How To Stretch Your Ear
If you are wondering how to stretch your ear you should realize it is a time consuming process. You can not rush this one because rushing leads to bleeding which is never good. Think of this as a spiritual journey rather than a physical goal. Just because your best friend has a hole he can slide a Phillie Blunt through does not mean you need one that big too. Stretch, wait and ponder. You will know when to stop.
To stretch your ear, you will need:
- Rings one gauge size larger than your current piercing
- Non-scented antibacterial liquid soap
- Guidance. Before you start to stretch your ear, you should talk to the pros at a reputable piercing shop. They can show you some of the options you would use for stretching and guide you in the proper hygiene and aftercare. They also have gauge charts you can look at to familiarize yourself with the measurement system.
- Materials. When you are selecting jewelry to stretch your ear, you will not want to use anything organic like bone or wood. That material is porous and if you cut yourself you could get an infection. Choose material like surgical stainless steel, niobium, Teflon or titanium.
- Stab. If you already have pierced ears, you are good to go. If you do not, you will have to get them pierced and then wait an additional two month healing period.
- Stretch ring. Buy rings one gauge size larger than your piercing. For example, pierced ears are usually created with a twenty gauge needle. In this case, choose an eighteen gauge ring.
- Wash and stretch. Use the antibacterial liquid soap and wash your hands, jewelry and ears. Now insert the ring. If the going is tight, use a thin coat of antibacterial soap to help slip it in. Wear them until it is uncomfortable or time for sleep. Take at least two weeks between gauge sizes to allow for proper healing.
- Before you attempt to look more extreme than your freaky friend, you should be aware that any hole larger than twelve millimeters will not shrink back when it's time for job interviews. Only cosmetic surgery will seal a gap larger than that.