Begin pushing the taper through the hole, inserting the thinner side into the piercing first. Go slowly. If you experience any discomfort, you've done too much. Put your plug in at the thicker end of the taper so you can insert it into the stretched piercing immediately.
How long do you leave tapers in before putting plugs in?
Stretching with Tapers Timeframe In the ear stretching process, typically up to 24 hours during a given interval is the maximum amount of time that you would want to allow for wearing tapers before switching over to ear piercing plugs.
How do you gauge your ears for the first time?
Wash and dry your hands and earlobe. Take your tape of choice and wrap it around your plugs 2-3 times. This will gradually and safely make a difference in your stretch size. Wash and lubricate the plug, insert slowly into your ear, and allow time to heal.
Do you sleep with ear stretchers?
Additionally, removing your gauges before bed can help prevent them from falling out or getting caught on anything during the night. So if you're considering ear stretching or already have gauges, it's important to remove them before you go to sleep to ensure the best possible outcome for your ear health.
Can I leave tapers in overnight?
Typically you will keep the ear tapers in your ears for no longer than a day before replacing them with the single flare plug. You really do not want to wear the ear tapers for longer than 4 days. Ear Tapers are very difficult to sleep in.
Why do my stretched ears look wrinkly?
As the earlobe ages it loses collagen and elastin, becoming less dense and more flaccid and taking on a wrinkled, irregular appearance. The preauricular area may also deteriorate, with the appearance of vertical wrinkles that make the ear look even more aged.