Massage your earlobes at least once a day with coconut oil, jojoba oil, or another safe oil to keep it moisturized and promote healing. Wait at least 6 weeks between gauges, but keep an eye on your piercing. Don’t go up to the next gauge if you notice any redness, swelling, or irritation after 6 weeks.
Can you stretch your ears back to 0 gauge?
- Most people can stretch up to 0 gauge and shrink their ears back without having an issue. Whether you will be able to do the same depends on many factors including: How quickly you heal to the actual stretching process The amount of scar tissue from stretching (if there is any)
- 1 How long should you wait to change gauges after stretching?
- 2 How long until I can take my gauges out?
- 3 Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
- 4 What size gauge will shrink back?
- 5 How big can you stretch your ears before its irreversible?
- 6 Should I shower with gauges in?
- 7 Can I take my gauges out?
- 8 What do ear gauges symbolize?
- 9 Is 00g the point of no return?
- 10 Can 0g go back normal?
- 11 Can you join the military with gauges?
How long should you wait to change gauges after stretching?
Be sure to wait until the ear is completely healed before trying again. If all seems to be going well with your new ear gauging then after 1-2 weeks you can begin changing your ear jewelry if you like (and why wouldn’t you, with so many great options to choose from?)
How long until I can take my gauges out?
Once it fits properly, go down another size until you reach the smallest gauge. Once you reach this point, your hole should be able to close on its own. This entire process usually takes at least 2 months. You can also help your ears along the road to healing by cleaning and massaging them with oils and moisturizers.
Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
Stretching your ear too quickly can tear the skin. Only increase your jewelry by one size (2 gauge) at a time. Wait 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. Wait for inflammation and pain to subside before increasing the size of your gauge.
What size gauge will shrink back?
Most professionals in the piercing world suggest going no larger than a 0 gauge, preferably a 2 gauge, if you want your ears to shrink back to standard size. If you stop at this point, you should have no problem with your ears shrinking back.
How big can you stretch your ears before its irreversible?
Most people can go between 2g (6mm) – 00g (10mm) and expect their ears to revert back to a normal piercing, after a few months of healing. If you want don’t want stretched ears forever, be sure to stretch slowly and never skip sizes.
Should I shower with gauges in?
Maintaining Ear Gauges. Remove your jewelry when you shower. Once your piercings are fully healed (after 12 weeks), you should remove your jewelry when you shower. This is the most effective way to clean both your piercings and your jewelry.
Can I take my gauges out?
You can choose to remove your jewelry completely, or revert back to smaller and smaller gauges until you reach the original piercing size. Just remember, it took a long time to stretch them, so it will also take a long time for them to revert back.
What do ear gauges symbolize?
History has shown us that ear stretching was initially used to show that an individual belonged to a group or a tribe. It was accepted by the group and they were marked as being “one of us”. When someone did not have stretched ears they were considered to be an outsider or someone who did not belong to the tribe.
Is 00g the point of no return?
Most professionals would say that size 0g (8mm) to 00g (10mm) is the absolute point of no return. But, to be on the safe side most would recommend staying under 2g because at this point most people can shrink their ears back.
Can 0g go back normal?
Most likely. Usually it will go back if stretched properly from about 0g/00g. Anywhere after that is not likely to close.
Can you join the military with gauges?
Soldiers are prohibited from willfully mutilating the body or any body parts in any manner, including tongue bifurcation (splitting of the tongue), or ear gauging (enlarging holes in the ear lobes greater than 1.6 mm). However, pony tails are now allowed for female Soldiers during physical fitness training.