Measuring ears refers to increasing the size of existing ear piercings that are usually located in the earlobe. This technique is also called stretch piercing. Ordinary ear holes are made with guns or needles. The best and most common is professional acupuncture, commonly referred to as 16 gauge or 16 g, which corresponds to hole diameter of approximately 1.2 – 1.3 mm.
The less professional punch size is from -18g to 20g (1.0mm-0.8mm). You may have noticed the opposite method of measuring the ear or perforation, because the smaller the size, the larger the diameter of the perforation. Yes, this will confuse some people but once you get used to it that’s okay. Most people involved in stretch piercings are familiar with as small as 0g (8mm) and 00g (9-10mm) or larger Perforation-mm after 00g.
While ear measurement is the most common form of stretch puncture, people also prick and stretch the diaphragm (cartilage between the two nostrils) and lips, and in many cases take measurements as well. This is not difficult, although you should pay attention to cleaning and disinfection, as any bacterial infection can damage the perforation and sometimes even end the stretch forever.
Before taking steps to start stretch piercings yourself, you must be absolutely sure that the original piercing is 100% cured. This means waiting at least 3 months, because although the scar appears to have healed, the scar may not be strong enough to stretch much without causing pain or even bleeding.
As a result, you may have 3 more months, so it’s worth the wait. At the same time, you clean up the cleaners and tools you need to clean your ears. These cleaners and tools are basically the same as any other type of perforated stretch material. these are:
Antibacterial soaps –
preferably odourless – are used to wash hands and ears. Jojoba oil or e-oil is used as a lubricant for piercing tools – or any water-based lubricant will do. Avoid using petroleum jelly or oil-based lubricants as they can breed bacteria.
Sea salt solution –
about a quarter of the four tablespoons of dehydration to clean the perforations daily. Do not use peroxide sea salt is best. Note the size of your existing ear holes. For smaller earrings, start with your original jewellery or your nearest pierced earrings.
The correct size taper adjusts the size of the ear to the desired size –
it should be marked with a target gauge, so if you are currently 14 grams, the desired size is 12 grams.
Once all this is done you can prepare your ears, lips or whatever else you want but in this case, we’re talking about earlobe stretching which is the easiest stretch you can do at home puncture.
First, you should wash your earlobes with warm water, or even take a shower to warm up and soften the earlobes – this will help not stretch the taper to tear the skin and thus prevent bleeding, which means you must stop waiting for it to heal.
Then wash the tools, hands and ears with antibacterial soap and you can start. Insert the narrow end of the cone into your ear and push it in as gently as possible until the larger end is flush with the skin. You have to push from front to back because you put the jewellery in that direction. Then push the earring to the right into the tapered end, insert it into the hole and fasten it.
You can also use tapered earrings or other jewellery for this purpose, but since the pin is tapered, the same work cannot be done so that uniformly sized holes are not formed. Insertion cone is best, although you can also use Teflon tape.
To use Teflon tape when measuring your ears, simply wrap a layer of Teflon on the needle and press it into your ear. Repeat several times in a given period of time, and your stretch perforation will eventually reach the desired size. Professionals recommend it as a do-it-yourself stretch method, but it’s just as easy to insert a taper – actually easier in some ways – and more effective because you know exactly how big the stretch piercing you end up will encounter.