I noticed today that my industrial piercing is really comfortable today. The swelling is back down and it's moving pretty freely. It's surprisingly not crusty today either. I think I finally found the right balance for the cleaning regimen. The piercer is right, too much cleaning is worse than no cleaning because it dries it out.
And I like how it looks. That was unintended really. As with my first piercings, it was for me to mark an important time in my life, but it does look kind of badass. It's subtle yet hardcore. It still surprises me when I go to wash my hands and I look up and see it there.