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.
Is ear stretching with tapers bad?
Tapers should only be used for short periods of time and should be followed by the insertion of a plug or tunnel made from high-quality materials. It is not recommended to wear tapers as jewelry as they are not designed to be worn for extended periods of time and can cause damage to the ear.
Is 0g to 00g a big jump?
Is 0g to 00g a big jump? Yes, it can be a big jump for some people. Going from 0g to 00g means stretching your earlobe by about 2mm, instead of 1mm, which can be a challenge for some. The use of 9mm plugs (which is an in-between size of 0g and 00g sizes) is an option, too.
Is it okay to sleep with tapers in?
A: It is not recommended to wear ear tapers to sleep, during exercise, or for more than a few hours. Tapers should be used exclusively to gradually stretch the ear to accommodate proper body jewelry.
Why shouldn't you leave tapers in?
Tapers have a distinctive shape – long and heavier on one side than the other. This uneven distribution of weight can lead to problems in your lobes over time, such as blowouts and damage.
How long does dead stretching take?
Dead stretching is a waiting game. We recommend waiting around 6 to 8 weeks between stretching from one gauge to the next at the smaller gauges. When you get into the larger gauges (over 0 gauge) it is recommended to wait even longer (12-14 weeks). This will vary from person to person.