So I've stretched my lobes out to a 00g. Originally I stopped at 0g and bought a pair of wood plugs; once my lobes were healed I tried to insert the plugs and the flared end of it made it very difficult but I eventually got it though. Two days later my lobes were very tender, swollen, and hot to the touch. I pulled the wood plugs out and my ears were bleeding like a stuck pig. Cleaned up the mess and put my stainless steel 0g tunnels in and let them heal. I found out I needed to stretch my ears to the next size up to fit the flared ends of the plugs. Stretched up to a 00g, and now they are healed.
Now with my issue at hand..... All excited I can wear my wood plugs and they slipped right in. There is lots a play of course because they are a size small than my lobe. The first day I wore them for about 8 hours and went to put my stainless steel tunnels back in and low and behold my holes shrank. So I had to pull the tapers out and re-stretch them. This happens ever time now matter how short of time I wear them.
Is this common? What can I do to stop it?
I've been at 00g for about 1 1/2 months.