Picture of Torn Earlobe
Torn earlobe and enlarged pierced earlobe canals are a common consequence of wearing heavy earrings for a prolonged period of time as well as other factors such as trauma, heavy earrings, infection, low placement of piercing, pressure necrosis, etc. It occurs most easily in thin ear lobules. Drooping or easily torn earlobes may also be secondary to a congenital defect or trauma.
Shown here is a female with a large tear defect of earlobe at the site of heavy earring.
Text Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved