I have my ears pierced and at 10 gauge right now. I'm going to stretch them to a 2 or 0 once I'm in college and my parents don't have a say. I'm just wondering what girls think about stretched lobes. I'm going to get them stretched regardless of what people say, but I'm curious to see what most people think. If you don't know gauges, 10 is 2.4mm, 2 is 6mm or 1/4", and 0 is 8mm or 5/16" in diameter.
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Even though it doesn't specifically mention stretched ears, I would think that a company that is fine with facial piercings and tattoos would be fine with stretched ears.
I like them quite a bit on the right person, if they don't go crazy with it and try to stretch too much, too often, and end up ripping their lobes. I've had my ears gauged for about four years now. But I settled at 00g about two years ago and will probably stay there for a while because I'm teetering on the edge of 'no return'. At this size, I could take them out sometime in the future and they'll shrink back to like a 12g or something, give or take a size. Which with normal earrings in, won't look any different than a standard 20g ear piercing to the 'untrained eye'. If I go any bigger, that may not be possible. In the meantime, I have a pair of orange glass plugs that I wear. In any case, yes, I like them. =] 2g and 0g aren't outrageous at all on most people. It's when the size of the jewelry causes the shape of the ear itself to distort [lobes bulging out away from the shell of the ear] that I start finding them less attractive. At the size I'm at, my ears are still the same shape they've always been and I want to keep it that way.
My gauges are at 4 at the moment, I'm not sure how big I'm gonna go. Good for you, you only live once; don't worry about what people say. Not everyone can understand tattooing and body piercings, and their not asked to. It doesn't matter if she's gotta get a job or not, they have flesh colored plugs she can put in. In my opinion; I'm a girl with gauges. More power to yuh. =]
It reminds me of reading National Geographic magazine as a kid. I'd see tribespeople in Brazil or somewhere with their ears stretched bizarrely out of proportion, and wonder what kind of primitive thinking could possess them to maim themselves in this way. Now I see it on the street of America, and scratch my head. It also makes me wonder if these people will have earlobes sadly sagging to their waists when they're 70 years old.
Good luck getting a good job with that, and plus I am guessing your ear lobe doesn't go back to normal after you stretch it that far so when you get older what you are going to do with big ass hoops for earlobes, or did you not think that far into your future because your so p*ssed off at your parents, for not wanting you to do something that stupid.