It's a stretch.
November 8, 2012 1:08 PM Subscribe
How do I (further) stretch an ear piercing?
posted by Kitty Stardust to clothing, beauty, & fashion (8 answers total)
I've slowly stretched my lobes from the standard mall-piercing to accommodate a 2g taper. I would like to go up to a 0g, but am having lots of trouble. I have a set of steel tapers plus several types of plugs and earrings in 0g. Whenever I try to put in the 0g taper, it seems to go about halfway and then refuse to budge any further. I don't want to risk tearing by pushing too hard, but in the past I've never had trouble going up to the next size gauge. I am using a bit of neosporin for lube as I've done with all my other stretchings. The 0g seems so much bigger than the 2g, I keep wondering if I've skipped a size, though that seems impossible. I have had the 2g tapers in for about three months now. What steps can I take to ease into the 0g tapers? Should I just wear 2g tapers a few months longer in the hopes that the earlobe will 'loosen up'?