- How do you start stretching your ears?Soak your earlobes at least twice a day in warm, clean water with about 1/4 teaspoon of salt for every cup of water. Massage your earlobes at least once a day with coconut oil, jojoba oil, or another safe oil to prevent scar tissue formation. Wait at least 6 weeks between gauges.
- 1 Can I stretch my ears by myself?
- 2 Does stretching your ears hurt?
- 3 How long does it take to stretch ears?
- 4 Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
- 5 How do I stretch my ears without tapers?
- 6 Why do gauged ears smell?
- 7 What size should I start stretching my ears?
- 8 How can I safely stretch my ears?
- 9 How far can you stretch your ears before its irreversible?
- 10 Are stone plugs good for stretching?
- 11 How do you heal a blown out ear?
- 12 Can you stretch your ears with tunnels?
Can I stretch my ears by myself?
You can use jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, or any other lubricant oil. Put the lubricant on the taper and your earlobe and then slowly put the taper in. You should do this slowly and it shouldn’t be painful. You don’t need to rush through this process, but your ear should stretch pretty easily.
Does stretching your ears hurt?
Does ear stretching hurt? Ear stretching tends to tingle or sting but it shouldn’t hurt a lot. If your earlobe feels tight or you’re in pain after inserting the taper or plug, then the size is too big and you should opt for something smaller.
How long does it take to stretch ears?
Stretching your ears can take months or years, depending on how large you want them to be. During this time, your ear will be sensitive. However, they should never be painful or stressed. A good rule of thumb is to go up one gauge size every four to six weeks.
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.
How do I stretch my ears without tapers?
How to Stretch Ears Without Tapers
- 1 Wearing Heavier Plugs to Make Ears Bigger.
- 2 Adding Larger Jewelry to Stretch Your Gauge.
- 3 Adding PTFE Tape to Your Current Plugs.
Why do gauged ears smell?
Why does this happen? Your body secretes a substance called sebum, sebum is an oily secretion which helps your skin keep lubricated and keep it waterproof. The sebum mixes with the dead skin cells between your ear and the jewellery to make this unpleasant odour.
What size should I start stretching my ears?
For the majority of people, either 16 gauge or 14 gauge is a good starting point if you have only worn regular earrings. 16 gauge is a good starting point if you never wear earrings or if you have recently had them pierced and they are just healed up.
How can I safely stretch my ears?
To prepare your ears for stretching, apply a warm compress to the piercing for several minutes in order to ease up the tissue and make the stretch easier. Then, wash the area, rinse well and pat dry. Once you’re ready for the stretch, apply oil around the perimeter of your piercing.
How far 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.
Are stone plugs good for stretching?
Typically avoid glass or stone tunnels and stick with either a single flare or no flare plugs. Stone can also be used when stretching using the “dead stretching” technique since stone is generally a heavier material.
How do you heal a blown out ear?
- Downsize your gauge. If you’re starting to develop a blowout, drop down to a smaller size of jewelry.
- Rinse with a saline solution. You can clean your blowout three times a day by dunking your earlobe in a cup filled with a saline solution.
- Surgery and other removal techniques.
Can you stretch your ears with tunnels?
Weighted plugs or tunnels can stretch your ears quickly but usually do so at an uneven pace. Use ear weights for short-term stretching, but never wear them overnight. Replace them with unweighted plugs or tunnels after several hours to avoid damaging your ear.