How do you stretch a stubborn ear?
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.
What is the smallest ear stretching size?
A standard ear piercing is 20g or 18g so the smallest gauge size is 20g. Gauge sizes are always even numbers and the smaller the number the bigger the earring, so from 18g the next size up would be 16g. It would then go from there to 14g, then 12g, then 10g etc. When you get to 0 the next one up would be 00g.
Is coconut oil good for stretched ears?
Massage your earlobes at least once a day with coconut oil, jojoba oil, or another safe oil to keep it moisturized and promote healing. Wait at least 6 weeks between gauges, but keep an eye on your piercing.
How long does it take to stretch ears?
That said, you’ll be looking at a few months, usually around 4 months for smaller gauges, all the way up to a year or two for larger gauges. Note: Whilst there is a common ‘point of no return size’ for ear stretching, every ear is different and some may not close at all after a certain size.
How long should I wait between stretching ears?
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 do you know what the ear stretching sizes mean?
Intro to ear stretching Sizes So, how do you know what the ear stretching sizes mean? There are three different measurements that you are going to see when it comes to ear stretching sizes, millimetres (mm), inches (“), and gauge (g).
What happens when you stretch your ear out?
After stretching your ear will probably be slightly inflamed and may sting a little, but as I said before – THERE SHOULD BE NO BLOOD. If your ear does bleed, it means that you have done some tissue damage and it’s best to take the taper out and to let the ear heal completely before you begin stretching again.
How big should I stretch my ear piercings?
This is probably the first question that most people have when they begin stretching. After making sure that your ears are fully healed from the initial piercing, you can start stretching at a 16 gauge. Most regular piercings are at 18 gauge. You’ll only want to go one size bigger during each stretch.
How big should your taper be for ear stretching?
Most people tend to start stretching up to 2mm, so start with a taper that is 1.6mm at the narrowest end and 2mm at the widest point. 4. Don’t take it too quickly!