large gauge ear piercing

I find that the most fascinating thing behind body piercing is why people choose to decorate their bodies. Everyone has a different reason, and the best part is that none of the reasons are wrong. Although, the most common reason is, “because it looks good”! The guy in the picture above is no exception

This guy came to visit me earlier in the week and had no piercings at all! Fascinated by seeing others with stretched earlobes, he came in to inquire how you go about stretching your earlobes. There are several ways to do it, the most common is to simply pierce the ear, let it heal and then slowly stretch up one gauge size every 2-3 months. This process is very slow moving and requires a lot of patience. My ear lobes were pierced at 18g and stretched to 1″ in diameter over a period of 5.5 years! But this is not the only way to have stretched earlobes.

Since this guy had never had his ear pierced, I was able to start his piercings much larger than a standard 18g(1mm). We decided on a pair of 0g(8mm) glass plugs which fit the size and shape of his ear perfectly. The procedure is done using a larger gauge piercing needle, which removes no tissue, allowing the body to use all that healthy tissue and heal the wound rapidly. Sounds painful? It’s not nearly as bad as you would think. Since our needles are designed specifically for piercing, they slide through the skin like butter. A quick pinch and a little sting and the whole procedure is done in a matter of seconds. Using a freehand piercing technique, I am able to relieve the tissue from the damage the forceps would usually cause!

If 0g sounds huge to you, it’s okay! Large gauge lobes aren’t for everyone! I offer ear piercing in any size: 18g, 16g, 14g, 12g, 10g, 8g, 6g, 4g, 2g, and og!


~ by Born This Way Body Arts on June 8, 2010.

One Response to “large gauge ear piercing”

  1. […] fact, you can have you ear pierced starting at various gauges. Find out more about it [here]. Share this:TwitterRedditFacebookDiggLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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