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Gauging or "stretching" your ears

  1. Cayden Ryan profile image60
    Cayden Ryanposted 7 years ago

    I personally gauged my ears to teach myself to have the will to not rush. Every once in awhile I will let them shrink down and start over. It's not as much for attention as it is to teach myself waiting for things is worth it, what are your thoughts?

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    I have gauged ears (multiple gauges in each ear), but I don't see any need to let them shrink down and then re-stretch them.

    Having gone through college and graduate school and earned my degrees, having saved money up so that I could travel or make major purchases seems to have been more than enough to teach me how to wait for things that I wish.

    1. Cayden Ryan profile image60
      Cayden Ryanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      study the tribes that started ear gauging in africa, I let them shrink for several reasons, one, I have gauges I like in smaller sizes, two, sometimes one will fall out, so I shrink the other so they are even, and three, I don't want to go terribly big, but I enjoy making them bigger

  3. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    What the heck is "gauging"?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Putting things in the earlobe, to make the earring hold larger. I think. hmm  I have seen some people walking around with ones in their earlobes, the size of quarters.

      I don't see the attraction, but to each their own. smile

    2. Cayden Ryan profile image60
      Cayden Ryanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Honestly, no offense @cagsil it's not about fashion or appearence for alot of people, that's only what a fraction of people do it for, most who get that big are addicted, not many at all do it for the original reasons

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    why?  why? why?  hmm:

    1. Cayden Ryan profile image60
      Cayden Ryanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      bored, something to do, lol, it doesn't hurt anymore, just stretches on it's own hmm

  5. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Ray!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're welcome Habee. smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Man, I remember my mom stretching  my ears as a kid as she dragged me into the wood shed. She had a guage she used on me ass too.

  7. TheGlassSpider profile image83
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    What *are* the original reasons?

    I'm pretty open-minded about stuff like this--I like tattoos and piercings; I have some myself. But I just have to admit (and please don't be offended), that this particular type of bodily adornment really makes me feel squeamish. I would never suggest that anyone not do it if they wanted to...but I literally find it difficult to look at. sad

    I wonder why it creeps me out so much.

    1. Cayden Ryan profile image60
      Cayden Ryanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      probably the gaping empty holes it creates, it started in Africa as a sign of respect, the larger your holes, the more you were thought of, because the process takes time. I do it to teach myself patience, like I said, but it's not as morbid as most people think

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image83
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, thanks for answering smile

        I guess we all have different lessons to tackle and different ways to learn them. My tattoos commemorate things I had to learn as well, so I can understand that.

  8. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I actually saw someone today working at Target that had both ears guaged about the size of a quarter. 

    It does make me wonder why someone would do it, just as a curiousity issue, not a judgmental issue.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I member once seein' an African with a milk can in his ear. Cool. wonder how he done that?

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image83
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very carefully and slowly, I'm sure.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I know they dint have KY back then ither.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image83
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  11. Loreen Lane profile image60
    Loreen Laneposted 7 years ago

    I'm waiting for the next big fad-LIP PLATES. Remember those old Nat'l Geographic mags with the pictures of the women in Africa & other contries.
    Oh please no!

    1. Cayden Ryan profile image60
      Cayden Ryanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!! I can promise I will not be a part of that, though if someone is into that... more power to them!

  12. aeraxbites profile image60
    aeraxbitesposted 7 years ago

    I've never thought of gauging for that reason, I like it, at least your learning something in benifit other than people who just do it because its "the new thing".

    1. Cayden Ryan profile image60
      Cayden Ryanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      why thank you!

  13. Pearldiver profile image85
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    What the hell do you want to stretch your luggs for??? lol

    That is such a strange thing to do. Would you not benefit more from picking your nose with your knees?? hmm

    If this is a method of slowing yourself down... Would you not be better off wearing your shoes back-the-front? hmm

  14. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Those gaping holes would be good for an apprentice builder applying putty LMAO.

  15. Pearldiver profile image85
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Or helping you eat spagetti on a very windy day; if they didn't give you black eyes first lol

    1. blondepoet profile image78
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO

  16. Miss Chriss profile image59
    Miss Chrissposted 7 years ago

    I haven't the foggiest what the average persons' reason is to gauge their ears. I've recently started looking into gauging my own ears, but for the simple and harmless reason that I just plain like the way they look, and I think it would look attractive on me.

  17. pierced_celt profile image60
    pierced_celtposted 6 years ago

    PLEASE.... for the love of God. The term is stretching not guaging.guage refers to the thickness of the jewellery andd not the procedure itself. Oh and lip plates have already made it into modern society, websites like BME and Bodymod.org have lots of information and pics of them.

 
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