Saturday, 6 November 2010

I've stretched my ear, will my piercing shrink back?

Well the answer to that question isn't simple and depends on the speed that you stretched and how far you have gone. If you stretch the piercing to fast can cause tearing in your piercing and this can develop scar tissue. So the rule of thumb is too stretch slowly.

Miss Shimmer body jewellery has a variety of stretchers to help you stretch your ear lobes slowly and safely. Our U shaped Bull Horn Tapers will help you achieve your desired piercing, and these tapers will enable you to stretch out your piercing without tearing.

Alternatively you could use ear stretching straight tapers, but before starting stretching you should consider how large you want to stretch your piercing too.
Most piercing stretchers go to 00g/10mm which is it recommended if you wish to reduce your piercing at a later date. However there is no guarantee that your piercing will shrink back without surgery and it must be taken into consideration that scar tissue is a major factor in shrinkage.

Another factor to take into consideration if you should wish to shrink down is the age of your piercing. It has been suggested that after several years a piercing may shrink down a little but it is unlikely to go back to where it started.

We strongly advice that you bare that in mind before stretching and to stretch slow.

Well that's enough for today got to go do some work, until next time…..take it easy

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