Ight so, after wearing 00 plugs for about 3-4 years, iv decided I wanted to go bigger. So I bought 1/2 plugs (double flared). I know im skipping a size but I thought after 3-4 years of wearing 00's my ears shoulda stretch naturally. I lubed up my left ear, massaged it for a while and then inserted the 1/2 plug. It went straight in without any effort what so ever. I can even put it in without unscrewing it. Happy with the results, I started doing the same thing with my right ear hoping for the same. Turns out even unscrewed it dosnt fit..I tried forcing it a tiny bit but stopped right away when my ear started to get a little warm. I thought of getting a 7/16 and wait for it to stretch naturally (if it fits) but id rather not x)..Is there something else I can do to make my ear stretch? I was maybe thinking of leaving my plugs in when going to bed for a week or a few since they would start falling out if I didnt, or maybe adding weights?
I went to my local piercing shop 3-4 times to get my ears to 00 so I obviously skipped sizes a few times but I did wait 1year+ between each. It hurt like a B****..like it really hurt. My lobes never bled but they would sting and be swollen for like a week, maybe a little less then that. I remember going back home right after a stretch in my moms car that had the windows rolled down and the wind coming from it made my lobes hurt sooo freaking bad haha. The dude that stretched my ears said this was all normal and that everything was fine, I trusted him since he worked in a professional shop you know? He didnt warn me about skipping sizes. Its my fauIt though, I didnt do any research before getting my ears stretched so I didnt know what I was doing, I was young and stupid >.> after I got my ears stretched, I started doing some research like I shoulda done before..I found out that ear stretching should be painless and that if there is pain its because there is microscopic tearing and blowouts can happen. I guess im lucky since I dont think if ever gotten a blow out, but I do think I have scar tissue (and maybe cat but) due to the stress my ears have endured making the ear harder to stretch. Is this why im having trouble with my right lobe?
pictures of the hole on my right ear.
http://s1097.photobucket.com/user/TheMa ... b.jpg.html (front)
http://s1097.photobucket.com/user/TheMa ... sort=3&o=1 (back)
What do you guys think ?