Gauging up! From a 6 to a 4. Hurts like hell…haven’t managed to jam these 4’s in all the way, really not sure whether I should jam them all the way all at once or leave them like this for a while and then jam them the rest of the way later. Last time, I gauged them over a period of a day (going from a 10 to a 6 - long story short, bought the wrong jewelry and thought I was going to an 8 - not so).
Like I said, hurts like hell, but BEAUTY IS PAIN especially in the world of body mods.
Whenever gauging hurts, I think to myself “I have tattoos on my fucking ankle bones, I can handle this shit.” Because that hurt more than anything in the world (and I do hope I go to my grave never having to say anything hurt MORE than those, because DAMN).
Just jammed them in a little farther. Okay…breathe…I can handle this…
lol I am so bad with my piercings, I’m always like “BAH IT AIN’T THAT BAD” and just jam the jewelry in. I love pain.
What’s Awful: Stretching with spirals, then wearing as jewellery. She’s obviously in pain which stretching should never, ever be.
I mean, seriously, going by the amount of pain that’s being described is maddening.
And no, beauty is not pain in the world of body modification. Pain has nothing to do with stretching. It should never hurt, sting, or burn. It should feel like a light pressure is being applied. Nothing more.
Please, have a read of this and seriously re-evaluate your stretching methods before you ruin your lobes!: http://awfulmodifications.tumblr.com/post/13774613790/the-in-depth-stretching-guide
(Also, nothing should ever be jammed in during stretching…)