Can I wear plugs in my stretched ears in the shower?
March 3, 2023 / by Alex Peace
We always recommend our customers to go and see a professional especially when you are first starting to stretch your ears. While stretching your ears is a relatively simple process, it’s important to visit a professional piercer to ensure the process is done safely. The beginning stages are actually the most important part of stretching your ears. Even how you originally pierced your ears will come into play on how your ears will stretch. A professional will be able to help guide you for proper stretching. Here are just a few reasons why you should visit a professional to stretch your ears.
The most important reason to visit a professional to stretch your ears is safety. DIY ear stretching comes with risks, including infection, blowouts, and other health issues. Professional piercers are trained to stretch ears safely and correctly. They know how to properly insert the jewelry and how to stretch the lobe properly to prevent tearing. They also use sterile equipment and make sure that the area is properly disinfected before and after the procedure. This helps reduce the risk of infection and other complications.
Knowledge and Experience
Listen. I know you know everything. And you can just use Google. But you really should be stretching your ear one on one with a professional. Another reason to visit a professional piercer is for their knowledge and experience. Professional piercers are well-versed in the process of ear stretching and know how to safely stretch the ear to the desired size. They can see the elasticity of your ears to see if you are able to jump a size (We do not recommend doing this without a professional). They also know how to select the proper jewelry for your ears. They can recommend the correct size and gauge of jewelry to ensure that your ears stay healthy and don’t tear or stretch too quickly.
Double Flare Howlite Plugs (Pair)
Elegant Black Heart Plugs (Pair)
Red Glass Single Flare Plugs (Pair)
Professional piercers also use the correct technique when stretching your ears. They know the right amount of force to apply to the lobe to ensure that it stretches correctly and safely. They have been using their methods for years so they know if your ear is ready to stretch. This is a learned skill that takes time prefect. It is also important to find a professional that has years of experience. Do not use the kid in the mall or your best friend. With the professionals correct technique you will reduce the risk of tearing and makes it easier for the lobe to stretch over time.
Another important reason to visit a professional piercer is for proper aftercare instructions. Professional piercers know how to properly care for stretched ears to reduce the risk of infection and other complications. They can also provide advice on what to do if your ears become infected. They can offer you proper material to wear in your freshly stretched ears as well as anything to help with inflammation.
Bottom line. There are multiple reasons to go see a professional to stretch your ears. If you are worried about the cost. It is better to pay now at the beginning of your stretch than the medical costs that might happen if your ear become infected or a blowout happens. So go see a professional :)