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"How long does it take for your stretched ears to close?"
I was at a 4 gauge, they shrunk down in one day to a 10 gauge, now a week later I'm probably at a 12 gauge but I don't think they're gonna go down much more than that but that's the price to pay for stretching. Each body is different but there's a certain point they will stop shrinking without surgery
I got to a 2 gauge and 4 years later it's still not back to normal but it's not gaping either, hoops work, and studs will still go through the holes though.
My stretched ears are at 11/16 inch. If I have a naked day I'll shrink to a size depending on the weather. After my kidney transplant 2 years ago I went a month without jewelry in and my stretched ears shrank down to between 7/16 inch -1/2 inch. I've been stretching since 2006
Depends, I think each person is different. My stretched ears were at 5/8 inch and I haven’t worn anything for almost two years, and I’m down to a 00 gauge. So my stretched ears will not close.
My stretched ears were a 00 gauge. I took them out for about 5 years. I just put different plugs in for the first time a couple of weeks back and now am a 2 gauge. So in my honest opinion, it depends on how long you had them stretched and also the size but I will most likely never shrink back to just regular post size earrings.
They don’t close. They will never look normal again. Just get that out of your head right now.
I never ripped when stretching my lobes. My stretched ear got up to 9/16" and I stopped wearing them at lockdown (March 2020) they are now 3/8" - now I can wear some of my favorite ones from when I was smaller.
I stretched my ears to a 0 gauge. When I took out my jewelry and my ears closed a lot seemingly overnight. I gave up on stretching them after that. They aren't fully closed, but I can wear regular earrings without much trouble. Some hoops will spin all the way through. I miss my stretched ears, but they didn't like it I guess.
My lobes are at 1.5 inch (38mm) and I can leave them out for like two days and they are still the same size. Any longer and they would shrink more. However, I have no intention of doing that. My girlfriend was also the same size as me but screwed up her lobes somehow, so they shrank back down to maybe slightly smaller than 5/8 inch gauge.
I took out my 00 gauge 7 or 8 years ago and they only shrunk to a 2 gauge. They aren't going to get any smaller though.
They never go back I was a zero gauge it's prob half the size now it's been like 5 years
Mine were gauged to a 0 gauge and after 8 years of putting nothing in them, I can still fit a 0 gauge in them. So they don’t if you went big enough. You’d have to get them sutured back together.
I'm at an inch and can usually go a few days before they start to shrink. They'll never completely close.
I’ve stretched and reclosed my stretched ears 5 times in the course of 2 years. I keep losing plugs. It takes my ears one full month to completely close down to a 10 gauge /12 gauge that’s the smallest they get. The biggest they were stretched was a 00 gauge. I kept them that size for a year. Hopefully will stretch back to 00g soon.
Depends on how you stretched, skin elasticity, and a bunch of other stuff. I was at 7/16 inch and my stretched ears shrunk in almost a year back down to what I think is 18 gauge. You can barely tell they were stretched
I was at a 0 gauge years ago, for a few years. Took them out and within a few months, I was able to wear normal earrings. You can’t even tell I stretched at all. Prior to that, sometimes I’d have trouble putting regular studs in. I haven’t had issues since stretching and shrinking.
I had my stretched ears at zero gauge and have had them out for 2 years. They are only at a 12 gauge so I don’t think they will ever close fully and I can’t decide if I want to go back to stretched ears or not.