- 1 How long should I wait after stretching my ears?
- 2 How long after stretching ears can you change jewelry?
- 3 How long should I wait to stretch from 14g to 12g?
- 4 How long do you leave tapers in before putting plugs in?
- 5 Can I leave tapers in overnight?
- 6 What is a blowout ear?
- 7 What the biggest size you can stretch your ears and still close up?
- 8 Why can’t you use Vaseline to stretch your ears?
- 9 Can you sleep with silicone tunnels in?
- 10 Can I stretch from 18g to 14g?
- 11 Can I put a 14g in a 16g piercing?
- 12 Is 0g to 00g a big jump?
- 13 Can you put plugs in right after tapers?
- 14 Is it okay to leave tapers in?
How long should I wait after stretching my ears?
After each stretch is completely healed, give your ears at least two more weeks to heal before stretching again. If you stretch your ears using proper methods – wait long enough between sizes and never skip sizes, you should not have open wounds to care for.
How long after stretching ears can you change jewelry?
Be sure to wait until the ear is completely healed before trying again. If all seems to be going well with your new ear gauging then after 1-2 weeks you can begin changing your ear jewelry if you like (and why wouldn’t you, with so many great options to choose from?)
How long should I wait to stretch from 14g to 12g?
This is a good ear size chart to determine how long you should wait in between stretches: 16g to 14g – 1 month. 14g to 12g – 1 month. 12g to 10g – 1.5 months.
How long do you leave tapers in before putting plugs in?
How long do you leave tapers in before putting plugs in? Generally, you need to wait at least 3-4 months before gauging the fresh plug piercing, after it’s initially done. Then, you’ll have to take breaks of at least 1 month between other 1-sized stretches.
Can I leave tapers in overnight?
If it’s too tight, what you’ll do is tear the skin off the inside of your hole. This is painful and incredibly unpleasant and bloody. Repeat until you get the taper all the way in. Leave it for at least a couple of hours, ideally overnight.
What is a blowout ear?
A blowout is one of the most common complications of ear gauging. It’s a ring of scar tissue that forms behind the jewelry and gives the piercing the appearance of turning inside out. Blowouts usually occur from trying to stretch the hole too quickly. They often cause sharp pain and inflammation.
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.
Why can’t you use Vaseline to stretch your ears?
Why is it not recommended to use Vaseline? Vaseline is very thick. It will not allow your ears to breathe properly and there is the potential for a buildup of bacteria. Just make sure you clean your tapers and your ears on a daily basis so you don’t get an infection.
Can you sleep with silicone tunnels in?
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.
Can I stretch from 18g to 14g?
Recommended Taper Kits This is a great beginners kit— most normal piercings are at an 18g or 16g, so starting by stretching to 14g would be fine. (I know I say to never skip sizes, but the jump from 18g to 14g is really, really tiny. As you go up in gauge, the jump between sizes gets much bigger).
Can I put a 14g in a 16g piercing?
Most piercers will have a preference between 14 and 16g for industrial piercings and while having a 14g means you can swap out for 16g jewelry you cannot do it the other way around without pain. This piercing does not stretch well so it’s unusual to find industrial jewelry that is any bigger then 14g.
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 put plugs in right after tapers?
Wait for your ear piercing to fully heal (no swelling, discharge, itching, etc.). Put your plug in at the thicker end of the taper so you can insert it into the stretched piercing immediately. Insert your plug into the hole once the taper goes all the way through.
Is it okay to leave tapers in?
NEVER leave the taper in your ear for longer than 2 minutes following a fresh stretch. Some people like to wear tapers as jewelry, however, you must remember that each new stretch is equivalent to getting a fresh piercing. Tapers are larger on one side, meaning they distribute an uneven amount of weight on your lobes.