1. Bad Piercing Angle
Rick says you’ll to haul yourself back to your piercer and have them re-pierce it at a proper angle. Rick didn’t say how best to broach the subject, so I assume you should, as your piercer looks at the bump, say, “Hey, did you pierce that at a bad angle?”. In a loud voice. Or maybe look for a second opinion.
2. Poor jewelry quality
I’ve seen this one mentioned in other places as well, either citing poor quality jewelry (i.e. not gold, titanium, niobium or one of the other handful of “new piercing” jewelry types) or citing poor jewelry choice. Maybe the fit is too tight, or too loose. This can cause a lack of drainage, or cause something, like hair, to get pushed back into the piercing. An ingrown follicle can cause a lot of pain.
3. Bad aftercare or trauma
Did you touch it? A lot? Did you let someone else touch it? Did you get whacked on your fresh piercing during a fight with toilet bowl brushes? If so, you have an issue. The best solution is usually a daily saline solution soak. Rick says, “I personally have found the crazy chameleon soap to be an amazing thing for taking care of those bumps.” You can find that soap here.
Probably don’t put this on or near your piercing. Your piercing needs to be able to drain, and one of the big causes of bumps is fluid retention. It makes a cyst, which is like a pocket of stuff that needs to come out and can’t get out because the door is closed.