Gauges anyone?

March 26, 2009 @ 23:11:38
yea i don't even use those anymore..i just got that set to stretch my ears quick..went from a regular fresh piercing to 00 in three weeks which hurt like a bitch but my ears didn't rip or anything so its aaaaalll good....now im at 7/16 and that's where im gonna stay at..blushing
March 27, 2009 @ 03:13:53
yea i don't even use those anymore..i just got that set to stretch my ears quick..went from a regular fresh piercing to 00 in three weeks which hurt like a bitch but my ears didn't rip or anything so its aaaaalll good....now im at 7/16 and that's where im gonna stay at..blushing


thats a really good deal, but isnt Acrylic kinda bad? and what do you guys mean as not using it for earrings but just stretching? lol don't you wear them as earrings while ur stretching them? SORRY FOR THIS STUPID QUESTION, but im wondering
March 27, 2009 @ 03:15:07
I went from no piercing to a 4 about three months ago.

They still haven't fully healed. Lulz.


Just letting you guys know if anybody's considering it.
March 27, 2009 @ 09:15:20
I went from no piercing to a 4 about three months ago.

They still haven't fully healed. Lulz.

Just letting you guys know if anybody's considering it.


damn b its been like 2 weeks for me and my shits are good
March 27, 2009 @ 13:04:56
thats a really good deal, but isnt Acrylic kinda bad? and what do you guys mean as not using it for earrings but just stretching? lol don't you wear them as earrings while ur stretching them? SORRY FOR THIS STUPID QUESTION, but im wondering


i'm pretty sure you stick the taper in then slide an actual earring on the end of the taper and in to the ear then take the taper out. you can wear them as earrings but it'd probably be a pain
March 27, 2009 @ 15:21:32
Originally posted by Inactive User
i'm pretty sure you stick the taper in then slide an actual earring on the end of the taper and in to the ear then take the taper out. you can wear them as earrings but it'd probably be a pain


oooo wtf.. ahhaha i didnt know that at all. What should i be wearing for stretching then?
March 27, 2009 @ 16:05:09
depends on the kind of taper....

for example, tapers like mine are meant to be worn

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March 27, 2009 @ 16:38:06
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March 27, 2009 @ 17:19:54
Originally posted by Inactive User
depends on the kind of taper....

for example, tapers like mine are meant to be worn


how do you tell which are for putting the earrings in and which are for wearing?
March 27, 2009 @ 17:34:06
how do you tell which are for putting the earrings in and which are for wearing?


a regular taper is usually just a little curved piece of metal thats fatter on one ened whereas something like i have is more of a design...idk how to explain it

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March 27, 2009 @ 19:49:34
Originally posted by Inactive User
a regular taper is usually just a little curved piece of metal thats fatter on one ened whereas something like i have is more of a design...idk how to explain it


so would these be used to put in the earring instead of using it as an actual earring?

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Do you have to use tapers to put in your earrings or not?
March 27, 2009 @ 19:52:07
you can use those as earings too..i just wore those ones until i got up to the size i wanted to be at and then started buying diferent types of plugs...smokeyface
March 27, 2009 @ 20:32:57
do any of you wait 3-4 months for each stretch like they suggest on the bodyartforums?
March 27, 2009 @ 21:25:13
do any of you wait 3-4 months for each stretch like they suggest on the bodyartforums?


i think a month should be fine
March 27, 2009 @ 21:28:17
i just shove mine in and when they dont hurt anymore (about 5 days) i go up a size

i might post pics when i get my 4s in the mail
March 28, 2009 @ 19:46:09
my 10g tapers . only the right ear hurts when i put them in

March 28, 2009 @ 20:04:12
haha my friend got an industrial a couple days ago, she said it hurt like fuck-all. did yours?
March 28, 2009 @ 20:14:57


no one really wears those things...just use it to make the hole bigger and get an earring in that gauge and pop it in

just search your size earring you need on ebay and buy whatever you like

i didnt wait more than a couple weeks to go up sizes...a few days at most when i was in the smaller sizes

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March 29, 2009 @ 00:08:40
haha my friend got an industrial a couple days ago, she said it hurt like fuck-all. did yours?


Not that much actually i just heard the needle like popping through my ear lol

but now im on to bigger and better things i want to get my anti-eyebrow some time this week !
March 29, 2009 @ 00:13:25
gauges are gay, but if you really want to do it, instead of using tapers but use weights.

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March 29, 2009 @ 01:39:12
weights are baaaad for stretching..puts more pressure on the bottom of your lobe so in the long run your ear is gonna look uneven and its easier to rip if you go big enough..
March 29, 2009 @ 12:23:25
weights are baaaad for stretching..puts more pressure on the bottom of your lobe so in the long run your ear is gonna look uneven and its easier to rip if you go big enough..


truth, I had weights and it wasn't worth it for stretching, but it did look fucking sweet.
March 29, 2009 @ 12:24:56
tapers are bad too, just gauge up with the next size, when they slide in easy enough. tapers can cause blow outs super easy. tongueface
March 29, 2009 @ 13:54:23
i dont get how tapers can cause blow outs at all. If you're taking all the precautions you'll be fine. I put mine in and they didnt hurt at all. if you're going to be a tool and have a 16g and try and stuff in a 8g taper then you will obvoiusly fuck your ears up.
March 29, 2009 @ 16:50:11
i'm stretchan to 10g in a bit after i take a shower <3
March 29, 2009 @ 23:27:21
Originally posted by Inactive User
no one really wears those things...just use it to make the hole bigger and get an earring in that gauge and pop it in

just search your size earring you need on ebay and buy whatever you like

i didnt wait more than a couple weeks to go up sizes...a few days at most when i was in the smaller sizes


ahhhhh, i see. thanks a lot haha. I talked to a couple of my friends that have their ears gauged, and they dont use tapers or anything. I guess its a better idea to use it though.
March 30, 2009 @ 00:09:20
i've been wearing the tapers since 14g and right now at 10g. it isn't really a problem since they're steel and don't weigh a lot so they don't fuck up the hole, but i ordered some eyelets for 8g and down ./
March 30, 2009 @ 00:25:23
i've been wearing the tapers since 14g and right now at 10g. it isn't really a problem since they're steel and don't weigh a lot so they don't fuck up the hole, but i ordered some eyelets for 8g and down ./


so basically any earring is alright as long as they dont weigh a lot?
March 30, 2009 @ 01:06:02
yeah, and if the weight is distributed evenly. also acrylic for long-term jewelry that you wear a lot = no because it reacts with your skin and releases toxins. so get shit like steel, stone, wood, glass etc. walrus penis bone
March 30, 2009 @ 01:59:06
^ damn! too bad penises dont have bones. LOL aight i see. So acryllic is alright as long as its not long term. So is it neccessary to use tapers to put new earings on? Fuck, cause its going to be pretty pricy if i have to buy new tapers everytime i want to go up a size, and never use them again. Same with buying earrings, if im never going to wear them again.

And what do you mean by "if the weight is distributed evenly" If i bought a pair of earrings, wouldn't it be the same? I also have 2 piecings on my lobe for my left ear and one on my right. Is that alright? Even though im stretching only one of my lefts and the only one of my right?
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