What is a dead stretch?

Dead stretching is the process of putting a larger piece of jewellery into the piercing; this is only advisable if it fits in without pressure otherwise you risk a blowout. This method works better when you have been at the previous size for a while and the piercing has loosened up.
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What to use for dead stretching?

Natural Method aka Dead Stretching: Wait until your ear has become loose enough on its own to put in a larger piece of jewelry with ease. This is accomplished by wearing heavy jewelry (not weights, just solid jewelry made out of a heavy material like stone) and having lots of patience.
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How long should I wait between dead stretching?

It's highly recommended to wait at least a full month between each stretch and to never skip sizes, so your ears will have minimal chances for long term damage. Also, the slower you go the thicker and healthier your ears will be in the long run (which is important if you plan on going to a large size).
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What is the hardest stretch?

6 Moves that Stretch Hard-to-Reach Muscles | RMHP Blog
  • Standing shin stretch. Let's start with an often neglected part of the body — our shins. ...
  • Eagle arms. Massaging your upper back is pretty easy, but stretching it can be a bit trickier. ...
  • Door-assisted pectoral stretch. ...
  • Cross-legged stretch. ...
  • Frog stretch. ...
  • Inner thigh stretch.
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What is the best stretching exercise?

15 best stretching exercises
  • Best for mobility: Downward-Facing Dog.
  • Best for legs: Seated straddle.
  • Best for back: Cat-Cow.
  • Best for calves: Standing calf stretch.
  • Best for at your desk: Lunge with spinal twist.
  • Best for neck: Upper trapezius stretch.
  • Best for shoulders: Thread the Needle.
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What can tight shoulders lead to?

Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders. Stiff or tight shoulders can cause discomfort and limit a person's range of motion. If the tightness goes unchecked, it can lead to neck pain and cause tension headaches.
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Is 0g to 00g a big jump?

The half size between 0g and 00g is 9mm and is occasionally called 00g. Forcing a stretch too big or too soon will result in a ripped ear lobe. Even if the lobe is not visibly bleeding, micro-tears on the inside of the lobe occur.
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Can I leave tapers in overnight?

If it's too tight, what you'll do is tear the skin off the inside of your hole. This is painful and incredibly unpleasant and bloody. Repeat until you get the taper all the way in. Leave it for at least a couple of hours, ideally overnight.
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Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?

Stretching your ear too quickly can tear the skin. Only increase your jewelry by one size (2 gauge) at a time. Wait 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. Wait for inflammation and pain to subside before increasing the size of your gauge.
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Are glass plugs good for dead stretching?

Absolutely. Glass is nonporous and can easily be cleaned so it's a perfect material for ear plugs. Glass plugs are generally a safe choice for fresh stretches and healed ears.
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What are gauges really called?

The word “gauge,” when referring to the jewelry itself, is actually a made-up slang term for “stretched earlobes.” People who aren't too familiar with the proper terms used in body modification refer to gauges as the jewelry. The gauge is the size of piercings before they turn into an inch.
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Can you dead stretch with Stone?

Stone can also be used when stretching using the "dead stretching" technique since stone is generally a heavier material. However, different types of stone are more porous than others, so if using stone for ear stretching, non-porous stones such as quartz, obsidian, or opalite would be desirable.
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How fast can you gauge your ears?

Wait at least 6 weeks between gauges, but keep an eye on your piercing. Don't go up to the next gauge if you notice any redness, swelling, or irritation after 6 weeks. It may take longer based on your own healing process.
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Should you stretch your ears yourself?

They are essentially a skin injury and can happen when you stretch your ears too fast or unhygienically. If you experience a blowout, it is advisable to downsize immediately in order to let your skin rest. Untreated blowouts might cause stubborn scar tissue to form.
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Can you put plugs in right after tapers?

You should do this slowly and it shouldn't be painful. You don't need to rush through this process, but your ear should stretch pretty easily. 4. Once you have the taper through, you'll put the plug in right after.
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Why you shouldn't leave tapers in?

Tapers and plugs for each gauge between where you are and your goal size. You can get stretching kits for this, but you should avoid acrylic plugs since they're porous and harbour bacteria that will irritate your piercing and make your ears smell (and no one likes smelly ears, right?).
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Can you wear tapers as jewelry?

A taper is a cone or spike shaped piece of jewelry that is used to stretch a piercing up a size. The shape of the taper allows the piercing to stretch smoothly as the taper is pushed through the ear. Certain tapers can also be worn as jewelry. Tapers are very helpful in stretching up the sizes between 14 and 0 gauge.
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What size gauge can you not go back from?

The so-called “point of no return,” which is the size or gauge after which you will not be able to go back to original size, is a range between 0g and 4g for the majority. But, it's important to note that this isn't always the same for everyone.
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How long should I wait to put silicone tunnels in?

Stretch with surgical stainless steel or glass, then insert silicone tunnels when the stretch is fully healed. Healing after a stretch usually takes one to two weeks. Never insert jewelry into your body that another person has worn, no matter how well you know the person or how clean the jewelry seems.
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Why does the back of my neck feel tight?

These muscles can be injured and irritated from overuse and postural problems. Neck pain can also sometimes be attributed to worn joints or compressed nerves, but neck tension typically refers to muscle spasms or soft tissue injuries. The top of the spine is also located in the neck and can be a source of pain, too.
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Can't raise my arm behind my back?

The typical symptoms of impingement syndrome include difficulty reaching up behind the back, pain with overhead use of the arm and weakness of shoulder muscles. If tendons are injured for a long period of time, the tendon can actually tear in two, resulting in a rotator cuff tear.
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