Potential Awful Mod Story
So I’m currently in South Korea for study abroad. Since getting a tattoo can be a real pain here, considering how illegal it is and I don’t know any reputable places, I figured I’d start stretching my ears (something I’ve wanted to do for a while). I stopped by a place in Hyundae called Crow Piercing. The woman who helped me was really nice, spoke very fluent English (which is nice since my Korean isn’t good enough for a conversation about stretching ears). When I told her that I wanted to stretch from a 14g to an 8/6g (and after we figured out what that would be in mm), she pointed me straight to an 8g plug. I tried to explain to her that I wanted to go through each size but she told me, “Why? It would be quicker and less expensive if you just go from your size now to the 8g.” While I can be thankful she wanted to save me money (the plugs were 20,000KRW, about 18USD), I couldn’t see ANY way that would end well. I’m not even sure how I’d get 8g plugs in my ears and even if it is relatively small, if I wanted to stretch bigger, I’d definitely have some issues later. When I told her that I wanted to make sure that my lobes were healthy, she said that the jump in size wasn’t extreme and they would be fine.
What’s awful: Suggesting jumping in size.
How it can be fixed: Don’t do it. If I can’t find any place close by that sells what I want, I’ll go back, only to buy exactly what I want.