Ear Stretching Guide

WARNING

If you choose to stretch your ears make sure you do it in a safe and sanitary matter.  When you begin stretching your ears, you are opening a wound on your body.  If it is not treated properly, infection may occur.  You may also find that you experience an allergic reaction to certain materials.  If any sign of infection or allergic reaction occurs, consult a doctor and stop using the ear stretching method.  

Take your time while stretching your ears.  Stretching too fast may cause damage that could blow out your ear and require plastic surgery.  Consulting a professional is advised.  Please do not assume to know what you are doing without researching first.  

Take it slow!  The best way to safely and successfully stretch your ears is by being patient.  Stretching your ears too fast can potentially result in damage of your ear and may require surgery.  

 

METHODS OF STRETCHING YOUR EARS

 

TEFLON TAPE EAR STRETCHING

The use of Teflon tape is pretty simple.  Start the process by adding a thin layer of tape to your existing post and reinsert the post back into your ear.  The stretched hole will slowly become larger.  This is a very safe way unless you are allergic to Teflon.

EAR TAPERING

The ear taper is a conical rod that is lubricated and pushed through the fistula until the widest part of the ear taper is level with the skin surrounding the piercing. 

DEAD STRETCHING EARS

This is simply pushing a larger ear plug through the fistula when it is a smaller diameter.  This approach should be used with caution.  Make sure your plug is properly lubricated.  Never force the plug into the ear.  It should go in easily.

EAR WEIGHTS

This technique has been passed down through generations.  A heavier object is used in the ear hole, which will begin to stretch due to the weight.  If there is too much weight, the ear does not stretch uniformly.  More modern weighted hangers such as lighter wood or other organic materials will potentially give your ear a proper stretch.

EAR SCALPELLING

Sometimes scar tissue or thin tissue will make it harder for your ear to continue to stretch.  For instance, if someone has two separate holes in their ear the tissue in between may become rigid.  In this case it might be easier to use a scalpel and combine the two holes into one.

DERMAL PUNCH

A circular razor is pushed through and twisted through the skin of the ear.  The size of the blade may vary.  A glass plug is often placed in the ear to keep the ear stretched.  Do not attempt this without professional help.

SILICONE PLUGS

Silicone Plugs are soft and easily placed into the stretched ears.  Once in the ear they tend to expand and stretch the earlobe.  The downside of silicone is it’s porous surface.  It is more prone to bacteria and adding the risk of infection if it is not properly treated and taken care of. So be cautious if attempting this method.