Do you want to wear that amazing piece of jewellery but the piercing in your ear is not big enough to sport the look? The solution to this problem is ear stretching. In the process, ears are stretched so that a person can wear a particular piece of jewellery. And you can try to reduce the size of the stretched ear back to normal size by opting certain measures but it is a long process and requires a generous amount of dedication. One can try nasal septum piercings or even tongue piercings. The piercings will stretch to a certain limit through a slow process. If extreme measures are taken to facilitate the process, it may disorient the ear and cause hypertrophic scars.
It is a simple process. It begins by piercing the ear in a normal manner. The size of the piercing is measured in gauges. It ranges from 0g to 20g. normally, ears are pierced at 16g to 18g. Tapers are basically the main tool for the process of ear stretching. Acrylic is a lightweight material which is used to make tapers. Plugs and Tunnels are also used for ear stretching. But the most commonly used method is tapered. Plugs are comfortable for long-term usage. You begin with a gauge of small size and then slowly increase the size of the gauge. Each earring has to be worn for at least a month. Then only, one should move forward to the next size(increased).
When you get your ears pierced, you should keep certain things in mind to take care of your ear. Certain precautionary measures should be opted such as using Jojoba oil or Vitamin E oil or Vaseline or any other generic petroleum jelly to massage the earlobe, to basically keep it lubricated.