When can I stretch from 14g to 12g?
This is a good ear size chart to determine how long you should wait in between stretches: 16g to 14g – 1 month. 14g to 12g – 1 month. 12g to 10g – 1.5 months.
How long should you wait between sizing up gauges?
They’re usually a sign that you’re stretching your ears too quickly. To minimize your chances of developing a blowout, patience is key. Wait 4 to 6 weeks before increasing the size of your gauge, and only go up one size at a time.
Can I start stretching with a 14 gauge?
14 gauge is a good size to start if you have worn regular earrings daily for a long time. The difference is pretty small between the 2 sizes, but you for sure don’t want to push it too hard on your 1st stretch (since your ears have never been stretched before).
How long does it take for a 14 gauge earring to heal?
Piercings on your ear lobes usually take about 6 weeks to heal. However, piercings on the side of your ear (cartilage) can take anywhere from 4 months to 1 year to heal.
Can I stretch from 18g to 14g?
Recommended Taper Kits This is a great beginners kit— most normal piercings are at an 18g or 16g, so starting by stretching to 14g would be fine. (I know I say to never skip sizes, but the jump from 18g to 14g is really, really tiny. As you go up in gauge, the jump between sizes gets much bigger).
Can you stretch your ears after 2 weeks?
Ear stretching can be done as soon as you want. The only real condition is that you need to have a completely healed piercing before you start. It’s best to wait up to 6 months (sometimes longer) to make sure it’s fully healed and you’ll be able to stretch evenly.
Can I put a 16g in a 14g piercing?
Yes all day you can. However, the 16g post is thinner than the 14g. Downsizing is not an issue unless you’ve got a large collection of 14g jewelry that you wish to wear again. Downsizing to 16g is safe as long as it is healed.
What gauge can shrink back?
Most people can stretch up to 0 gauge and shrink their ears back without having an issue. Whether you will be able to do the same depends on many factors including: How quickly you heal to the actual stretching process. The amount of scar tissue from stretching (if there is any)
Can you stretch from a 20g to a 14g?
If your ears were pierced properly at a professional piercing studio, your ears were most likely pierced at 16g, but you should ask your piercer to make sure. You will stretch to a 14g if you are starting at 16g. It would be safe to start your stretching at 16g for either 18g or 20g piercings.
How long does it take for 1/2 inch gauges to close?
Once it fits properly, go down another size until you reach the smallest gauge. Once you reach this point, your hole should be able to close on its own. This entire process usually takes at least 2 months.