Yet Another Embarrassing Place For Acne To Show Up It's not like I show up at tea parties talking about ass-ne or anything, but I'm all for opening up about "embarrassing" pimply places. It happens! You are not a freak if you have blackheads in places that aren't your face, you know. Which brings me to, ugh, ear blackheads. My esthetically says they're very common, especially if you exercise with earbuds. While they're harmless, they can sometimes be painful. If you have them, don't try to squeeze them. Instead, try these tips from BellaSugar.