What size do you start stretching your ears in mm?
What size do you stretch to first? When you start stretching your ears, you will most commonly get a 14 gauge piercing size. Once you decide on stretching you’ll then increase to a size 12 gauge (2mm) taper. If you’ve had pierced ears for some time you may find that you’ve already stretched your ears slightly.
How long did it take you to stretch your ears?
That said, you’ll be looking at a few months, usually around 4 months for smaller gauges, all the way up to a year or two for larger gauges. Note: Whilst there is a common ‘point of no return size’ for ear stretching, every ear is different and some may not close at all after a certain size.
Can I stretch my ears on my own?
That said, after your initial piercing you can stretch your ears at home yourself with ear stretching kits and tapers.
What is the smallest ear stretcher size in mm?
18g / 1.0mm
Is it safe to stretch your ears at home?
Stretching too quickly can tear your ear tissue in half or cause earlobe skin to detach and hang from your head. Stretching too quickly or not taking care of your ear may also result in an infection. Here are some infection symptoms to watch out for: painful redness or swelling.
What size should I start with when stretching my ears?
Start with the right gauge It’s often recommended that you start with 16 or 14 gauge when you first start stretching your ears. Stretching your ear larger than 2 gauge is often considered “the point of no return.” Once you stretch your ear to this point, you’ll likely need surgery if you want the hole to fully close.
What gauge is bigger 0 or 00?
0 gauge = 5/16-inch or 8.3 millimeters. 00 gauge = 3/8-inch or 9.3 millimeters.Dec 3, 2021
How do you stretch your ears for beginners?
To prepare your ears for stretching, apply a warm compress to the piercing for several minutes in order to ease up the tissue and make the stretch easier. Then, wash the area, rinse well and pat dry. Once you’re ready for the stretch, apply oil around the perimeter of your piercing.
What gauge comes after 00?
When you get to 0g, the next size is 00g (pronounced “double zero gauge”). 00g is equal to about 3/8 of an inch. After 00g, we run out of gauge sizes, so we use fractions of an inch instead. The next size after 00g is 7/16″.
What mm should you start stretching your ears at?
Is 0 or 00 smaller gauges?
Gauge sizes go up (or down, depending on how you look at it) in even numbers from there, so the next largest size from an 18g is 16g, then 14g, then 12g, and so on. When you get to 0g, the next size is 00g (pronounced “double zero gauge”).
What is the first size for ear stretching?
Should stretching your ears hurt?
Stretching your ear safely shouldn’t cause sharp pain or bleeding. These are signs that you’re trying to stretch your ears too quickly.
How do you stretch your ears for the first time?
First, apply 3-5 drops of oil to the front and back of your piercing and gently slide the stretching taper in until you experience mild discomfort. If your skin turns white around the taper, back the taper up slightly – a white ring of skin is a sign that you’re stretching too fast!
How long does it take to stretch ears for the first time?
Best ear stretching kit
Can you stretch ears 2mm at a time?
From a standard ear piercing the first stretch should be to 1.6mm but if your piercing is already at a 1.6mm gauge the first stretch should be with a 2mm taper. Beyond that the next available size up should be used. So from 1.6mm follows 2mm, 3.2mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm.