Body modification is one of the most personal forms of self expression out there. It brings your body under your own control and lets you make all the decisions. If you’re ready to break into the world of body modification, it’s crucial that you do your research, though, in order to stay safe and express yourself in a healthy way. When it comes to ear stretching, that means knowing your limits, knowing how quickly you can move between Ear Stretching Sizes, and knowing which sanitation and aftercare techniques will help you along the way. It also doesn’t hurt to know where to go to get the widest option of plugs, tunnels, and other products to truly customize your look.
Assuming you’re a beginner, you’ll need to get down the basics before you go out and buy your first piece, especially if you’re trying to shop around online. As a side note, buying your body jewelry online is actually much more reliable than you might think. King’s Body Jewelry, one of the top shops for almost any kind of jewelry around, has hundreds of pieces to choose from in a huge range of styles, sizes, and materials, which makes it easy to find the perfect look in one shopping trip. Compare that to going down to the local piercing shop and having to pick through the handful of over priced options they have on display, and you can see why online shopping is honestly the better way to go.
But before you browse through King’s Body Jewelry’s inventory, you need to know what you’re looking for. When you’re first starting out you’re going to want pieces that have a high gauge number. Ear stretching sizes go from high numbers to low numbers, so 16 and 14 gauge pieces are about the size of a standard earring while 00 gauge pieces are the really thick 10mm (3/8”) pieces that leave your lobes obviously stretched once you take them out. If your ears have never been pierced before, you’ll have to start with the standard earring size, and you need to wait at least 3 to 4 months before you even begin stretching into the next gauge because your ears need time to heal and strengthen. Ear stretching is very much a matter of patience, so don’t rush into it. In the meantime, if you really want the full gauge look, King’s has plenty of fake plug earrings that fit the standard pierced ear and create the illusion of a larger gauge.
After your ears have had time to heal, you can begin stretching. Never go up more than one size at a time, and don’t try to skip sizes. Stretching your ears farther than they’re ready to go can cause some serious damage, so take it slow. As you’re starting into body modification, you’ll find King’s Body Jewelry’s stretching kits to be extremely helpful. These full sized kits include every piece you need to work your way up from standard piercings to 00 gauge plugs, including one taper and a pair of plugs or tunnels for every single gauge size you’ll work through. There are also advanced stretching kits for people who want to stretch their ears beyond the usual gauges and up to as much of a stretch at 2 inches! And on the opposite end of the spectrum, if you’re only looking to go up a gauge or too, King’s Body Jewelry also offers three piece sets of tapers and plugs or tunnels in individual ear stretching sizes, so you can cherry pick how far you want to go.
Don’t forget to check out King’s after care kits as well. The Ultimate Piercing & Stretching Aftercare Kit includes everything you need to keep your piercings clean, moisturized, and strong, promoting health and ensuring your stretching journey is a healthy one.