Before you move on to the next stretch, it’s best to wait for at least a month between stretches but ideally you should wait for 6-8 weeks. The main rule here is the longer you wait between the stretches, the healthier your lobes will remain and the more viable they will be for the bigger gauges.
How long to wait between ear stretches?
- Because of the fact that everyone’s body reacts differently, this answer varies. 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.
- 1 How long should I wait between ear stretcher?
- 2 Can you stretch your ears every 2 weeks?
- 3 How often can I stretch my ears?
- 4 Is it bad to stretch your ears every week?
- 5 How long does it take to stretch your ears to 00?
- 6 How do I know when my ears are ready to stretch?
- 7 How long after stretching can I wear silicone?
- 8 How do you start stretching your ears with tapers?
- 9 Do you leave tapers in your ear?
- 10 Do gauges shrink back to normal size?
- 11 Why do gauged ears smell?
- 12 Can you sleep with gauges in your ears?
- 13 What are ear spacers?
- 14 Is 0g to 00g a big jump?
How long should I wait between ear stretcher?
It’s highly recommended to wait at least a full month between each stretch and to never skip sizes, so your ears will have minimal chances for long term damage. Also, the slower you go the thicker and healthier your ears will be in the long run (which is important if you plan on going to a large size).
Can you stretch your 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.
How often can I stretch my 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.
Is it bad to stretch your ears every week?
It’s highly recommended to wait at least a full month between each stretch and to never skip sizes so your ears will have minimal chances for long term problems. Also the slower you go, the thicker and healthier your ears will be in the long run (which is really important if you plan on going to a large size).
How long does it take to stretch your ears to 00?
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 do I know when my ears are ready to stretch?
First, apply 3-5 drops of oil to the front and back of your piercing and gently slide the stretching taper in until you experience mild discomfort. If your skin turns white around the taper, back the taper up slightly – a white ring of skin is a sign that you’re stretching too fast!
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.
How do you start stretching your ears with tapers?
Begin pushing the taper through the hole, inserting the thinner side into the piercing first. Go slowly. If you experience any discomfort, you’ve done too much. Put your plug in at the thicker end of the taper so you can insert it into the stretched piercing immediately.
Do you leave tapers in your ear?
They are only for wearing in healed stretches as jewelry because they are porous and can carry too much bacteria. In general, tapers are only recommended for wearing in smaller gauges as jewelry. Large gauge tapers will pull the ear unevenly because of the heavy side of the taper.
Do gauges shrink back to normal size?
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.
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.
Can you sleep with gauges in your ears?
It keeps the skin from drying out and cracking. I recommend you sleep with your plugs in your ears. Sleeping without them can cause irritation, dryness, and cracking.
What are ear spacers?
What are ear spacers? Ear spacers are cylindrical pieces of jewellery that fit snugly into larger diameter body piercings. Fake spacer earrings refer to traditional piercings that only imitate the look of smaller sized ear spacers.
Is 0g to 00g a big jump?
The half size between 0g and 00g is 9mm and is occasionally called 00g. Forcing a stretch too big or too soon will result in a ripped ear lobe. Even if the lobe is not visibly bleeding, micro-tears on the inside of the lobe occur.