What do you think about stretching from 2 to 00's? I've never skipped a size before, but I'm very eager to get my ears the way I want them. It's been about a year since I've stretched my ears. Thoughts?
I tried explaining to her why polymer clay isn’t good to use and about proper terminology, she proceeded to tell me that her ears have ‘only gotten infected twice’ from stretching with her pieces and that was only because she didn’t have neosporin to put on them. Also that I am a stuck-up ass because ‘its just terminology’
I think that last question may have been in reference to things like Simply Saline's Wound Wash. That's what I used for a little while to clean my piercings because it was literally just purified water and sea salt. Now, they've changed the formula and added other chemicals, so I do NOT recommend it at all. I went back to making my own sea salts after they changed it.
Exactly! And that’s my point. There used to be products out there, but now they’re all full of shit. It’s cheaper and better to just make your own. That way all that’s going into it is salt and water. Bing, bang, boom, done. No problems.
I’m not trying to be rude, but, honestly, you’d be outrageously stupid to waste your money buying ‘saline solutions for wounds’ when A. It’s cheaper to make your own and B. It’s better for your wound to make your own.
From a professional’s point of view, it’s super irritating to me when I tell people to do one thing (because I KNOW it works…) and they try to go off and do another or don’t do it at all. Like, really? Why even pay me to do my job when you’re not planning to listen in the first place?
I have another question about my nose piercing. Is it okay to buy a saline solution from somewhere like Walgreens?
NO! Dude, it’s seriously not that hard to make your own sea salt solution. THERE’S A REASON WHY WE TELL YOU THE THINGS THAT WE DO. The saline solution sold in stores is for eye contacts. Not piercings. And the shit that Claire’s sells is awful too.
Honestly. A canister of non-iodized sea salt is like $2 and a liter bottle of Aquafina is like another $2 last time I bought one. Make your own. Please.
Is neosporn bad to use as "lube" or just to keep lobes moisturized?
BAD JUJU, man. No bueno! The ONLY time I suggest using any type of cream like that is when an ear has been traumatized (like a rip, tear, frostbite, etc. Where the skin has been opened.) Neosporin can also be used as a scar deterrent (I’ve only heard of it, so I don’t recommend it.) so using it on scar tissue is kinda common. But no, using creams like that is really bad for a healing piercing unless advised. And Neosporin isn’t gonna do shit for your ears in terms of moisture besides make them really angry. Neosporin is too thick of a cream, your ears need to breathe…….
I find the alligator sign in the background really hilarious for a picture like this. Like, I mean, what if she just happened to slip and fall into the mouth of an alligator? Hypothetically, of course……… -Miranda
I've been using E on my lobes since I starting stretching, and it does of course help to keep them healthy :) I was just wondering if you knew why massaging with oils helps to thicken your lobes?
It really doesn’t have much to do with the oil, it’s just the massaging action that increases blood flow to the area, thus making them healthier. The oils just create lubrication and they’re good for healing and moisture.
I don't know if you already answered this, but I haven't seen it D: Butttt, do you have to be a certain age in the UK by law to start buying/stretching your ears? :S
Don’t think so. As long as you’re doing it safely and properly. I’ve never heard of one before, and I’d been buying stretching jewellery etc since I was 13, and I’m now 18. I have seen a few places who won’t sell it to you unless you’re over 14/15, but you’d be hard come by to find a place like that tbh.