Arka - Ear Stretching Jewellery Shop in the UK.
Ear Stretchers, Tapers and Plugs 316L
|Ear Stretchers, Tapers and Expanders, Surgical Steel 316L|
Straight and curved ear stretchers and expanders, hooks, tusks and crescents all in 316L Surgical Steel and Titanium.
People have different ways of stretching their ear lobes.
My prefered method is to use a taper or spiral, and do it myself, slowly.
Choose a taper that is one or two millimeters above the size of your present hole. Dont be tempted to rush, and go up 2 or 3mm in one go, this increases the risk of infection, and produces scar tissue.
If you are starting from scratch, ie from a standard earring piercing, then you need to choose a very small expander... 1.6mm or 2mm if possible. Insert the expander as far as it will go, and then over the next few hours or days even, Gradually push the expander further in, until it reaches the widest part. You are then ready to insert your new jewellery. Always remember to soak your lobes in a salt water solution, during and after stretches. This greatly reduces the risk of infections and speeds up the healing process.