Be prepared for a somewhat long post…
I was looking on google for upper conch piercing pictures and saw this guy’s (whom I do not know at all) lobes, which caught my eye:
Not sure if it’s that bad or not, but he says it’s near 16mm and it just seems off.
Anyways, seeing his lobes I decide to click the picture and it takes me to his myspace. I look at all of his pictures, which seem to be mod-related, and I just about died when I saw these.
^Titled: “Product placement, in the most unlikely place”^
^”A bottle of Vitamin-E Oil through my ear”^ Looks so comfortable!
^Titled: “The cap of the Vitamin E oil through my ear with O-rings on it”^ …Looks much better, don’t ya think?
His homemade conch weight..
Something we don’t have in America, a Kinder Surprise Egg(? Hope I’m getting the name right) and he asks if “it surprises us” Ha ha.
This next one just takes it all…
^”My next size up: empty scotch tape roll, around 38mm”^ …REALLY?
-That’s all of the picture but he always recommends EarGauges.net to people, saying “I know they’re not called gauges but they have good deals”, where if you look at the community photos there are some real wows.
-He also has a YouTube channel where he used to tell people how to stretch [improperly]. The videos of him stretching his lobes are  At least he tells people it’s a bad way to do it now though.
What’s Awful: The things he put in his ears and the way he used to stretch them, and the fact that he is doing it while being in a lot of pain.
How it can be fixed: DO NOT DO THIS. I do believe this guy has downsized back to 16mm or 14mm and is now telling people that it’s a bad way to stretch, so I guess he’s in the process of fixing