Gauges anyone?

March 25, 2009 @ 22:49:09 PM
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at 6 or 8 it is most likely going to shrink back.
March 25, 2009 @ 22:52:16 PM
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this the only gauge i keep



thats a shitty front grip, unless it folds forward like a pistol grip...haha just sayin.
March 25, 2009 @ 22:56:24 PM
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what is the logical step from a standard piercing 14 gauge?
March 25, 2009 @ 23:01:19 PM
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12g du
March 25, 2009 @ 23:29:53 PM
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at 6 or 8 it is most likely going to shrink back.


thanks a lot.

so right now im at 16g, im going to go buy the 14 sometime this week, what do you guys recommend that i should get if i stretching my ears? Right now im just using this:



But i understand that for these, the biggest they'll go will probably be a 14g or 12g...

i plan on getting something like this when i hit a 6g, but how would i put it on. From what i understand, after reading all the pages of this thread, trying to shove it in will be a bad idea...




thanks a lot for the help blushing
March 25, 2009 @ 23:35:30 PM
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I had zero's but I took em' out about a year ago.

I might stretch again though... tongueface
March 26, 2009 @ 00:47:54 AM
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i got my 10s in the mail todaysmokeyface
March 26, 2009 @ 07:59:17 AM
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My ears are pierced regular. How do I increase that tiny hole... to start using plugs?

Serious question. Do you start that small, then over time start using bigger plugs, piercings?
March 26, 2009 @ 10:39:11 AM
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I'm at 9/16" now blushing
March 26, 2009 @ 14:25:36 PM
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Im planning to gauge my ears, but i didnt want to read through all the pages of the thread. the lowest i think ill go will be 6 or 8. If i decide to take them out, will they go back to normal?


theyll go back down

6 & 8 are mad small though, if you get hooked (i did) youll want to keep going

i actually said the same thing you did lol. i might stop at 00...not too sure yet
March 26, 2009 @ 14:51:54 PM
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thanks a lot.

so right now im at 16g, im going to go buy the 14 sometime this week, what do you guys recommend that i should get if i stretching my ears? Right now im just using this:



But i understand that for these, the biggest they'll go will probably be a 14g or 12g...

i plan on getting something like this when i hit a 6g, but how would i put it on. From what i understand, after reading all the pages of this thread, trying to shove it in will be a bad idea...



thanks a lot for the help blushing


i have the same black ones^^^ u dont have to shove them in on the back of some of these they make them so that the flare can screw off so u just stick it in and screw the back on
March 26, 2009 @ 15:01:35 PM
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i just put in 10g last week .
March 26, 2009 @ 15:03:56 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
i have the same black ones^^^ u dont have to shove them in on the back of some of these they make them so that the flare can screw off so u just stick it in and screw the back on


okay thanks, but what should i be using when stretching my ears?
March 26, 2009 @ 15:05:37 PM
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okay thanks, but what should i be using when stretching my ears?


i used tapers. just dont OD like i did.
March 26, 2009 @ 15:13:30 PM
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yea man be careful with the tapers never skip a size NEVER. I did and it was the worst thing i tore my lobe like an idiot then got it infected and it had to take even longer to stretch again lol im currently at a 4g btw lol o and USE LUBE!
March 26, 2009 @ 15:31:12 PM
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use lube? So i should use lube when putting the taper inside my ear? no homo... So its not a good idea to use the tunnel to stretch my ear? Also how do you clean it so it doesnt smell haha
March 26, 2009 @ 15:36:47 PM
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get something like vitamin e oil, jojoba oil or emu oil and you can use it as lube/something to massage your ears with after you stretch to make it heal better and quicker. when you're going to use it as lube just dip the taper in 1/3rd of the length of the taper and then stretch.
March 26, 2009 @ 16:02:24 PM
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get something like vitamin e oil, jojoba oil or emu oil and you can use it as lube/something to massage your ears with after you stretch to make it heal better and quicker. when you're going to use it as lube just dip the taper in 1/3rd of the length of the taper and then stretch.


where do you buy those oils at?a supermarket?
March 26, 2009 @ 16:12:35 PM
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yea local drugstore supermarket anywhere rlly lol
March 26, 2009 @ 16:30:22 PM
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yeah i didn't feel like going around asking for weird obscure oils so i just went to a drug mart skin care aisle and found the vitamin e oil there. it was kind of expensive (like $15 CAD for a small bottle) but it's probably going to last me a long time since i don't need to use much.
March 26, 2009 @ 16:31:10 PM
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why do you guys recommend i use tapers as oppose to other things to stretch my ears? are they the best? and what material should i get for the tapers?
March 26, 2009 @ 16:33:16 PM
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i found 14g tapers on ebay for 5 bucks shipped. then i learned i didn't need them and wasted 5 bucks so it's sort of a guessing game if you don't know what gauge your piercing is. basicaly i believe you can get tapers from 14g all the way to 00g.
March 26, 2009 @ 16:33:55 PM
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^I've seen tapers that start at 16g. Check out www.bodyartforms.com I'm supposed to be getting my 8g and 6g tapers in today ^_^
March 26, 2009 @ 16:36:02 PM
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aighttt

why do you guys recommend i use tapers as oppose to other things to stretch my ears? are they the best? and what material should i get for the tapers?
March 26, 2009 @ 16:45:40 PM
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Tapers are the easiest and safest way to stretch doggie. If you've had your piercings for a minute material shouldnt really matter too much. But for new piercings keep it to steel since theyre not pourous and can't collect bacteria etc. I had my steel 12g ring/barbell things in for like 3 weeks and the 10g i have are acryllic i think and it was fine.
March 26, 2009 @ 16:51:55 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Tapers are the easiest and safest way to stretch doggie. If you've had your piercings for a minute material shouldnt really matter too much. But for new piercings keep it to steel since theyre not pourous and can't collect bacteria etc. I had my steel 12g ring/barbell things in for like 3 weeks and the 10g i have are acryllic i think and it was fine.


ooo i see, cause right now i have a 14g ring/barbell, i guess i should stick with metal then. Thanks a lot
March 26, 2009 @ 16:56:23 PM
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no problem man. UPS man just came through with my tapers. 8s slipped right in ;3
March 26, 2009 @ 17:30:28 PM
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yo flatland, what are u stopping at again? after having my 00's in for so long, im honestly considering going past the poing of no return blinkyeyes and go maybe one or two sizes bigger

also for the person wondering about tapers, flatland is right go through body artforms but what i also recommend that you let your ears heal for at least 2-3 weeks before sizing down more so and always use some form of lubrication -___-

hope that helps
March 26, 2009 @ 18:30:16 PM
March 26, 2009 @ 21:25:07 PM
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im probably gonna stop at 2 or 0 nevex. i used just a small amount of lotion earlier. my left didnt hurt at all but my right hurt a little bit for 5 min at the most.

and thats a good ass deal paullyyy if you like clear or dont want to have tapers as earrings at all
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