i found this site too late, i started stretching before looking here, anyway here's my storey, it may well amuse you.
ok first off i am 52 male saw a stretched ear and thought am gonna do that, my wife was not against this move. i first pierced my ear at the age of 14/15 me and 2 pals done our own ears with an ice cube and nappy pin, it actually turned out quite painless and cheap lol. over the years i wore sleepers and studs etc, then wore nothing for the last 20 years, until 5 weeks ago, i bought a 3mm curved thing and got it in my ear quite easily 2 days later it was fully through, this is easy i thought the next weekend i bought a 5mm taper and shoved that in again 2 days later it was all the way through no pain no blood no blow outs. i did intend to stop at 5mm but i thought bugger it and the following weekend i bought an 8mm taper, sure enough in it goes this one took about 3 days and i had a couple of sensations during this one, still it turned out ok again no mess,blood,blowouts, next up 10mm this baby hurt a little however again after 3 days its all the way in and i can slide it out the back, so been an impatient kind of bloke i bought a tunnel that has external threads on 1 end and this is where i made my lug sore i could get the tunnel in the front but i was not able to get it out the back? no amount of pulling helped lol by this time i was like vincent van gogh ready to cut my ear off then i found this forum, and saw the errors i made so at the moment my ear has almost recovered from all the pulling, i think i scratched the inside of the stretch with the threaded part of the tunnel, now i have an 8mm no flare surgical steel hollow tube/tunnel in it held in place by rubber o rings on each end. http://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/plugs-a ... nnels.html
i think i have been very lucky and got away lightly.
i have a 10mm steel tunnel on its way (same style as the 8mm i have in now) and intend to stretch to this size
my main question is related to the tunnel i have that is screwed in place, how do i actually get the thing to go all the way through my ear so i can attach the back?
when i first took the 10mm taper out i was able to get an 8mm double flared plug in place however i did not want to take a chance and have my ear shrink and get it stuck lol.
many thanks for any info you may provide, how this made you chuckle