03
Feb
2012

AWFUL MODS: Anyone know why my ear won't stretch? 

awfulmodifications:

fayalice:

I’ve had the 1.5mm stretcher in for like 5 days (pathetic, I know) and I’m trying the 2mm one now and it just won’t go through! It’s pissing me off ¬¬ It hurts and I don’t want to tear it but surely it should be working??

Because stretching isn’t a race, and a small size by no…

Also, it’s not a “stretcher”, it’s a taper.  And it should not be left in for any amount of time over say.. 30 seconds.  It’s not jewelry.  You use it to stretch to the next size, then you pop the proper jewelry in that’s at that size.  This is important because wearing tapers as jewelry can damage your ears, getting knocked around and caught on things, and the uneven weight can aggravate the piercing unneccessarily.

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  1. thevictrola reblogged this from hippyslutt and added:
    If your ears don’t stretch, they just don’t. Not everyone’s skin is as pliable as others. DO NOT FORCE IT. You’ll end up...
  2. hippyslutt reblogged this from awfulmodifications and added:
    I would like to say I’m currently at 2.5mm trying to go to 3mm and it won’t go through either. I’ve had my 2.5 in for...
  3. pachoulifish reblogged this from awfulmodifications and added:
    Also, it’s not a “stretcher”, it’s a taper. And it should not be left in for any amount of time over say.. 30 seconds....
  4. ohthemachinesweare reblogged this from awfulmodifications
  5. awfulmodifications reblogged this from fayalice and added:
    Because stretching isn’t a race, and a small size by no means is pathetic. It’s a sign of listening to your body. It’s...
  6. abottleofink-andashotoftequila said: When you’ve got such a small stretch in it is generally a lot more difficult & painful to get the next one through compared to when it’s about 5mm+. Try doing it while you’re in the shower - it’s usually much easier. Hope this helps :) xx
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