When it comes to ear stretching, many people often wonder what gauge size to start off stretching their ears. Ear stretching is a popular body modification that involves gradually increasing the size of piercings in the earlobes. It is important to understand that ear stretching should be done gradually over time, and it's important to start off with the right gauge size.
Before you begin stretching your ears, you should make sure that your earlobes are fully healed from any previous piercings. If your ears are not completely healed, you should wait until they are before starting the ear stretching process. It’s also important to understand that different people have different sizes of earlobes, so the size you start with may not be the same as someone else’s.
Generally speaking, the best size to start your ear stretching journey is with a 16 gauge (1.2mm) or 18 gauge (1.0mm) plugs. This size is considered to be the smallest and safest size to start with, as it will allow your earlobes to stretch gradually and safely. If you’re just starting out, you should also consider starting with a taper or plug that is one size larger than the gauge you’re starting with. This will help to ease the stretching process and make it less painful. For more information on ear tapers click here Ear Tapers
Ear Stretching Stainless Steel Kit
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When it comes to stretching your ears, it’s important to take it slow and not rush the process. It’s recommended to wait at least a few weeks before increasing the gauge size of your plugs. This will allow your earlobes to adjust to the new gauge size and heal properly. Once your earlobes have healed, you can then move up to the next ear gauge size. It’s also important to remember to use only quality jewelry when stretching your ears, as lower quality jewelry can cause irritation and infection. We recommend using stainless steel as the material while stretching.
It’s also important to remember that everyone’s body is different, and the gauge size you start with may not be the same as someone else’s. If you’re not sure what size to start with, it’s best to consult with a professional body piercer to get advice on the best size for you.
The size you start with when stretching your ears will depend on your individual body and the size of your earlobes. It’s important to start off with a smaller gauge and work your way up gradually as your earlobes adjust and heal. It’s also important to use quality jewelry and take your time when stretching your ears.