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.
Also question is, how long until I can sleep on my lobe piercing?
Is it OK? The general rule of thumb is to avoid sleeping in earrings, with one exception: when you get a new piercing. You’ll need to keep these small studs in for 6 weeks or longer, or until your piercer gives you the OK.
Considering this, can you fix stretched earlobes?
Sometimes regular ear piercings can stretch or even tear through the entire lobe because of heavy earrings. Whatever the cause, earlobes can be mended. … Surgery is done with local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes per ear. If you need both ears repaired, both can be done in a single surgery.
Why do gauged ears stink?
Your body secretes a substance called sebum, sebum is an oily secretion which helps your skin keep lubricated and keep it waterproof. The sebum mixes with the dead skin cells between your ear and the jewellery to make this unpleasant odour.
Pain Level: High
“For some reason, I’ve noticed that men don’t handle the pain as well as women do in the nipple area.” If you get both done in the same day, expect the second piercing to hurt more than the first.
To help speed up the healing process, Bubbers recommends wearing earrings made of implant-grade metal so your body will form a healed layer around the metal. You also should avoid going any longer than 24 hours without wearing earrings for the first six months of a new piercing to prevent the hole from closing.
History has shown us that ear stretching was initially used to show that an individual belonged to a group or a tribe. It was accepted by the group and they were marked as being “one of us”. When someone did not have stretched ears they were considered to be an outsider or someone who did not belong to the tribe.
In the late 1960s, the hippy movement made earrings on men a symbol of rebellion and non-conformism. … In the ’80s, wearing an earring in the right ear meant the wearer was a homosexual, but an earring in the left meant the wearer was straight. This was common up until the mid ’90s, but is no longer the case.
If you previously wore gauges, the earlobe will only partially grow back together after they’re removed. To fully repair the earlobe requires the help of a safe, minimally-invasive procedure. Most torn earlobes can be effectively repaired surgically.
The standard of “trashy” is different for different people. You can look trashy with a single piercing to person A, while you won’t seem trashy to person B even with multiple ear piercings. However, in certain conditions you may look trashy to everyone.
He noted that 12 is a popular age, but for parents who prefer to do it when their kids are younger, he recommends 4 months, since most babies have had a few tetanus shots by then. Kelly said 12 or 13, the age she got her second piercings, is the ideal age.
It depends where they are, not how many there are. For me, 7 in one ear is pushing it a bit. If you have 5 in one ear, 5 in the other, your septum pierced, a nose stud, two lip piercings and your tongue pierced, it’s starting to get over excessive..but hey some guys love that stuff.