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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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.1