It depends. If your skin is in good shape you may able to leave things out for a few days no problem. However if the skin is inflamed, I have had a ten year old piercing slam shut overnight.I know everyone's piercings respond differently but (PL) my snakebites aren't 7 years old and I've gone 2 or 3 days with them out with 0 issues. Most piercing wearers have to remove them for work and also have no problems if they aren't fairly recent. Does anyone with more diverse piercing experience know if this story seems even slightly possible? Especially given how well we know Amber's body heals.