I have 3 on my left earlobe and 2 on the right. Well, it would have been equal had one of the piercings not got infected but that was years ago. I have lived with this 3+2 combo for as long as I can remember. A bit worried now that one of those on the left earlobe seems to be infected. Oh ok, it’s infected – sore and painful but thankfully no pus (which is a good thing I hope!). and no swollen lymph nodes unlike the previous incident. Will need to drag myself to the pharmacy this evening before pole classes and get an antiseptic.