Soak the taper in your liquid soap and place it into the lip hole until it becomes difficult to do so. Push the rest of the taper through until there is only a small bit (about 1/4 of an inch) sticking out of the piercing site. This should be a bit uncomfortable and even slightly painful.
Considering this, how long until I can change my lip piercing?
“You want to wait at least six weeks, but I would say eight to 10 weeks is even better.” But if you’re dying to change yours sooner and you had your original piercing done with a post, there is a tiny glimmer of hope. Thompson says as long as the post stays in, you can change the top whenever you want.
Correspondingly, can I put a 14G in a 16G piercing?
Yes you can. The jewellery won’t be very snug, though, and might move around a lot. Having said that, the whole will probably close up a bit around the smaller gauge jewellery so you might not be able to wear 14g there any more. …
Can I put a 20G in a 16G piercing?
If you pierce yourself with a 16G and put in a 20G earring, the earring will fit in easily and the hole will eventually shrink to the right size.
Stretching Process (taper method)
Lubricant will make the taper super slick, so it will slide through easy. Lubricants make a stretch easier. While you’re out getting a new taper, get some Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil or GaugeGear Stretching Balm (Neosporin and Vaseline are not good lubes for ear stretching).
You could really mess up your nose if you do. You need to go to a piercer for this. The process is very simple: a taper the thickness of your current piercing hole on one end, and a size up on the other, will be lubricated and gently pushed through the piercing, stretching the hole bigger.
Stretching, in the context of body piercing, is the deliberate expansion of a healed piercing for the purpose of wearing certain types of jewelry. Ear piercings are the most commonly stretched piercings, with nasal septum piercings, tongue piercings and lip piercings/lip plates following close behind.
Do not skip a size. Stretching your ears is much easier after a hot shower. First, clean your ears during the shower to get rid of any unwanted bacteria. … Customers also recommend using a natural oil or lubrication to help get your plugs in your ears.
That being said, as a general rule, easily-stretched piercings (earlobes, inner labia) should be given at least two months between sizes. More difficult areas (ear cartilage, ampallangs, and apadravyas) often need six months between jumps.
Dahlia piercings will emphasize the corners of your mouth, and has the effect of making full lips look fuller, but thin lips look particularly long and thin.
If your piercing jewelry is starting to sink into your skin/tissue, see your piercer right away for a longer bar. Some piercing do embed slightly, we refer to this as ‘nesting’. Lip and tongue piercings tend to do this as our oral tissue is very soft. … Oral tissue regenerates much quicker than other body tissue.
“An Ashley piercing is a single piercing that goes directly through the center of the bottom lip, exiting through the back of the lip,” says Kynzi Gamble, a professional piercer at Ink’d Up Tattoo Parlor in Boaz, AL. An Ashley piercing is a bit more involved, as they’re pierced according to your anatomy.