Ear Stretching Difficulties


So recently I got my ear pierced, so I can start stretching it, and after reading over my college’s extensive guidelines for uniform, they established that I can have a single stud. So, asking the piercing place, they suggested these pretty plain white plugs, with the black o-ring grips to keep them in place, and well, I’ve had difficulties stretching them, and taking them out/putting them back in.

And I was wondering whether it’s just me.

I’m on my third plug now, I’m not sure how big it is, as I got a pack of nine, taking me from 1.6mm (I think…), all the way up to 10mm.The piercing stud was a pain to get out, why was it so difficult, I have no idea why they make them damn things so hard to take off! But the plug went in easily enough, until I tried to get it through the back, and I’m not sure whether it’s a common thing, or whether I got it pierced slightly wonky, but I had to wiggle it slightly to the left? right? ur, towards my head, to get it in. Then I faced my second dilemma, the back hole was smaller than the front. I’m not sure how, but I had no problem getting it in, or all the way to the back, I could feel the plug at the back of the hole, but I really did have to force it through that last layer and out. And it bled a little bit, but nothing major.

After that, all was fine, and once I got used to the peculiarities of the wiggling to get through, I had no problems, and moving up to what I suspect was a 2mm plug was fine too, it went through the back no problems either, no blood, very little pain.

But this time when I upsized, not sure how big, but significantly bigger, it hurt quite a lot, and I had to numb the back with ice before I dared push it through, and it still hurts a little, a day later. I know I probably scaled it up too quickly, but I’m impatient, it didn’t really bleed, and it’s been fine apart from a slight pain. And now, thinking of my next upsizing, I’m dreading the part where I have to wiggle it around to get it through, because it hurts, and I’m wondering, surely there’s got to be a point where the hole is stretched big enough that I don’t need to wiggle it?

If any of my readers have any advide, tips, stories or personal experiences, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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  1. I would advise that you dont jump up the plug size too fast as this could cause further issues, such as a tear. Try having a nice hot bath for 30 minutes, resting your ear tips under the hot water to soften the tissue before you attempt to size up your flesh plug. You will find it causes much less pain this way. Hope that helps.

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