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What is Ear Stretching?

Updated on February 15, 2013
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Ear Stretching Information

Ear stretching is exactly as it sounds. It is essentially using a taper, a piece of jewelry that comes tapers to a point which I will explain later, and putting it in your healed pierced ears and stretching them to a larger size. Of course there is a lot more to this and I highly suggest, if nothing else, that you read through this guide to make sure you are stretching safely. The last thing that you want to do is stretch your ears and tear them. Stretching can be dangerous if you don't do it right and it will prevent you from stretching to a bigger size. Patience is a virtue during stretching!

Why in the world do people do this? I'm sure if you mention it to someone that they will think it's gross. I know a lot of people who are grossed out by my plugs, but it's actually a body modification process that has been going on since way back in the ancient times. It actually comes along with stretching the septum, tongue, and lips; ear stretching it just more common out of the options.

During the ancient times, people didn't have the jewelry that we do now so they improvised. They used bones, horns, wood, stone, shells, teeth, and claws! They would sharpen them until they were the size that they needed and stretch there ears. The options were endless back then. It's so common they mummified bodies have been found with stretched ear lobes from 3300 BC!

Gautama Buddha, yes the guy who taught and founded Buddhism which is still practiced today, even had stretched ears. He was super wealthy so he was known for wearing heavy gold earrings and really nice stones. The weight from all his jewelry, since it was heavy from the nice material, actually stretched his ears so much that they were permanently stretched.

Ear stretching goes in an out of style for some people. I personally love my stretched ears and I will never go back. Others stretch just for the trend of it and get bored eventually. Some people will want to hurry and get to a big size, but you're not going to be cool if your earlobes are two dangly things. I have heard second hand from a tattoo shop of a guy who stretched too far, too fast and this happened to him. Don't think that it can't happen to you, but it's very possible if you don't take care of your lobes!


Ear Stretching Starter Kit

Body Jewelry Plugs & Tapers

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Ready To Start Stretching Your Ears?

So are you ready? If you're wanting to stretch your ears, or at the very least are thinking about it (because it is an investment of time and patience), then you're in the right place. We're going to take you through the entire process of stretching your ears, but please just make sure if you do nothing else that you are always safely stretching! You never want to skip sizes and you always want to take good care of your ears. You are modifying a part of your body and you need nice lobes to get to that gorgeous size that you're aiming for!

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