My piercing has been giving me trouble since this Summer. This week I noticed that the skin over the bar has become very thin. There isn't really anything I can do about that. I need to take out the piercing before the skin breaks open. I was thinking of taking it out at the end of the year, but I don't know if it will last that long. I'm really sad to see it go. Maybe I will take it out and have it pierced again later. After I get back to my goal weight and hold it for at least 3 months. So sad. I don't want to take it out.