How many layers of tape do I need to stretch my ears?
If you’re unsure about how many layers of tape to wrap around your jewelry, add one layer at a time and reinsert the plugs into your piercing until the the plugs feel tight. Wear your plugs for a few days until you’re able to slide them in and out easily.
What kind of tape do you use to stretch your ears?
PTFE Tape. PTFE is a great and inexpensive tape that you can use to stretch. The good things about it is that it is very reasonable in price, non-adhesive so it only sticks to itself, super thin so you can slowly increase your size, and it doesn’t irritate your ears like some tapes do (such as electric tape).
How do you stretch your ears past 00?
GENERALLY USED TO STRETCH PAST 10MM (00G) When plugs get bigger, so do the jumps between sizes. This is where the taping method comes into its own and bridges these gaps. Simply put, the taping method involves wrapping tape around your current jewellery to gradually increase its diameter.
Is Teflon tape safe for stretching ears?
The Teflon (PTFE) tape is designed to move with you. Both easy to use and great for stretching at a slow pace, snag a roll of our tape today to help with your ear stretching journey!
How long do you leave tapers in?
How long should I wait between each stretch? Before you move on to the next stretch, it’s best to wait for at least a month between stretches but ideally you should wait for 6-8 weeks.
How long should you leave tapers in?
Let your ear heal for 4 to 8 weeks. Stretching your ears again before 4 weeks will increase the chance of getting tissue blowout a great deal. Waiting longer is better. The body heals the outside first. This means the skin of the piercing will look healed, but the inside tissue is still healing.
What material is best for stretching ears?
Steel. Steel, specifically 316l surgical steel, is widely considered the best choice when stretching your ears from one gauge to another. It can be boiled or autoclaved (if you have one available) and is non-porous, which greatly reduces the chance for infection.
Can I use electrical tape to stretch my ears?
There is also the risk of infection. Teflon tapes and bondage tape are commonly used to stretch the ears. You will need to buy PTFE Teflon Tape and make sure you have a pair of clean sterile scissors. Never be tempted to use duct tape, household tape or electrical tape.
How to start stretching your ears?
Step One: Pierce Your Ears. This is an obvious first step,but you will need to have your ears pierced if you don’t already have them done.
Is ear stretching permanent?
There won’t be any permanent damage to if stretched properly, used the right methods and materials, and proper care to piercing and stretches. The professionals who do ear gauging or stretching would have your ear skin elasticity and vascularity observed first and foremost.
What is ear stretching?
History and culture. Ear stretching is a ritual that has been practiced by people all over the world from ancient times. Bone, horn, wood, and stone were generally carved for ear stretching, but other organic materials that had the right shape naturally, from shells to teeth and claws, have also been used.