Got a case of the "ear stink?" Something that’s scent is somewhere between rotting cheese and smelly feet? Reeeelaaax. It’s more common thank you may think — and no, it has nothing to do with your cleanliness. Well, sort of. Turns out, smelly piercings are just a mix of dead skin cells and a little bit of bacteria. Indeed, that’s really all it takes to make some truly potent smelling — and crusty — ear bling. (Thanks, body.) So, while a stylish, sparkly pair of studs is a girl’s best friend, no one wants the holes in their ears to smell, well, awful. Fortunately for you, we've outlined not only why your pierced ears suddenly smell so bad at times, but exactly how you can avoid the funk forever. Take a look! How do you deal when your pierced ears suddenly smell? Share your tips/hacks in the comments section!