Q: i recently started stretching and i’m at a 14g, but i play basketball and have to keep my piercings out for hours at a time every day. will this affect the amount of time i should wait between sizing up?
- It will be pretty counter-productive for stretching since it won’t be able to easily…
Q: I’ve been told two different things about stretching and i can’t decide which is best. It’s about stretching with tapers or tunnels. I don’t know which is best for what size…I’ve stretched with tapers previously, just because i’m at a small size. I’m currently in the middle of stretching to…
If you’re going to called jewellery for stretched ears, ‘gauges’, then using that logic (It’s measured in a gauge, therefore it’s named a gauge), you must also call shoes ‘sizes’, drinks must be called ‘litres’, clothes must also be called ‘sizes’. Fruit sold by the pound, becomes known as ‘pound/s’. You can no longer buy sugar, you have to call it ‘kilograms’
Also, the gauge system only goes to 00g, so after that, and up until 1”, they must be called ‘fraction-of-inches. After that, they become known as ‘SICK INCHES’. Small jewellery is also measured by the gauge system (as well as in mm) so, anyone with a piercing has SICK GAUGES.
Surely this explains as to why we don’t refer to plugs, tunnels, eyelets, earskins, the stretched lobe themselves, as gauges.
You don’t have speedometers in your ears.
- * me: why'd you take out your tunnels?
- * hot guy: why'd I take out my gauges?
- * me: ..... never mind.
Went from 14G to 8G within 6 hours.
5 days later, (now) I want to stretch to 6G. but i need tapers. fuck.
I feel very, very sorry for your ears right now. Very.
What’s awful: Jumping 3 sizes in one go, and planning on stretching to another. Ear damage, blowouts and scar tissue ahoy!
How to fix it: Take your plugs out and leave them out. In three months, go to 14g. A month after that, 12g, a month after that, 10g, a month after that, 8g, a month after that, 6g. And so on and so forth (however 0g+ should wait 2-3 months). Tapers are NOT jewellery. You don’t drill a hole for a screw, and leave the drill bit in because ‘it’ll do’. No, it won’t. The same goes for tapers. Save your ears, you’ve only got two of them!
My ears absolutely refuse to stretch up from a 2 to a 0.
I’m gonna murder someone.
It’s been 2 months now, and I’ve tried 3 times.
I’m so beyond tired of waiting.
You’re forgetting the almighty, magical and mystical 1g or 7mm. These can easily be bought from your local reputable piercing shop, or online at www.bodyartforms.com. A 2mm jump is too big for all ears, which is why your ears won’t stretch, despite waiting a good amount of time. Buy something single flared, in titanium, surgical steel or glass, and you should be good to go!
I’m annoyed with how many people i’ve fucking seen today post “OHHEMMMGGG. 2 TO A 0 WORST PAIN EVERRRRR.” shut the fuck up. I HAD TO GO FROM A 2 TO A 00 AND SHIT BARELY HURT. MOTHER FUCKING PUSS ASS PUSSIES. annoyed as fuck -.-
What’s Awful: Skipping sizes and pain.
YOU DO NOT SKIP SIZES AND BRAG ABOUT IT LEST YE BE PROCLAIMED AN IDIOT.
And you didn’t HAVE to. You were just too impatient. Difference.
ok so my ear has been fat and red and shiny all day, took the 14mm taper out and blood goes everywhere and it smells like old tea and omg its so gross, so i put my 12mm back in but i wanna be wearing my 14mm in two weeks
dont mess with your ears kids
Woah woah woah. Let’s slow down here! Firstly. Take whatever you have in your lobe OUT. NOW. It will not want jewellery in it for a helluva long time, especially given that you caused your lobe to bleed!
Leave your ear alone. Well alone. For a month. Then, slowly massage your lobe with oil (ie, jojoba, emu, bio oil, vitamin e etc) for three months. Then, safely insert safe jewellery. You might well have shrunk to 6 or 8mm by then.
Stretch slowly, stretch safely. A bleeding lobe is NOT a happy lobe.
Holy shit stretching my lobes to a 6g freakin’ hurt :/ So I didn’t do it…
I shall try again tomorrow… >:)
STRETCHING YOUR DAMN EARS SHOULDN’T DAMN HURT IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.