Oh, for the record, next time use one that isn't just plain old metal, ok? The ear looks just so good swollen up like that. Forgetting to clean the pin beforehand was an especially nice touch for that real 'hardcore' element. Looks painful. Have fun taking it out now that it's stuck to the cartilage.
(Yes, I did this last year, utterly without thought. Provided much amusement for all involved)