Do fake plugs/gauges stretch your ears? No – fake gauges / plugs do not stretch your ears. They fit into your regular piercing and give the illusion of having plugs.
Consequently, what is the most common ear gauge size?
Standard ear piercings are usually pierced at 20g or 18g. Gauge sizes go up (or down, depending on how you look at it) in even numbers from there, so the next largest size from an 18g is 16g, then 14g, then 12g, and so on. When you get to 0g, the next size is 00g (pronounced “double zero gauge“).
Beside above, should you sleep with gauges in?
I recommend you sleep with your plugs in your ears. Sleeping without them can cause irritation, dryness, and cracking. (This could just be my preference.) Once your ears completely heal, purchase a pair of wood plugs.
Why do gauges stink?
The reason your ear gauges smell bad is because they’re sitting in your ear. Your skin sheds almost every hour on the hour and all of those dead skin cells are left sitting on the gauge. Thus the stinky smell. To prevent this, a strict cleaning regiment is needed.
Why shouldn’t I wear tapers as every day ear jewelry? Most tapers are designed to be used as ear stretching tools, not as pieces to be worn on a regular basis. Doing so can easily put uneven pressure on your healing ears, leading to unnecessary damage.
ONE PAIR of 16 gauge (1.2mm) FAKE plugs (also known as fake gauges). These plugs fit in a 16 gauge piercing, but give the illusion that you are wearing a 0 gauge (8mm) set of plugs.
To stretch with tapers, the first thing you need to do is wash your hands and anything going in your ear lobe. … You don’t need to rush through this process, but your ear should stretch pretty easily. 4. Once you have the taper through, you‘ll put the plug in right after.
Both men and women are pierced at an early age and brass weights are hung to stretch the ears. Those in the tribe with long stretched lobes are well respected. The longer the ears were stretched, the more revered a person would become to the tribe.
Wood is not an appropriate material to stretch ears with. Wood plugs should only be worn in completely healed ear lobes or piercings. Trust us, it is worth the wait. Wood is a porous material and it can harbor bacteria.
A blowout is one of the most common complications of ear gauging. It’s a ring of scar tissue that forms behind the jewelry and gives the piercing the appearance of turning inside out. Blowouts usually occur from trying to stretch the hole too quickly. They often cause sharp pain and inflammation.