feel all icky if I don’t, and how that guy could let his ears get like that is far beyond me :/
I actually threw up in my mouth.
Then I read the comments.
And some of them made me throw up in my mouth again.
this one seriously needs to be in the “click for the uncensored version” category!
ugh eating oatmeal here =/
c’mon! some of that would have to wash away in the shower! ughhh that’s horrific!
i bet the smell knocked them out!
seriously… imagine being that person’s romantic partner and going for what you thought was an innocent bit of ear-nibbling, maybe a little “click your vertical labret on the tunnels” fun…
and then licked THAT.
I kid you not.. I am eating a cheese sandwhich for breakfast and that was just fucking god damn fucking bad!
wow i could actually smell it just from looking at it. how gross.
i kind of want to look at it again but i don’t think i can.
Just for the sake of education, how old was the customer?
Seriously nasty. Ugh.
This picture will enter the “images i should never had seen” mental database.
how long do you think that took for the amount of build up thats there.
that is so gross.
i really wish i could smell it.
man. if that were an experiment i wouldnt be able to do it..that person definatly smelt it when they slept..or showerd….mannnn
i was just leaving the house to visit my boy and i thought id take a quick glance at modblog…..
this actually didn’t really affect me. after cleaning wounds that go down to the bone dripping with pus and cleaning shit (literally) up all day at the hospital, it takes alot to get me.
NACHO NACHO MAN… I WANNA BE A NACHO MAN!!
i know with my ears,after only a few days(2-3 days that is) they start to itch and stink even with my plugs so how do you not notice that?! or did who notice and just not care?
Hmmmmmmmmmm, I had hte pleasure of upsizing a pa in a similar state of neglect, over a year after i peierced it. It had not been cleaned from the day it was pierced. like the ear cheese, GROSS
kinda looks like rancid butter.
jesus christ, clean your ears people, PLEASE.
ewww.. I had a similar client who hadn’t removed his tunnel for a year and a half. I drowned in Technicare, gave him a tissue and made him clean it himself. I also got him to do the same with his ear before I went anywhere near it!!
could you imagine what that smelled like?
I’m sure gllad I don’t have Smell o vision.
I had to come back and see this picture again. This is so gross I had to feed my eyes with this. Although I wasn’t half grossed out as many here, it’s still horribly delicious to look at. TMI forum worthy 😀
Well, a couple more posts and gross overpowers stupid.
AAaaarrrrggghhhh I was eating!!! Gah.
oh god, that is just sick
i was gonna use some cheese for my salad but i dont think i will for next few days.
Are you gonna eat that?
It didn’t really gross me out, but my god, that would stink like absolute crap!
JESUS BUTTFUCKING CHRIST!
Although it doesn’t sicken me, I’m just curious. At 20mm, I wash my lobes and jeweleryevery morning in the shower.
Sometimes (if it’s been a particularly sweaty-bollocks day…), I’ll have a TINY amount of dried sweat/skin on my eyelets…Even then, it comes right off.
I think I see some little pieces of hair… yum.
I was fine with the amputation video, but this is just…..urk
ewwww, thats yuk. must have taken like 3 months for it to get that bad.
add me to the “I just ate and now I want to throw up” club. That is just disgusting. I’ll take the hatchet to the nuts video anyday over this! I can’t imagine the smell…how can you let your plugs get that nasty? GROSS! And to make it worse, I had mozzerella! MELTED CHEESE! EW!
that would have smelt really really bad , now could that person leave it to get so bad !
Jesus sweet christ!!! what sick fucker let thier ear get that fucking nasty I mean even showering would help clear a little of the cheese off but that shit is caked on…I totally agree with some of the other comments…I can now stomach seeing people split open to the fatty tissue and guys sounding foot long screwdrivers but this shit is just fucked
Right. So right. I almost gagged. I thought seeing a customer’s plaque-riddled barbell was gross, this truly takes the cake. Though…this really puts me out of the mood for any cake. :p
It’s disgusting… only because I don’t know why the hell you wouldn’t notice that much of funk… Seriously, this person must have been comatose for this to happen.
Wow…I just started stretching my ears again and am dreaming of nice big pretty plugs. This is my nightmare. I think this inspires another “The Customer Is Always…” series.
I just plain don’t understand how that amount of build-up can happen. I mean, showering/bathing would do it. Did this person never TOUCH his/her plugs. The smallest amount of tugging or turning would’ve sent gobs of this viscous goo falling shoulder-ward. I’m amazed that most of the substance was still on the jewelry after it was removed. I can’t imagine how much was left in the person’s ear. It really speaks volumes about some people’s hygeine.
I wonder why so many posters assumed this customer to be a guy. Not one assumed it to be a girl.
I don’t think it was clarified anywhere.
Hmmm… if you really want to be grossed out, go watch some “scat” movies from Germany! There are few things more revolting than watching people crap in each others’ mouths…
it’d be nice if these were avalible… or maybe not…
makes you wish you had one of these…
(sorry if this postes twice)
Man, I’m hungry…
BEST HALLOWEEN PIC EVAR!
hit it with a fucking hammer! is it possible to just be that disgusting without trying??
I just threw up a little in my mouth.
i swear if i had a customer come in with that, id tell them to get farked.
I just made this face… D-:/
Oh..Oh jeeze. I cant imagine how much that itches. I..Ugh.
..and i was eating too.
mmm… grilled cheese sandwiches.
Oh no! That smell would have been so gross. If that was removed in a shop and I walked into the lobby… vomit! My friend likes the smell of the skin and oil that builds up around his higher gauged peircings… I can’t stand the smell and usually clean mine once every day-or-so. BUT THIS IS SICK!?! u_u;
Ok, that better be cottage cheese :/
lol seeeaaaa saaalllttt.
Wow, I have a very strong stomach, nothing here or on the main bme site has ever made me gag, I helped gut a deer carcass last week and that didn’t make me gag, I have pet goats and chickens and they don’t smell too sweet, however this managed to make me gag. Good job Shannon.
Correction, I just puked.
*shivers* I was fine until I started reading the comments, now I think I shall be sick.
haha could have that on toast 😛
i kind of really wish i could have been there to see the guy or girl with these ears….
Ear cheese… it tastes just like it smells: delicious!
But is it suitable for vegans?
According to Wizzer’s site, they were replaced with some 1/2″ plugs, so unless they stretched up that day, they are 1/2″
and once again. ew.
… also i don’t know how to do fancy links to my IAM page but oh well haha.
Hell yeah….that is freakin’ nasty…I just wonder how long it took o build that much stink…and how it is possible not to feel your lobe itching and stinking….
What the hell… you must’ve been able smell him from a mile. I can just imagine the noise when he took it out…. ‘shcloop!”
James dose beautiful work. He is an amazing surface piercer. Yea that ear is pretty funky aswell.
Okay, aside from being really disgusting, wasn’t that uncomfortable? I know if I get the slightest bit of cheese on my plugs, my ears start to itch. A few times in the summer they’ve gotten a bit nasty and it made my ears HURT. Funk like that can actually cause your flesh to rot… how did they manage to let it get that bad? Ugh.
i just puked on my keyboard……
that must have stunk up the whole room
Damn.. And I thought MY tunnels were’nt clean….
eww. the pictures you pixelate don’t disturb me and this does. eww. eww. eww.
haha!! that was seriously the most disgusting thing I’ve seen on modblog.
This should be pixelated!
Oh my God. This is actually so weird because just today I was wondering “How cheesey can a plug get if you stop washing it?” Apparently very. Man, that’s so weird.
*yacks in a bag and gives it to whom so ever has such a cheesy cheesy piece of body jewellery*
Just a bit more info, the jewelry pictured is 1/2“ diameter and a good majority of the cheese that was there, remained on the lobe. So this is just a sample for ya.
I pretended like I was cleaning up the jewelry and took a quick couple of photos.
Any yes, I did gag, and even swished my mouth with Tech2000 before putting on my facemask to remove them.
If that particular client was able to let his/her lobes get that dirty, how is it that he/she even knew to do something about it? I mean, how did that person know there was a problem? They’re obviously not concerned enough with the cleanliness of their piercings let alone taking initiative and cleaning them.
I do not even want to think about how those lobes looked?
There is NO WAY that this is real!
Oh Ya, I forgot to post that this wasn`t a guy, it was a woman….
I can’t seem to stop coming back to this picture.
It haunts my dreams.
All that funk, I am revulsed by it, and yet I can’t look away…
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the woman that this came from was probably sportin’ some gnarly hippy dreads to boot. It just seems to make more sense that way.
oh ew. How could they get like that??
how the fuck is that even possible
doesnt that shit itch man?
i mean if i dont clean mine like every few days it drives me insane!!
I stop eating. it’s disgusting
That. Is. Gross.
That makes me wonder if I should clean my ears MORE than five times a week.
A) This person should switch to organics… at least they wouldn’t be quite as bad then… I mean, if they insist on not cleaning their plugs.
B) I really want to smell it. Bad.
C) What are you guys doing eating AND looking at modblog? I mean… it’s modblog.
that’s seriously not that bad. it’s gross enough, but it’s not as bad as some of the things i’ve seen on the old rotten.com website, or more frequently here :]
OK, this example is really bad, but it didn’t make me want to gag or anything.
The real scary thing is that I actually quite like the smell as they are gunking up a little….. Obviously I’m a ‘special’ sort of person! 🙂
Nasty, nasty clients
That is frippin’ FOUL!
My lord. That’s the only pic here so far that has made me feel sick.
Ha wonder what it tastes like?
mmm someone has been growing some good cheese!
I can’t even imagine how incrediably bad that would smell…seriously ew.
…so incredibly, indescribably foul
…yet I can’t look away.
…and I kinda wanna smell it.
[PS:-don’t EVEN! I’d bet dollars-to-donuts that 90% of YOU ALL do as well!]
Holy….that is gnarley in the worst way.
In a way I wonder how that guy/girl must have stunk..
But I’m glad I don’t know.
Nachos and Cheese to enjoy with a movie
Is now officially history until I can stop gagging!
I wonder how they smell too.
& yes, the licking comment made me wretch a little.
Ick. I think I’m gonna go clean my tunnels with peroxide for an hour or so…
I bet you can smell it from the second you enter the room. How long must that of been in? Bleugh.
Oh, fuck. I have such a cat iron tummy, but this picture almost defeated
That is just horrible
And I’d had a nice dinner tonight and all 🙁
farming a new species in your earlobe hahaha
They should scrape that off onto some bread and hold bets to see how much people would pay to see someone eat it.
obviously the person who did would have to have no sense of smell/taste…
i srsly just gagged.
they must smell SO BAD.
When I saw this I had whis weird thought run through my head…
That thought was… What would it be like to lick that?
What the fuckin shit??????
Ear cheese to the max, man! O.O
that is one stinky ass plug.
OR, that is one stinky ass-plug!
that’s the grossest thing i’ve ever seen in my life. thanks. =\
Ill lick that for 2 dollars
MSN I NIIPET
That is just unbelievably nasty! When my ears were stretched, I cleaned my plugs once, sometimes twice per day because I couldn’t stand having any buildup!
Lmao 201:) That’s actually a fucking disgusting picture.
thats also a way to sell your 2nd-hand jewellery…
omg i just vomitted in my mouth. ewwwwwww. take your fucking plugs out once in a while…or shower. ewwwwwwwww. i can smell his ears from here
LMAO this is hardcore.. in a really sick kinda way.
cheese on toast anyone?
XD haha. x
How could someone even stand the smell. Those plugs must have smelled like death. Bleh
I’ve never smelled ear cheese, and that’s just a photo, so meh. Doesn’t really do much to me. I don’t know if that makes me a freak after reading the comments. I seem to be one of the rare exceptions 😛 And I’m not a hunter nor do I work in a hospital cleaning wounds and shit. I get why they’d be a little less sick at this haha.
How much do you want to lick that?
i really don’t see how that’s even possible.
god, imagine if that was worn in his septum!
Ear cheese? Probably smells more like butt cheese.NASTY!!!!!
SILICONE PLUGS WILL DO THAT TO YA FUCKAZ!!! haha whoeva the fuck did that shit is fuckin retarded u dont stretch with silicone haha
haha I puked and it went up my nose cause I laughed…. agh… it really burns actually
How can you let your guages get that bad? do you like not wash yourself. thts jus rediculous.
I fucking gag everytime I see this picture. :\
This is NASTY. I have read about the smell of ear smeg. So one day when I popped out my plugs to clean them I decided to take a sniff. It was vile. So I can only imagine how much worse these smelled. I don’t clean my ears daily, but damn! How the hell can anyone let their ears get that smegy.
christ on a cracker. i can’t go two days without cleaning my ears and plugs, simply because everytime i turn my head i get a faint whiff of cheese and i wretch. how could something get to this point?!
ooh no way!! This is really disgusting…. how did he get it this nasty?
This is fucking repulsive.
thats just fucking disgusting! i think im gonna puke
The photographer was brave to get that close. Ha ha.