Ear stretching is when one punctures and stretches the earlobes. If not done correctly, it might result in unbearable and pain, and you could lose your ears. If you are planning to get your ears stretched for the first time, this article will give you the dos and don’ts.
First of all, leave any myths or stories you have heard about ear stretching at home. Approach everything from a positive angle and mindset.
Use Only the Suggested Material
Surgical stainless steel is the best material to use for any form of body piercing; we expect you to use the same for your ears plugs and any other body jewelry. This is more so for the first times. It helps in faster healing without infections. You can wear any other type of jewelry after the stretching is healed.
Be slow and sure about this one. First timers are advised to use tapers starting from 14G to 18G. Well, this depends on the structure of your ears and lobes. Do not be in a rush to get huge stretches. Take the baby steps and grow gradually.
Taking Care of the Pain
The pain can be reduced by a mixture of jojoba oil and Karanja oil. It should be applied while inserting the drill through the lobes. Both are natural oils, and they are used to reduce pain. They help in healing the skin faster as well. Avoid any water-based product for the procedure.
Stop if the lobe bleeds and wait for it to recover before you try again fully. Chances of bleeding are very rare but in case it happens, stop immediately.
Things you must know about ear stretching
It Is a Permanent Fix
Yes, there is no looking back. You will never get your natural ears after stretching. The same case applies with piercing. The only solution to it is cosmetic surgery. Before entering the stretching room, it is important to understand what you are getting yourself into. If you have any doubts, go back home and decide.
Work with a Reputable Body Art Center
Many accidents during ear stretching occur because of lack of experienced piercer. And as already said, there is no way of turning back; you get the ears done the wrong way, you will stay with them like that forever. To avoid mishandling cases, always work with an experienced and qualified piercer.