Originally Posted by mughead
So ive had stretched ears for the last 6 years. Now im older i like my stretched ears but ive realised the damage i may have done to my ears and although i like my plugs i would like to unstretch them before its too late.
My sister unstretched hers and they look ok.. small hole.. but hers were not too big and she only had them for less than 2 yrs.
Im wondering if anyones let their stretched ears go back to normal? Mine are pretty big.. i havent bought new plugs in about 4 yrs but i think they are either 0 gauge or 00.. whatevers bigger.
If i do take them out i am going to do it very gradually and buy a size smaller plug each time (every couple of months). Will this work?
Getting surgery isnt an option for me. I would prefer too keep my plugs in.
A few years ago i had 18mm stretches in each ear which i had for around 5 years, i took them out [putting smaller plugs in so as not to horrify people with my ears] and they shrunk down no problem, just do the same as you did when you were stretching, rub with almond oil or similiar [the oil has no benefit but massaging the lobe stimulates blood flow etc]
I then stretched my ears again to 10mm [00 gauge] and shrunk them again successfully and now im in the process of stretching again!
When i say they shrunk successfully, they didnt fully heal but i ended up with about 2mm holes in each ear, so only about 1mm bigger than a regular earring stud =]
i hope that helps, message me if you want to ask me anything!