I’ve had my ears stretched to 20mm/13/16” for two years. My ears healed completely and were fine. I cleaned them regularly and had no problems, etc. However, a few weeks ago I attended a concert in which I was hit in the ear, and a week later, this is the result.
If your ears are healed, I urge you to take care of them more. You will be disfigured like myself and have to get constructive surgery from either a hospital or piercing specialist (who often charge a lot). If you do somehow tear the tissue of your ears, get medical help immediately. I personally went to the hospital.
If anybody has questions about what happens next or my situation, please ask. I just want people to be more careful whilst they have plugs, even if they’re healed they can still be a danger.
Let people do whatever they’d like to their blog, you obviously can’t stop us.
It’s not the more common term, it’s an incorrect term grown from lack of information and often, correct education about the process and methods of safely stretching a piercing.
Gauge is a unit of measurement. We don’t say ‘I’m going for a mile’ when you mean you’re ‘going for a walk’
Just like we don’t say ‘I’m gauging my gauges’ when you mean ‘you’re stretching your ears’
I’ll start this by saying this kind fellow said Nose and lip rings don’t count as modifications in a second ask he ever so kindly decided to leave us with. Oh dear.
I, Scott have a 20mm left lobe, and a 5mm right lobe, Paired 1.2mm nostrils, a 1.6mm philtrum and a 3.2mm tongue.
I’m pretty sure they count as modifications, and if they don’t in your book, you better refine your definition of modification because it’s evidently wrong. I can’t vouch for everyone else on this Blog, except i know quite a few of Emilys.
Paired 1mm nostrils, 1.2mm central labret, 4mm septum. 12mm lobes, 4mm right conch, 1.6mm left conch along with various other lobe piercings. And a Double Helix DNA piece down her spine.
I can’t vouch for any other moderators, but if you’d care to add yourselfs to this, go ahead.
TL;DR, We have modifications, and yes nose and lip piercings count. You better go refine your definition of Body Modification.
Emily’s comment: I have 17 piercings, have been pierced 32 times and have 2 hours of tattoo work.
Petra has been: Suspended, tattooed, scalpelled, etched and pierced. In her repertoire, she had the rarest female piercing ever (Google it, folks, we aren’t going to tell you!), her labret scalpelled to 4g, two microdermals, stretched lobes, and two flat cartilage dermal punches.
Modified? Us? Never!