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tyladea
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Quote tyladea Replybullet Topic: Tapering up gauges..
    Posted: June/16/2007 at 8:15am
Hey hey,
I'm relatively new at the stretching game (only stretched my lobes twice, from gun piercings to 6g currently) and was hoping to taper up to 2g in my next sitting as I went from gun piercing -> 10g -> 6g. Is this something I can realistically aim to do without the risk of blowout/any kind of damage? Also, how long should you let your ears settle in between tapering up?
Thanks in advance guys, you're always very helpful!
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Quote sataninacaddy Replybullet Posted: June/16/2007 at 8:38am

It really depends on your own ears, but it's always better to play it on the safe side and be patient. I'd say wait at least a few weeks between stretches, and that's if everything is going really good with them. Good luck, and post pics! see ya

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Quote Myssticaz Replybullet Posted: June/16/2007 at 10:09am
Sataninacaddy said it!
 
My husband jumped from a 14G to a 10G. He has very stretchy ears, though. ;) Your piercer should be able to tell you how far you can safely go with your ears. :)
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Quote OpheliaImmortal Replybullet Posted: June/16/2007 at 11:11am
Leave a 4 to 6 week wait between stretches and only go up one size at a time, it may be tempting to skip a couple of sizes but play it safe, don't skip sizes, listen to your body and don't rush things.
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Quote 6SeX6 Replybullet Posted: June/16/2007 at 2:01pm
From my research it varies very much from person to person.
I am currently stretching my lobes myself right now.
I started to streatch yesterday from 14g on both of my lobes, bought me a stretching kit with 6 different stretchingrings.
Started with my left lobe and put in a 10g stretchingring yesterday, worked really nice, without pain or injuries.
Then i got unpatient today and put in a 8g in my left lobe and put in the 10g ring in my right lobe.
I have to say that the 8g hurt a bit more, but it looks good and healthy.Smile
But now i am going to wait a bit longer before i move on to 6g, better to be safe then sorry.


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Quote enemysphere Replybullet Posted: June/16/2007 at 5:03pm
I have just re-stretched my ear lobes from 5mm to 10mm in 3 days, BUT that was a re-stretch. To make a good job you have to take your time. Wait till your last stretch has no pain, and comes in and out easily, without lube. When stretching up, try putting a small ring in with the plug/tunnel you are already using and see how it feels. If there is no pain, lube up your next stretcher/plug/tunnel.
 
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Quote tyladea Replybullet Posted: June/16/2007 at 7:16pm
Thanks for all the replies, I guess stretching piercings is a very individual thing as it all depends on your anatomy.. I'm a patient person so I don't mind waiting, I'm just shit scared of getting a blowout and fucking up my ears, lol.

enemysphere; I think I'll do what you said, wait until these 6g's go in and out really easily and then taper up to 4g which I'm thinking should be a breeze, wait awhile, then go to 2g. Thanks again
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Quote AlecTrosex Replybullet Posted: June/16/2007 at 11:03pm
Go one gauge at a time, most certainly. I usually wait a at least a month between stretches, or until I can really tug and be rough with a piercing. (I have a 2 gauge guiche, a piercing many would never really get rough with. . . haha)
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