Many piercers agree that you shouldn’t go beyond 2G or 0G for the best chances of your ears going back to normal. If it’s very important to you that your ears go back to normal, then you should probably stick to even smaller gauges, since healing at those sizes still isn’t guaranteed.
- 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.
- 1 What size should I stop stretching?
- 2 What size ear gauge is the point of no return?
- 3 When should I stretch my ears to the next size?
- 4 What the biggest size you can stretch your ears and still close up?
- 5 Can I start stretching my ears at 12g?
- 6 How do you know when to stop gauging your ears?
- 7 Can I skip a gauge size?
- 8 Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
- 9 Will size 0 gauges close?
- 10 What size gauge is between 0 and 00?
- 11 What size comes after 00 gauges?
- 12 What is the difference between 14G and 16G?
- 13 What gauge is the smallest?
- 14 Does 00g shrink back?
What size should I stop stretching?
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.
What size ear gauge is the point of no return?
In North America, most stretching methods go up by a single even-sized gauge increment at a time. 0g (8 mm), is generally considered to be “the point of no return”: a hole larger than this size will rarely close to a standard piercing size.
When should I stretch my ears to the next size?
Ear stretching can be done as soon as you want. The only real condition is that you need to have a completely healed piercing before you start. It’s best to wait up to 6 months (sometimes longer) to make sure it’s fully healed and you’ll be able to stretch evenly.
What the biggest size you can stretch 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 start stretching my ears at 12g?
If your ears were pierced at 14g, you will stretch to 12g. It would be safe to start your stretching at 16g for either 18g or 20g piercings. Once you know what you size you are going to stretch to, you need to gather the right supplies to prepare for your first stretch.
How do you know when to stop gauging your ears?
For the health of your lobes, and to avoid tears while stretching, you should only stretch one gauge at a time, and you should wait at least 6 weeks between each stretch, but many piercers recommend waiting 2 – 3 months for the safest results.
Can I skip a gauge size?
Can I skip a size to speed the process up? No! Skipping gauge sizes is never a good idea. Doing so increases the chances that you will cause permanent damage to your ears and may even mean that you have to stop the process of ear stretching altogether as a result.
Can I stretch my 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.
Will size 0 gauges close?
Some people see their ears close at 0g, but it’s not guaranteed. It also depends on how you treated your ears during, after, and between each stretch. Skipping sizes, not waiting long enough between sizing up, and not cleaning and moisturizing your ears can all decrease your chances of them ever closing properly.
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.
What size comes after 00 gauges?
Answer: After 00g, you run out of gauge sizes, so you would use fractions of an inch instead. The next size after 00g is 7/16″.
What is the difference between 14G and 16G?
The difference between a 14G and 16G industrial barbell is a matter of. 013 inches, making them only slightly different. Consider your jewelry preferences and the types of barbells you’d like to wear in your new piercing when deciding which gauge to go choose.
What gauge is the smallest?
The sizes range from millimeter measurements to inch measurements. The smallest gauge, 20, measures 0.88 millimeters or 1/32 inch.
Does 00g shrink back?
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.