Interested in Stretching Your Ears? Here’s How to Do It Safely
For those who love ear gauges and have a desire to stretch the holes of their ears in order to wear a gauge, there are good ways and bad ways to go about it. Choosing to do it the wrong way can severely injure your ear and have painful consequences. Instead, you should gauge your ear according to this guide.
1. Pierce Your Ears
The first step that you need to take is to have your ears pierced. This should be done at a professional’s office. They can ensure that the piercing is done as painlessly as possible while limiting the risk of infection. Since you’re going to be stretching your ears, this first step has to be done professionally to limit the amount of damage and infection that occurs during the stretching process. You should also wait at least 6 weeks after getting pierced before you start to stretch your ears. This gives the holes a chance to heal.
2. Get Ear Stretching Jewelry
The next step is to start the stretching process. You’ll want ear stretching jewelry, and many professionals recommend starting out with 20-gauge jewelry. Keep in mind that the smaller the gauge number, the larger the hole will be. Most professional piercers will not do anything bigger than a 14 because this can end up tearing the ear. Over time, you can replace your 20-gauge jewelry with a larger gauge and slowly start working the hole open more and more.
3. Use Oils
To help the stretching process along, you can use oils like coconut oil or jojoba oil. This keeps the area lubed up and more prone to easy stretching. Petroleum should be avoided because it can clog the piercing.
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