I get a lot of, “Why did you do that?” Or, “That looks painful. I could never do it.”
I've been flat out called disgusting, dirty, etc on multiple occasions - my ears aren't even that stretched! I just upped to 1/2" after five years. Obviously, I don't particularly care what anyone thinks of my aesthetic choices; I'm considering nudging up just a teensy bit more... Lol
Customer: “Does your husband even like those?”
Me: “Sir, my husband’s lobes are twice the size of mine”
I’m a Nurse- in a nursing home.. so I get a lot of questions, and a lot of “you have a hole in your ear..” comments.. now and then I get “you could be so pretty if you didn’t have those THINGS in your ears”.. but I’ve had my gauges for 23 years- I’m used to it.
I did have friends try to convince me not to stretch my ears when I told them I was thinking about doing it. They told me it was "weird" and I was too pretty to do that to my ears. *eye roll*
A friend's daughter told me she thinks people with stretched ears are disgusting. I also had another friend notice them when they were a size 2G and said "oh God, please tell me you're not making them bigger, that is so awful when people have big holes in their ears" (I have proudly gone bigger - I'm a 0 now and have plans to stretch to 00 in the next few weeks.
I don't let it get me down, people can be really rude. They're just insecure about something in their own lives and look to project that onto others. Stretched ears are beautiful, some people just can't handle style out of the "norm".
I work in a pharmacy, so of course, we get alot of older folks. I get alot of stares and I get asked to take them out to see if it's real.
I did get asked if I thought that I was being a good role model for my kids.