We asked our customers "Do you have a story about any trouble you had when stretching your ears with ear tapers?"
We have given what we think is our best suggestion when stretching your ears with ear tapers, but let's hear what some of our customers are saying. Remember everyone has a different opinion on this subject. The best suggestion we have for everyone is to Stretch your ears with a professional.
I haven't had any problems with ear tapers but I only went up to a size 2 gauge. My ears are super sensitive so I don't think they will enjoy the jump to a 0 gauge.
No issue because I stopped using ear tapers, they're just not the best way to stretch. 8 gauge to 6 gauge started feeling like it was getting too big to taper, after 6 gauge, I only used tape or weights, once I hit 00g and up, heavy stone plugs were enough to get me to an inch over about 2 years.
Major rookie move. I slept freshly stretched with 0g steel ear tapers, woke up in slight discomfort but went to work with them anyway. Boy oh man, the weight + movement f***d them up good I had to leave early to go home and take them out, my left ear was so swollen and painful it took a good 30 minutes to work it out. Haven't used them since
I had used them when I was a teen and messed up my ears. Then I got a job at a piercing and tattoo shop and the piercer there explained that ear tapers are tools to fit in new jewelry when sizing up and should only be used by a professional. So I never used them again.
I had a hard time with stretching from 2 gauge to 0 gauge. I actually found a half-size steel ear taper that was a 1 gauge. & it made it so much easier. I always waited several months, sometimes even years before I went up sizes. Never skipped sizes or had too many problems. Other than being allergic to acrylics.
I haven't had any problem with ear tapers, I made it up to 7/16 with no issue.
Ear Tapers were always great for me. No real problems.