Useful Tips

A few rules for painless stretching tunnels

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I have stretched my ears for 2 years. Last September, I reached my original goal of 1 inch. My new target is 1 1/2 inches.

I figured that since I see so many people ruining their ears (stretching too fast, kick-outs using the wrong materials, etc.) that I will post some useful tips that I have taken over time.

Are you really thinking about whether or not you want to stretch your ears. I think about:

  • Future Employment Opportunities
  • How people will look and relate to you
  • Do you want to join the military
  • Health risks.

If you do not care or have already thought about the consequences, then you should simply skip this noise.

In the labor market, employers will be different. Some will not have any problems on a smaller scale. Some will write to you as soon as you enter the door. The basic rule of thumb is that the larger the ears, the more sparse your vacancies will be.

People will judge you. It's just something to keep in mind. People ask me questions about my sensors on a regular basis. Every time I go to a bar or diner, a stranger approaches me to discuss my ears. They ask me a lot of questions, ranging from “does it hurt?”, “What does your family think about it?”, “How do you pay the rent?” I even go up to the person and say that if his children had big holes in their ears, he wanted to snatch them.

Before my friend decided to join the army, his ears were pulled up to 00 gauge. He let his ears close-up for several months before he spoke with a recruiter. The recruiting manager pulled my friends ear a bit to find out if he could see through the hole (he couldn't). Then he told my friend that if the light was visible through the hole while it was pulled on, the ears should be sewn tightly. I don’t know how many recruiters you actually sew your ears together again, but I decided to share the story anyway.

Finally, there are some health risks involved in ear sprains. Among the most common hangouts, tears, and infections that leave their ears, looks are deformed. There are also some unusual risks, such as infections, that spread from your ears and can actually be life threatening if left untreated.

If you get sensors, then you don’t want to solve them, you can make your earlobes repaired by a surgeon. I did not look at the exact prices, but on the internets tell me that you should expect to pay at least a couple hundred.

Stretching your ears is not a race! The mistakes that I most often notice are people making, trying to see how fast they can go to size. If you want thin petals that look like free holes, then go as fast as you want and don't bother the value on. However, if you want thick, healthy ears, then you will want to pay attention.

Each person’s body is different, which means that the time it takes for your ears to heal can be longer or shorter than your friends. Just because your friend can stretch his / her ears faster does not mean that you should try to fit him / her.

That was my problem when I first started stretching. My friends and I treat stretching as a race. We wanted to be bigger, faster. When my forks are not in my ears, the holes will shrink to about one and a half centimeters and look wrinkled. This is because I do not allow my ears to heal all the ways before I shoved a new plug. I used this method while I was half an inch.

3: When going up, the size of the sensor are graphs.

I read somewhere scientific that every time you stretch your ears, you create “micro-gaps”. This means that every time you go up Size, whether it hurts or not, you need to heal your ears or at least adapt to a new sensor.

On a smaller scale (about 14 g 7/16 in.), Three to four weeks a fairly average amount of time, your body will need to heal. Some experts recommend waiting until six months stretches, so that your ears can save some memory. If you can get a new piece of jewelry without forcing it, then the ear is ready. If it hurts when you try to put big jewelry in, stop trying and wait a little longer. (If you have waited so long forever and they still don’t come in, try using Teflon tape, also known as PTFE tape, tape or bandage.)

Once you get to the large size (1/2 inch. And above), there should be no noticeable space between the plug and ear when you pull the plug. Usually I have to use tape binding between sizes.

Never force candles / candles when measuring. Here's how you get blowouts (the rim of excess skin around the sensor) and tears. I ruined my ears twice. The first time I blew them, when I reached for 3/4 of an inch. I was able to save my ears, froze in several sizes (taking into account the blowing, pull it back). The second time was when I put my one inch candle. My ears were less than a millimeter too small (true), but forcing them caused unpleasant things to happen.

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Surgical stainless steel or 316 L stainless steel are the best materials to use. Its non-porous and does not stick to the ears while they are healing. Acrylic is also an acceptable material. Bandage tape is also very useful for bridging the gap between sizes. I prefer adhesive tape over Teflon tape, as the Teflon tape will be flimsy and will absorb any liquid that gets near it.

In addition, you will need lubrication. Olive oil is one of my favorites (it is cheap and softens the skin). Jojoba oil is another favorite (unfortunately, it is expensive). Finally, odorless vitamin E in oil is also a great option (only with olive oil or jojoba oil).

Never use any other material to stretch your ears or wear any other material until the ears have healed. Wood and silicone are notorious for adhering to the skin because the materials are porous. Stupid child, on my Facebook he had his wooden plugs removed surgically because he put them the same day after stretching.

5: random tidbitssome man put on wooden plugs. I do not know why the image is sideways.

  • Do not use weights. Weights thin earlobes outward. Thin earlobes are very sensitive to tears.
  • I do not wear tunnels or eyelets for the parties. Drunk people love to stick their fingers through them. Silly drunk people are just pulling their fingers over them. Assholes how to yank at them.
  • I have oil in my ears and each of them for about 5 to 10 minutes every day to keep them healthy. I recommend you do this, too. It keeps the skin from drying out and cracking.
  • I advise you to sleep with earplugs. Sleeping without them can cause irritation, dryness, and cracking. (This may just be my preference.)
  • When the ears are completely healed, buy a pair of wooden corks. The wood is very porous, which allows the ears to breathe and reduces the function of the ear.
  • If you end up blowing your ears, take out new jewelry and put in a smaller caliber of jewelry. I recommend cuts in about two sizes. So if you tried to put the plug in one inch and it caused an ejection, reduce it to 3/4 inch. Contraction allows the flesh to be blown out to suck back to where it should be. Also, make sure you brush your ears once in the morning and once in the evening with salt water or whatever you think is best. (I'm not a doctor, but here's what I did.) Some people recommend not wearing any jewelry until the puncture heals to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Do not spend money on a bunch of jewelry if you plan to stay at this size. If you are rich — then do what you want.
  • Before you order jewelry online, make sure that you really can wear it. I bought three pairs of forks a few months ago, which fits the diameter of my ear, but the wearable area (length) was too short for all of them. Do not make this mistake. You cannot return body jewelry. (If you can, you should not be buying from this source.)

The most pressing problem is the inflammatory process.

The lobe becomes red, swollen and begins to sore.

Any non-porous material (acrylic, silicone, steel, titanium, glass and some types of stone) can cause diaper rash and irritation if you do not take proper competent care: treat with an appropriate antiseptic, keep it in a “dried” state and lubricate with ointments / creams / oils rich in biologically active substances that accelerate skin regeneration.

Most often diaper rash is caused by silicone tunnels or rubber stoppers on tunnels.

Allergic reactions to the material and to the foreign body as a whole are also possible.

We recommend that you use a tree without varnish or buffalo horn for continuous use after complete healing.

Buffalo horn and natural bone is the most biologically compatible material for humans.


For residents of cold regions, this problem can also cause unpleasant phenomena. Such as tissue atrophy (due to the fact that blood vessels in remote areas of stretched skin are not able to quickly transfer nutrients, when they are frostbite, food stops completely), as a result of which a quick inflammatory process occurs. If you do not get rid of the jewelry in a timely manner, there is a good chance that the area without food will begin to die (atrophic necrosis). This process is extremely unpleasant and can be really avoided by observing some important points.

  • Wearing during the cold season only porous organics that do not have high thermal conductivity (the transmission rate of low temperatures in which is also high),
  • Wearing hats during frosts that completely cover your tunnels.

It is especially dangerous to wear jewelry made of metals and silicone in the winter.

Torn ear

Stretching too quickly can completely tear the lobe.

On any part of the stretched area, the load will always be greater. So, it is this section that could become the future place of tear. Even in the case of a crack, the fabric can behave as in the case of frostbite (the consequences of a lack of proper nutrition) and you will also be left with a “torn earlobe”.

If your earlobes “have thinned”, remove the tunnels for 2-3 months, try to tighten them. Only after that can you try to start stretching again, no more than 2 mm per month.

As a result, we can say that stretching tunnels is a big responsibility, and if you still decide on it, then you should not save on it and hurry to stretch them to a large size. Weigh the pros and cons, find a good piercer, order good tunnels or plug-ins with a screw-on side, and regularly look after them (even healed ones).

Tunnel stretching methods

Naturally, the hole must be stretched to a large size. In salons specializing in piercings, they can offer you a surgical method: they cut a hole in the lobe of the desired diameter. This method will help you quickly achieve the result and immediately insert a large diameter earring, similar to a tunnel, into your ear.

Do not forget that this, in fact, is a real operation - with blood, pain and the danger of infection

The second method is not at all fast. It consists in gradually stretching the tunnel and incrementally increasing its diameter by 2-3 mm. This option, which is quite suitable for home conditions, can be a long, but quite effective and safe way to the cherished goal, if everything is done correctly.

How to stretch a tunnel painlessly

To do this, you will need:

  • special stretch marks of different sizes
  • body piercing gel
  • tunnels of different diameters
  • disinfectant liquid: medical alcohol or chlorhexidine

You can stretch the tunnel in this way, starting with a standard ear piercing for regular earrings

Start stretching the tunnel by inserting a small stretch into the hole in the ear. They are plastic and wooden. It is better to use plastic ones: they are easier to disinfect, and they do not absorb the prominent sucrose. Wooden stretch marks from this can begin to rot. To insert your first tunnel with a diameter of 2-3 mm, first insert a stretch into this ear into this diameter. It has the appearance of a horn, and it has a thin rounded nose, which even goes into a small hole.

Do not rush the event and stretch the lobe gradually. To make the hole size reach 3 mm, push the stretch daily by treating your ear with piercing gel. This may take 2–4 days. Once the stretch passes through the hole, you can insert your first tunnel into it. Walk with him for a week and a half so that the ear is accustomed and rested, the skin and tissues are stretched. Once every two days, and preferably daily, remove the tunnel and treat it and the hole in the earlobe with alcohol or chlorhexidine.

Remember that the fashion is changeable, and the scar on the ear after you sew a hole in the tunnel can remain for many years

After some time, if you want to continue stretching, remove the tunnel and insert a stretch of a larger diameter - 6 mm. Repeat the whole procedure in the same sequence. Remember that there is no need to rush, in this case the process will be really painless.