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?
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.