Anyone here stretch their ears?

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    d2mini VIP Member

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    I have tattoos but not pierced anywhere.
    I like the look of the very small ear stretching inserts, with a hole about the size of ink refill in a bic pen. So subtle... not those huge, blowing in the wind, dangling holes.
    Was wondering if you have to use those tapered stretchers or if you can just buy the next size plug each time your ear is healed and ready to go bigger?
     
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    Be a man and go "Prince Albert"! :shock:

    I think you buy the next size plug, gradually working your way up to the desired gauge.
     
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    yep, just slowly work your way up the gages
     
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    I do! 9/16" of an inch! I love them. The last jump really hurt, though.
     
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    They make yer ears stinky tho...ive always kinda wanted to do it. My ex had hers done.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    This is one of the body mods that I don't get.
     
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    my ears ar 12gage atm they got peirceed like that a a tatoo place, that would be a good place to start give a month to heal then start going bigger with tapered gages (the ones that look like spike) till you get what you want about every 2 weeks. keep in mind only go as big as you want because after a point you need to get surgary to get it closed back up and it dosent make your ears look good.
     
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    +1 Ryan.
     
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    See how small this orange one is? That's all I'd want.
    But what I would want to avoid is having to walk around with those tapered spikes. So that's why I was wondering if I can just get a new set of plugs each time.

    BTW, we've been through the like/dislike thing in the tattoo thread. I'd like to avoid that please. Just looking for some info.

    [​IMG]
     
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    edit, missed your request dennis :)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hello and welcome to Living Reefs! It appears you are new here. Please, enjoy your stay, and all the complimentary judgment that comes along with it! I just have one word of advice for you, newbie: whatever you decide to do with your ears, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT attempt to frag a sponge. ;)
     
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    lol that looks like its about a 6 gage or so you can get it done at a tatto shop they stick a piercing needle in and then stick in the plug. you can get a plug but id really recomend getting somthing like a horseshoe to start out with if you dont like the spike like this http://www.avalonjewelry.com/store/images/Body%20Jewelry/Hoops/Horse%20Shoes/HS%2012g%20ball&spike.jpg it will be a lot easyer to clean and you wont have to take them out to clean your ears (it can be hard to get fresh gages back in if you take them out)

    to clean them just rub hand soap on the ear ring and work it back and forth in your ear say b4 you take a shower (for the first week you will have to do this maby 3 times a day because a lot of crust will form on the earing)

    gages can take a long time to heal i wouldent try to swap to a plug untill its healed up prolly 1 month. here is what a 6 gage piercing needle looks like http://www.crazyneedletat2.net/v/vspfiles/photos/6G-1.jpg

    if you have anymore questions let me know
     
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    I love the industrial!!

    And if you want one the size of a bic refill they should be able to pierce it that big from the get-go.
    This is my absolutely FAVORITE site for all my piercing needs...
    http://bodyartforms.com/
    They sell the tapers, too. When I stretched mine, I used the taper and they put the next size plug in... I didn't leave the taper in to stretch it.
     
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    Party pooper! :grumble:
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    You have piercing needs? :shock:
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Haha. That I do! Gotta get good jewelry somewhere!
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    LOL, well do tell, do tell!
     
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    I wasn't cutting you down at all Dennis, I hope you didn't take it that way.

    You can get the tapered guagers in the horseshoe shape as well.
     
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    This is Brandon my ex employee. He had gauges. It's a look I've always liked. Well maybe not as BIG as Brandon's!!! :mrgreen: but I like the size you're talking about Dennis. Brandon did tell me he wished he hadn't have taken so big.
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