- 1.1 What is stretching the ears?
Stretching ears are progressively increasing the size of a piercing that is done on the earlobe. Normally, in most cases, the initial size of the hole is 1.6mm. This process takes place through the gradual insertion of the fully healed piercing by a larger size body jewelry. If stretching is carried our properly, you can get the right size hole you were aiming for. Take into account that stretch ears should not be carried to such a large size all at once.
- 1.2 How often can you increase the size of jewelry?
Before you begin the process of stretching your ears, your piercings has to be fully healed. When you think it’s fully healed, wait for about another 2-3 weeks before you start the stretching process. Never Never Ever start stretching on a fresh piercing!!!!
A good rule that you should stick to, is to increase the size of 1mm per month. This will prevent irritation and for your skin to adjust to the new size, or even worse, a possible blowout like you see on the picture.
- 1.3 What is the maximum size of jewelery where there is a chance that the ear will return to the state before stretching?
Every body is different, there is no single rule. Most, however, exceeding the limit of 6-8 mm could cause that after removing the jewelry ear will not return to the state before stretching.
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