about 2 years ago i got my industrial pierced at avant garde, little did i know they pierced it in the wrong spot (too high) i took it out because it started to hurt a lot and my hair kept getting tangled around it. when i got my septum done the piercer noticed the scarring on my ear and asked where i got it done, he told me it was done in the wrong spot and called avant garde “rape piercing” (get in, shut up, get out) now i only go to starship where they actually TELL you informationabout your piercing rather then pierce you and say “done”. the scar itches and hurts occasionaly now, but im glad starship told me it was done wrong so now ill never go back to A.G.
At least you found a new shop that you like and that is professional in that way. I would have said something to the old shop.