Pierced June '15, I had been wearing 6 ga. x 16mm dia. SS screwball rings which I had installed myself from the original 8 ga. for several months. Constant itching and minor swelling and redness has been so consistent that I wondered if my lobes might be allergic to the inexpensive stainless rings. (Atho no such problems at my PA and nips.) Just from curiosity I had my piercer install 4 ga. acrylic CBR's, yesterday. Apparently, I was ready for the stretch because they went in with minimal discomort.
Yesterday I went to the studio to get my earlobes pierced.
I filled out all the paperwork and waited a few minutes.
The procediment was simple... He cleanned both earlobes and marked the holes with a marker. He needed to correct the right one a couple times as both holes were simetric, he said me to see in a mirror before to pierced. When I said all was ok he grab the right earlobe with an instrument like a pincers, he said me to breath in and introduced the needle in, then said me to breath out and he finished to push the needle all the way out.
During the past year, I have got a few piercings. (PA, then nips, then lobes, and last septum). None have been at all troublesome, but questions arise. My lobes were pierced with the 10 ga. (UK) needle, and 8 ga. (US) circular barbells installed on 1 June '15. I love them, and never planned to stretch them. My piercer feels that the weight of 8 ga x 1/2" jewelry may be excessive until healing is complete.
ok so i had my lobe pierced over 20 years ago, about 2 weeks ago i had it stretched to a 10g, my ear is fine no soreness swelling or crusties.
when should i try to go up a size. i would like to get to 2g or 4g but am a little worried on when the right time is to stretch, i have read other post an people say that i will know when the time is right but im still unsure is 2 weeks to quick, or does it all depend on the persons healing time.
any help or advice would be great
I had planned on my upcoming bridge piercing being my first not hidden by my clothes, but some trouble in scheduling my eye exam set that back a while. So while I was out and about, I passed by the shop that does my piercings. I got the thought in my head that while I'm waiting on glasses, I could stop in and get my lobes done first.
I didn't want anything too big, just looking for 10g to 8g so I could wear some nice CBR's or CBB's. When I went in to ask about it, plugs got brought up, and I decided to run with them on the spot.
I pierced my left ear my self long time a go. I had a very tiny diamond that i used to wear. I saw the guy who did my tatts with a 4 ga ring on his and i loved it so i went ahead and started stretching my ear lobe and today i got a zero Gauge stainless steel bullet inside helf by two of those rubber rings and i love it the way it came out
Decided I was tired of being a wimp with my tiny gold wire circles. I'm now wearing more properly-sized 8mm "faux tunnels" and, outside of work, large [black or gold] huggie earrings.
I haven't gauged yet. I can still take them out and pretend I'm "normal." Despite my wife's and other's ridicule, having started on this piercing adventure [which has included a PA and nipple rings], I can't turn back, no matter what she or anyone else says.
Let freedom [ear]ring[s]!
I have had a PA and nipple rings for nearly a year but it has taken me until now to go visible with piercings. I have had simple hoops placed in my ears but, believe me, the visible piercings will cause consternation in my very conservative workplace. I am, however, at a point in my life when I've decided, "F**K it, if they don't accept it."
My experience with stretchings in the lobe is not as wide but the little that has been on personal experience hehe, increase my lobe was not very hard all was a year ago when I decided them myself, I started with 14 g slowly using of a maguey thorn as they are known in Mexico was increased until finally I could put a taper from there on out was the work of several nights, now I have a slightly larger extent of 00 and even though I've been increasing get me thinking a little weight since I have a plug of jade that is too big!
i recently streached my ear to a 2mm and, though its not very big, i thought it was a tiny bit sore when i put it through but after that its fine and looks really cool im going to go to aabout a 10mm. i would definatly recomend streaching to anyone