Stretcher Earrings And Their Common Myths
Stretching piercings is a common means of increasing your piercing size to accommodate lower gauge ear jewellery. The way in which jewellery gauging works is that the lower the gauge, the greater the diameter of the pins or plugs that go through the ears. Thus a 16g piercing is 1.2 mm diameter and 18g is 1.0 mm. Some people reference changing from 18g to 16g as 'gauging up' while others say it's 'gauging down' ;.However, the critical factor is that stretching piercings to accommodate higher-diameter jewellery involves changing to lower-numbered gauges. What type of jewellery have you been talking about here where you need increasingly wider holes within our ears so they fit? Why not just fit standard-size pins to all ear jewellery whatever the size of the visible part - all things considered, nobody sees the feature going right on through the earlobes, do they? In reality, in many cases, the diameter of the piercing is what it's all about, and many types of ear decorations are made just for larger gauge piercings. By stretching piercings in the ear lobes by around an inch or higher, way beyond the 10 mm standard 00g, you can wear great flesh tunnels that create a gap in your ear lobes completely through.
They are usually produced from metal or hard plastics. Still, they could be adorned with diamonds for bling, or the flesh tunnel can even be manufactured from crystal, amber, or any other material such as wood or gold platinum for the rich. The purpose is that flesh tunnels have no impact if too small, and for just about any ear piercing to be employed for them, it must be stretched, or 'gauged' as some reference it, to the size of the intended tunnel. This isn't necessarily a specialist technique, though some have it done professionally. However, the initial piercing is most beneficial carried out professionally using a needle of 16 gauge or 16g. Most gun piercings are to 20g or 18g and are carried out by relatively inexperienced non-professionals who may have had significantly less than several weeks of training. So if you should be considering stretching piercings to fit lower gauge ear jewellery, and have yet to own your ears pierced, then contain it done professionally. Associated with that all stretching can only just be to another gauge - since these decrease in twos, the next after 16g is 14g, and so on down. If you begin with a piercing gun at 20g, you've two stretchings to transport out before reaching 16g. However, sometimes older piercings at the bigger gauge number can accommodate a 16g taper, so they could have the ability to be stretched employing a taper that goes from 16g to 14g. New piercings, though, should be performed at 16g, and that means professional needle piercing, that will be generally less painful and heals quicker than the usual punched piercing carried out using a gun. After each gauge step, you must wait until your stretched piercing has time to develop a larger layer of skin so it can be extended further.