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There are many different methods of stretching, but they all work toward the same result: increasing the size of your hole. The key to stretching is time. The slower you stretch, the easier and more comfortable it will be, and the further you will be able to go.
Stretched labret: ensuring longevity & minimizing damage
There is no single right way to stretch a piercing, but there are definitely many wrong ways. Stretching a piercing requires a long-lasting conversation with your body. You need to be able to recognize and respect your limits and the limits of your body.
The most important thing to remember about stretching is this: be patient. This is a gradual process, and the slower you go, the healthier your piercing will be and the bigger you can ultimately get it. Going too fast can not only damage your tissue, but can limit your ability to stretch later because of scarring or thinned skin. Whatever method you choose to use, take your time!
One way to get an idea if you are ready for the next size is to pull your jewelry downwards. Can you see light through the hole above the jewelry? You may be able to just pop the next size in; just keep in mind this jewelry should be non-porous and non-reactive, such as implant-grade titanium, steel, glass, or some varieties of stone. A taper is a tool, about the same length as a piercing needle, that gradually increases in thickness over a few inches, from a thinner end at one size to a thicker end of the next larger size.
Newer jewelry is pressed against the larger end, so that as the taper is passed through the piercing, the jewelry follows, making for a more gradual and therefore easier transition to the larger size—more so than simply working in the blunt end of larger jewelry. This is especially useful with harder-to-stretch piercings like nostril, nipple, and navel piercings.
Lastly, while the tapering method can be useful when starting to stretch earlobe piercings, at larger sizes, tapers are no longer recommended.
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In these cases, if larger jewelry cannot be easily inserted without a taper, the stretch may be too big or too soon. While not effective in all piercings, putting multiple pieces of jewelry in one piercing is sometimes an option, especially in ears and inner labia.
This is just one reason to keep all your older, smaller jewelry; you can still use it to stretch. Since stretches can get more difficult as you go larger, you might find that eventually you can no longer just jump from one size straight to the next. One method to prevent over-stressing your holes is to use tape to make your plugs bigger by much smaller increments.
While jewelry is measured by diameter, what your body is feeling is circumference—and there is an incrementally greater difference between one size and the next. Simply wrap one layer or more of tape around the jewelry and re-insert it into the piercing.
You will repeat this method over time, gradually adding more tape and thus increasing the size of the hole. But not just any tape will do.
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What you are using to wrap should be inert and free of adhesives. That's right, the tape used to wrap pipe thre and seal plumbing ts.
Bondage or vet tape has been effectively used by some, but as this is PVC, it is more reactive and is not suggested for prolonged contact with skin. Taping is not a suggested method for enlarging all piercings, but tends to be effective on earlobes and some septum piercings.
Adding weight to a piercing in order to gradually stretch it is a common technique in many cultures. However, there are a few things to remember: you should only wear weights in a completely healed piercing—one that is years old, not months. With earlobes, you might need to work up from wearing weights, wearing them for only a couple of hours at a time, to avoid soreness or even headaches.
But if you experience any thinning of the skin the weight rests on, you should stop wearing them and switch to lighter jewelry. If you know for sure that you want to go really big, there are methods to start your initial piercing with larger gauge jewelry. Stop by and talk to a piercer to hear about your options. Stretching a piercing is like healing one: it involves a dialogue with your body and a journey of discovery. Check out our stretching tips for more information about stretching, including various tips and tricks to make the process easier.
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