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The Precautions to Follow During Ear Stretching

There is an increasing trend of Ear Stretching across the world and people are undergoing this practice in a bid to accommodate larger jewellery with fashion. But, before you undergo this process it is necessary that you take some precautions to avoid further complications. This is the age-old tradition which was first started in India, South America, East Asian Countries and Other old Civilizations of Egypt. It is considered to be the symbol of beauty, status and both. If you are planning to undergo this procedure it is necessary to get the job done by professional piercing experts. There are some precautions which you need to follow in order to avoid the complications and pain which you may experience during the process.


Piercing Earlobes Gradually

If you already have your ear pierced of 18-20 size and you want to stretch the ear to ear gauge of 00 then don’t pierce a large hole. You must start gradually as punching the hole can simply eliminate the chunk of tissue from your earlobes. This may make the sizing back down and starting the process gradually provides sufficient healing time and hence preventing any scars and restoring the flexibility of the lobes.

Maintaining Hygiene

Prior to starting the Ear Stretching process, it is necessary that you maintain a proper hygiene. You must prefer applying vitamin E oil on your earlobes to soften it and also apply warm water compress on the areas to enhance circulation and maximize the flexibility of the loves which would become easier for stretching.


There are many acrylic tapers which you must avoid using as it can easily release toxins. You must also avoid using the bone plugs or wood, instead, you may make use of stainless steel tapers which are safe and make the process easier and simpler for you.