What is the meaning of ear stretching?

Ear stretching is the process of expanding an earlobe piercing hole over several months. This is a type of aesthetic body modification. Some people stretch the hole just a little bit to accommodate larger earring posts. Other people stretch their ears until it’s possible to see through the hole.

Can you get your ears stretched professionally?

Ear gauging, also known as ear stretching, is a process where the ear is gradually stretched out for the purpose of wearing larger piercings. If you want to stretch your ear lobes, the best advice is to have a professional do it. This ensures that the gauges turn out the way you want them.

What do you call stretched ears?

The word “gauge,” when referring to the jewelry itself, is actually a made-up slang term for “stretched earlobes.” People who aren’t too familiar with the proper terms used in body modification refer to gauges as the jewelry. The gauge is the size of piercings before they turn into an inch.

Why do people stretch?

Stretching can boost your flexibility and range of motion. It can also improve your circulation, and reduce pain, stress, and tension in your muscles. Stretching can be especially beneficial after sleeping, exercising, or sitting in the same position for several hours.

Is ear stretching permanent?

Almost any hole in the ear eventually doesn’t close. So, for the people stretching their ear holes with the gauges, it’s a permanent thing.

Do I have to go to a piercer to stretch my ears?

Ear stretching can be done as soon as you want. The only real condition is that you need to have a completely healed piercing before you start. It’s best to wait up to 6 months (sometimes longer) to make sure it’s fully healed and you’ll be able to stretch evenly.

What type of people stretch their ears?

Asian hill tribes The Lahu tribe from Thailand and the Karen-Padaung from Myanmar are two known Asian tribes that practice ear stretching. They both believe that they should wear as much jewelry as possible because ears are revered as sacred.

Why do cultures stretch their ears?

People from various cultures and time periods throughout the world have stretched their earlobes because the cartilage of the ear has adequate strength to hold up large pieces of jewelry placed in pierced and stretched earlobes.

What is ear stretching and why do people do it?

For some cultures ear stretching has signified coming of age, a beauty enhancer, for sexuality, religious reasons, and now its been widely adopted in the body modification community. What does ear stretching feel like? After stretching your ears may feel warm and often feel a slight tingle or sting. (but not enough to be in pain).

What is the difference between gauging and stretched ears?

Stretched ears are when a person has stretched their ear lobes to the size that they desire. Stretched ears can go up to 3″ and even beyond that sometimes. They are NOT called ” gauging /gauges” despite what anyone says, it’s called stretching. A gauge is just the measurement.

What is ear stretching jewelry called?

The ear stretching jewelry are called plugs, tunnels, eyelets, hangers. What is ear stretching blowout? Overstretching tends to result in a buildup of scar tissue and reduction of healthy blood flow It can also cause an unsightly “blowout,” in which a section of skin pushes out to the back of the ear lobe.

How do you use an ear plug to stretch your ears?

Insert your plug into the hole once the taper goes all the way through. Once you’ve first started the stretching process, the most important part is to wait. If you stretch your ears too much and too fast, you can tear or injure your ear cartilage.