Ear Stretching Guide- Read First!

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by LaurenRoyer » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:43 pm

Hey thanks for the awesome advice. :)
My name is Lauren and
16g lip ring
4g right ear
4g left ear
Peace sign tat on my right hip.

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by Zeroskater1310 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:31 am

Im currently in gauge size 4 and I have these sweet 2G plugs but I was wondering should I use a taper or a crescent(U shaped) gauge to stretch my ears to 2G before I put my plugs in to prevent stressing the piercing or any blowouts or infections?
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by MarkoPollo » Wed May 18, 2011 7:31 pm

What's good to use to lube it up?
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by 1LOSTSOUL » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:39 pm

Just wanted to say i did read first! This article was most helpful to say the least. I've already ordered a taper n tunnel set which should arrive tmrw!!! I'm not going real big, but guessing 6 g is about what I'm. After, maybe a size bigger then let them shrink back so a 6 fits comfy and easily.
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by nicholasbullock » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:03 am

Im just starting to gauge them, well i got them pierced on saturday and i noticed that my right earring is not in the center of my lobe. Could the complicate my gauging process in the quite near future? Do i need to have it redone before i gauge them? Please help!
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by punkkid91 » Wed May 16, 2012 10:54 pm

I had Gotten my ears pierced to a 4 guage and was wondering if that would have any complications in the future. Does scar tissue carry over to bigger sizes going unnoticed while stretching up throughout smaller sizes?
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by hollywoodhr » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:21 am

How do I know when my ear is ready to go up a size? I've had my ear at 1,2mm for a month, but I've felt like going to 1,6 quite a while ago... When I got the 1,2mm, my ear felt a bit sore the next day and that's about it, after that it felt great. From another forum there were minimum healing time pointed out, like at least a month and when I go 4mm I should let it heal at least 3months.
Well, I had my other ear stretched to 8mm, but I messed up real bad, so I took it out. Obviously, I might feel ready after a week, but my ear is not.
So, what are the signs of perfectly healed ears? Because everyone's different and the healing time waries... I want to do everything right this time.
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by caralhogrande » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:05 am

So, would it be foolish to stretch to a 2 gauge? I have fresh ears that have not been stretched and the piercer I plan on going to said that it's fine. Any advice would help!! Thank you.
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by corazon_de_oro » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:38 am

Are your ears pierced? If they're talking about stretching a "normal" sized ear piercing to a 2G, no. Never skip even one size.
If they're talking about piercing at 2G, or piercing at 4G and immediately stretching to 2G, that's fine.
I'm Lindsay.
I have 1/2" lobes and 11 piercings: left helix x2, both conches, both nostrils, septum, navel, and VCH.
My lobes are small but I know a lot about stretching and how to do it safely, so message me if you have any questions!
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