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0g to 00g stretching advice?

Asked by yasminemaried (22points) December 27th, 2012

I have been at 0g (tunnels, not tapers) for about two months or so now and I just bought 00g silicone tunnels, but I am having the hardest time getting them in. Also, the silicone tunnels I bought are from spencers and feel thick and are flared st both ends so when I pinch them it doesn’t help much. Any advice or help to get them in?

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bookish1's avatar

Hey @yasminemaried , welcome to Fluther. I’ve been at 0g for years.
Silicone tunnels are a really bad way to stretch your piercings, because they are squishy!!! I would never attempt to gauge with silicone.

Can you buy some glass tapers instead? That is better than stone, metal, or plastic, because you can thoroughly clean them and there are no invisible grooves for bacteria to live in. Spencer’s may not be the best place to find gauging equipment. If you can order things online, I highly recommend the shop. If not, at least find someone with serious piercings at Spencer’s, Hot Topic, or a piercing shop to guide you.

When you find a taper you want to use, be sure to clean it thoroughly in hot water and soap. The best time to try is after a hot shower. Spray Bactine on the taper and the hole in your ear lobe. If it doesn’t go in, don’t force it. You don’t want to hurt yourself. It might take a couple days of trying this process to succeed in getting the 00g taper in.

Good luck!

El_Cadejo's avatar

I agree with @bookish1 the best way to gauge, especially once you get up to that size is with a taper. Anything else wont really work good and could be quite painful.

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