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. It may take longer based on your own healing process.
How long should you wait to stretch your ears?
- Most professionals recommend you wait at least a month between stretches. At larger sizes, you should wait at least two or three months, since the jump between sizes get bigger as you go up.
- 1 How often can I stretch my ears?
- 2 Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
- 3 How long should I wait between ear stretches?
- 4 Is it bad to stretch your ears every week?
- 5 Should my ears hurt after stretching?
- 6 Can you wear tapers as gauges?
- 7 What size gauge is between 0 and 00?
- 8 How long after stretching can I wear silicone?
- 9 How do you make sizing up gauges less painful?
- 10 Can stretched ears go back to normal?
- 11 What are ear spacers?
- 12 How long does it take for 2g gauges to close?
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.
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 long should I wait between ear stretches?
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.
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 damage.
Should my ears hurt after stretching?
Stretching your ear safely shouldn’t cause sharp pain or bleeding. These are signs that you’re trying to stretch your ears too quickly.
Can you wear tapers as gauges?
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.
What size gauge is between 0 and 00?
To avoid damaging the ear lobe, it is necessary to use “half sizes” to keep the stretches at one millimeter increments. The half size between 2g and 0g is 7mm, also known as 1g. The half size between 0g and 00g is 9mm and is occasionally called 00g.
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 make sizing up gauges less painful?
Oil massages are the best way to maintain healthy stretched ears. They break down scar tissues that were created by the piercing or built up during the stretching process. This should only be done when there are no open wounds or irritation. You could use Emu, Vitamin E, Jojoba, or Bio oil.
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.
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.
How long does it take for 2g gauges to close?
Keep in mind though that everyone’s anatomy is different, but the majority of people will be able to take their plugs out at 2 -0 gauge and your lobes will look normal after a 2 – 3 months of closing up. There are also other factors that will affect the permanency of your size.