- Skipping sizes or stretching when your ear aren’t healed can cause a lot of problems. You can easily tear your ears. This can introduce infection, pain and bleeding, as well as hurt the elasticity in your ears. When you stretch your ears too quickly, you really aren’t stretching your ears, but tearing your skin.
- 1 Is it bad to immediately stretch ears up to the next size?
- 2 What size do you start with when stretching your ears?
- 3 What should you not do when stretching your ears?
- 4 What happens if you stretch ears too fast?
- 5 Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
- 6 How big can I stretch my ears before its irreversible?
- 7 Is 0g to 00g a big jump?
- 8 Can you wear tapers as gauges?
- 9 What size gauge will shrink back?
- 10 Do stretched ears go back to normal?
- 11 How long does it take for stretched ears to close?
- 12 Why do gauges smell?
- 13 How long after stretching can I wear silicone?
- 14 Why are my stretched ears crusting?
Is it bad to immediately stretch ears up to the next size?
Stretching too quickly can tear your ear tissue in half or cause earlobe skin to detach and hang from your head. Stretching too quickly or not taking care of your ear may also result in an infection. Here are some infection symptoms to watch out for: painful redness or swelling.
What size do you start with when stretching your ears?
When you start stretching your ears, you will most commonly get a 14 gauge piercing size. Once you decide on stretching you’ll then increase to a size 12 gauge (2mm) taper. If you’ve had pierced ears for some time you may find that you’ve already stretched your ears slightly.
What should you not do when stretching your ears?
Stretching with weights Weighted jewelry should only be used on fully healed, stretched piercings. Wearing weights for too long could result in the thinning of your lobes, and introduce uneven stretching due to concentrated pressure on one area of the lobe.
What happens if you stretch ears too fast?
A “blow out” happens when you stretch your ear too fast and scar tissue builds up in the hole. This can result in permanent scarring. Stretching too quickly can tear your ear tissue in half or cause earlobe skin to detach and hang from your head.
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 big can I stretch my ears before its irreversible?
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.
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.
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 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.
Do 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.
How long does it take for stretched ears to close?
Try Without Surgery First 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.
Why do gauges smell?
The reason your ear gauges smell bad is because they’re sitting in your ear. Your skin sheds almost every hour on the hour and all of those dead skin cells are left sitting on the gauge. Thus the stinky smell. To prevent this, a strict cleaning regiment is needed.
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.
Why are my stretched ears crusting?
Crusting after body piercing is perfectly normal —this is just the result of your body trying to heal itself. 1 Dead blood cells and plasma make their way to the surface and then dry when exposed to air. While perfectly normal, these crusties do need to be cleaned carefully and thoroughly whenever you notice them.