Asked by: Kari Blankensteinstyle and fashion body art
Are stretched ears still popular?
Last Updated: 31st March, 2021
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Similarly, it is asked, do people still wear gauges?
It will go back to normal. Yes, at a certain point they won't go back. Usually, that's past 10 mm. But even then, people who are thinking about whether or not gauging up is worth it have already considered this factor. Typically, gauges do go back to their normal size (20 gauge).
Secondly, are gauges bad for your ears? Skipping sizes or stretching when your ear aren't healed can cause a lot of problems. You can easily tear your ears. This can introduce infection, pain and bleeding, as well as hurt the elasticity in your ears. When you stretch your ears too quickly, you really aren't stretching your ears, but tearing your skin.
Similarly, you may ask, why is ear gauging popular?
"It used to go hand-in-hand with other piercings but now people just come in for ear stretching. "It is a slightly more committed body art than temporary practices or ear piercing. The more you stretch the skin, the more commitment you are expressing to a counter cultural look."
Can stretched ears go back to normal?
The truth is that most stretched ears will shrink at least a little if you remove your jewellery, but most will not go back to their unstretched gauge. Some people stretch to 6mm and find that their ears will not go back to normal, while others go far beyond that and their ears still close back up.