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Is it normal for your ear to continue bleeding when gauging them after a few days ?

Asked by kayysamm (435 points ) April 2nd, 2009

I started gauging my ears about two months ago and have jumped from size to size at a rather fast pace. My last jump was from a 2 to a 0. I had the 2 in for about 3 weeks because when I first did it would bleed a little. About three days ago I jumped to a 0 and both my ears still bleed at night when im not rolling the plug around. Is that okay ?

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Poser's avatar

No. Not even a little bit. Why would you do that to yourself? I’m sure your earlobes were perfect before you started turning them into doughnuts.

kayysamm's avatar

I started doing it because i was bored with my look and wanted a change. They will get smaller when I take them out and will return to normal size but I’m wondering what i should do about the bleeding.

Poser's avatar

Are you sure about that? I’ve heard that many people who take to some form of “artistic body mutilation” in their youth regret it later in life when they find that time, age, and gravity aren’t as kind as they’d hoped. If your avatar is a photo of you, then I daresay that your “look” had nothing to worry about.

Mr_M's avatar

Your ears are going to fall off. Super glue them to your head.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@kayysamm: I think the problem is that you made the jump too soon. I haven’t gauged my ears but the people I know who have tend to wait a few months between size changes. I would go back down to a 2 for now and if you’re still having problems, go back to a 4. It’ll take you a while to get to 0, but I think the problem should stop.

@Poser: She didn’t ask what any of us thought about it, she asked about a problem she is having. Try answering the question instead of telling her she’s going to regret this later.

kayysamm's avatar

@KatawaGrey: Thank you, if by tonight the dont stop the bleeding I may just do back down to the 2 to stay safe with the whole thing.

@Poser: My picture is a photo of me and the thing is I’m someone who gets bored easily with my look. I have 19 piercings and not a single one ever did this, this is why I am worried.

Poser's avatar

@kayysamm I wasn’t trying to criticize. I was only saying that it doesn’t seem necessary to me. A woman’s ears are a very seductive feature. I guess I just don’t understand holes in them big enough to put my fingers through. But to each their own. I hope you don’t scar yourself too badly. Or you do. Whichever you’re going for.

adreamofautumn's avatar

They shouldn’t even bleed when you do it, let alone for that long afterwards. If gauging is done correctly there will be no bleeding and minimal pain. I’d consider taking them out for awhile because something definitely got messed up in the procedure this time.

essieness's avatar

I have mine gauged up to a 0g and I did over a long period of time. It sounds like you did it too quickly. Did you use any neosporin or anything like that when you were stretching up? Did you use a taper? It’s important to use a taper before shoving the plug in. I would definitely back down to the 2g for a while and let your ears heal before going back up. Slow and steady wins the race.

kayysamm's avatar

@essieness: normally I use a taper when i go up sizes. i tranferred to a plug about a day ago because the taper was HUGE and looked a little silly. Normally when putting it in i cover it with some kind of gel i got from a friend made for gauging. I think going to the two may be the best idea.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I went from a 12 to a 4 lol. It bled for about a week after, bu then healed up fine. Just make sure you keep it clean and you should be fine.

kayysamm's avatar

@uberbatman: Wow, that is a huge jump. I haven’t jumped that big. But hopefully they will stop bleeding.

I love my ears like this and would hate for all the effort to go to waste.

Nimis's avatar

Haha…I totally misread that as gouging.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i’m really not sure, but i think they should be fine if you leave them at this size for quite awhile. it’s not good to jump that quickly, you can end up with blow outs, and have to wait for them to heal and start all over again.

vegelizabeth's avatar

I’m trying to jump from a 2 to a zero now, and am having the hardest time so i know how you feel! any suggestions?

slince's avatar

its ok even though they are not suspost to bleed .it just from puting them in to fast n then takeing them out when there not healed can caz bleeding to your ear .mine are at ½ now n when i want from a 2 to a 0 they bleed when i out pluges in then just dont worry about it to much it ok .

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