Wednesday, September 29, 2010

1. Ear Stretching Basics

Ok, ear stretching.
Started in Africa by various tribes, this is a well known form of body modification which has spread throughout modern culture. Even the famous starts on MTV and Vh1 now are stretching their ears. Ear Stretching is done by slowly increasing the lobe size by small increments. Jewelry is measured by gauge sizes, increasing in diameter while lowering the gauge size. (18g is a regular piercing, 00 is about the size of a pencil, etc.)
The initial stretch is done several different ways, with the taper being the most popular. A taper is a cylindrical cone that's diameter is increased as the length is pushed through you ear. After that,, a plug is used..
Update will be tomorrow getting into more depth.

41 comments:

  1. I'm starting ear stretching today xD

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  2. That sounds like it hurts xD. Just sharing some love :P

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  3. Owww...I could never do that to my ear

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  4. this kind of freaks me out... not my thing, but you have my respect

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  5. I like this blog. I'll check back tomorrow for a new update :)

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  6. I wanna get a 4" disc in my lower lip and be badass like the ones on nat geo...

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  7. My mother would not approve of this.

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  8. I've always wanted to just pull someones ear that has had this done and see if it pulls apart like play dough.

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  9. can't wait to start modifying my body!

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  10. Man, I couldn't do that. I have a lot of body piercings myself, but when I take them out they heal up. These don't heal, they just leave your earlobe all saggy...

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  11. Ear stretching is friggin disgusting

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  12. My mom would rip my ear off if I did this =/

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  13. I'm glad that you prefaced it with a little historical context on where this body modification began. Good info to know, keep it up!

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  14. I never liked that ear stretching :S

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  15. I wanna get a can of motor oil into my ear... but dang, motor oil dont come in cans no more i'm just real old... so i'll settle for a can of campbells soup in my ear....

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  16. it's kinda cool, but at the same time since it's irreversible i'd never do it.

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  17. i dont think i could do that

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  18. that's really weird , i would never do it

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  19. I was never quite sure how these things got popular among white folk.

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  20. Not for me, sounds too painful. I know a few people who would want to do this though. I'll be sure to refer them here.

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  21. what's going to happen when you're 65 with huge saggy ass holes in ur ear?

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  22. ear-stretching looks nice, but it gets ugly, once the hole gets to big :/

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  23. i like to stretch my ear once in a while but not like that lol

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  24. I got my ears punctured at 8g and stretched to 6g right away. Kinda burned for a while but pain isn't really anything to me.

    Got to 0g for a year and a half and then took them out. I should have got a chest tattoo instead.

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  25. Not a big fan of ear stretching to be honest

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  26. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  27. i was up to 1/2 inch but got tired of having to wear jewelry, its amazing how well the hole will close....

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