Help! 8g won’t budge!

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by rundmc » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:06 am

Ok, so I started stretching in like August or July and have made it up to an 8g, in the past I waited 6 weeks between stretches to make sure my ears were ready to go, so I did the same for this time, and they weren’t ready, no biggie, gave them a couple more weeks, still wouldn’t go, now I’m basically at 3 months, and they aren’t giving me anything! I’m considering taping, but they’re so small it will be a pain. Any suggestions or thoughts besides taping would be greatly appreciated. I use jojoba oil when stretching, and make sure there’s plenty. I’m seriously at a loss right now. I know it’s the first big one, but it seems like most people were more than ready at 3 months.
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by zalakii » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:17 pm

It could be that you've got scar tissue built up. Have you tried salt-soaking and massaging them with oil? It could help break down scar tissue!
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by TPerfectStorm » Fri May 10, 2019 11:33 pm

6g was a hard one for me too!! What helped me was wearing the tapers as far as they would go and leave them in. After a couple of hours they went in. I tried multiple times to get them in and wouldn't budge either. You can also try getting a 7 gauge taper and go from there.
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