What size is after 1/2 inch gauges?

Ear Gauge to MM Conversion Table

Gauge Millimeters(mm) Inches
00g 10 mm 3/8″
11 mm 7/16″
12 mm 1/2″
14 mm 9/16″

How long does it take to stretch ears to 1 2?

That said, you’ll be looking at a few months, usually around 4 months for smaller gauges, all the way up to a year or two for larger gauges. Note: Whilst there is a common ‘point of no return size’ for ear stretching, every ear is different and some may not close at all after a certain size.

What ear size is after 5 8?

Ear Stretching Sizes Converted From Gauge to mm and Inch

Millimeters (mm) Inches (“)
14mm 9/16″
15mm 19/32″
16mm 5/8″
17mm 0.67″

What the biggest size you can stretch your ears and still close up?

What size can I stretch up to without permanent damage? There are a lot of different opinions on this topic, but the majority of professionals in the body modification industry recommend never going any larger than 2 – 0 gauge if you want your ears to totally close up where you can’t see through them.

What is the best way to stretch your ears?

One of the best times to stretch is right after a hot shower, when your skin is most elastic and pliable. Begin by washing your hands, and have your new jewelry and taper ready. Massage some of your lubricant into your ears, and begin to push your taper (small end first!) through one ear.

How do you stretch your ears?

To stretch your ears, you would get a set of tapers, push the taper all the way through the hole, and replace it with a gauge the same size as the end of the taper. By the time you complete the set, your ears should be stretched as large as you want. Never wear tapers as jewelry.

What is ear stretching?

History and culture. Ear stretching is a ritual that has been practiced by people all over the world from ancient times. Bone, horn, wood, and stone were generally carved for ear stretching, but other organic materials that had the right shape naturally, from shells to teeth and claws, have also been used.