It is recommended that you wait at least 6 weeks in between stretches. This will give your earlobes time to heal up and become a little loose. However, we recommend that you wait 2-6 months between each stretch.
- You should never attempt a new stretch again though until your ears are completely healed from the previous one; one to two months is a good rule of thumb. Many people find this waiting period to be annoying as they want to be at ‘x’ gauge as soon as possible.
- 1 How long does it take to stretch your ears to a 2 gauge?
- 2 How long should I wait between gauge sizes?
- 3 How fast do ear gauges close up?
- 4 How big can you gauge your ears and still close up?
- 5 Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
- 6 What size gauges go back to normal?
- 7 Does stretching your ears hurt the first time?
- 8 How long after stretching can I wear silicone?
- 9 Can stretched ears go back to normal?
- 10 Do gauges ever stop smelling?
- 11 Do gauges ruin your ears?
- 12 What size gauge will shrink back?
How long does it take to stretch your ears to a 2 gauge?
6g to 4g – 3-4 months. 4g to 2g – 3-4 months. 2g to 0g – 4-5 months. 0g to 00g – 4-6 months.
How long should I wait between gauge sizes?
It’s usually recommended that you go up one gauge at a time (expressed in measurements of 2) when moving to a larger piece of jewelry to avoid developing a blowout. Many people also recommend waiting 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. The amount of time you need to wait may increase as your jewelry becomes larger.
How fast do ear gauges close up?
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.
How big can you gauge your ears and still close up?
What size can I stretch up to without permanent damage? There are a lot of different opinions on this topic, but the majority of professionals in the body modification industry recommend never going any larger than 2 – 0 gauge if you want your ears to totally close up where you can’t see through them.
Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
You should never attempt a new stretch again though until your ears are completely healed from the previous one; one to two months is a good rule of thumb. Many people find this waiting period to be annoying as they want to be at ‘x’ gauge as soon as possible.
What size gauges go back to normal?
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.
Does stretching your ears hurt the first time?
The process of stretching your ears is uncomfortable and will cause discomfort although there are ways to minimize pain. We recommend that you stretch slowly and give your ears time to heal before going up to the next size. Moving too fast while stretching is a big driver of pain.
How long after stretching can I wear silicone?
Stretch with surgical stainless steel or glass, then insert silicone tunnels when the stretch is fully healed. Healing after a stretch usually takes one to two weeks. Never insert jewelry into your body that another person has worn, no matter how well you know the person or how clean the jewelry seems.
Can stretched ears go back to normal?
If you stretch your lobe to 00g or smaller, you are a much better candidate for your ear going back to “normal”. If you stretched your ear a year ago or a few months ago, your ear has a much better chance of shrinking back to its original size than if it has been stretched and fully healed for several years.
Do gauges ever stop smelling?
When you get to your desired ear gauge you will notice less of an odor. The other part of the smell is the plug itself. The skin cells and sebum can also be collected on the actual plug. This is also easily solved by keeping your plugs clean.
Do gauges ruin your ears?
Once you reach a certain point, ear gauging leaves permanent results. So, if you ever want to remove the gauges from your ears, you will be left with a big hole that can only be reversed with surgery. By working with a professional, your chances for closing gauged ears without surgery is greater.
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.