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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:11 am 
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No, tapers do not stay in your ear. They're not meant to be worn as jewelry.

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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:18 am 
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Ok I get it. I had a better picture when I looked at their stretching kit

http://www.bodyartforms.com/productdeta ... uctID=3131

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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:34 am 
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
I typed a whole bunch of stuff but then my computer took a dump, so:

http://forums.bodyartforms.com/showthre ... y-piercing

I know that some sites call those crescent pieces 'expanders' but they're not made to be stretched with. Jojoba oil is my number one ear lube of choice, it's fine for ears that aren't healed and it's great for massaging your ears.


It seems from what I have read jojoba oil or vitamin e are the best? I think I will go for jojoba though.

I bought stainless steel tapers and little spiral "plugs" - there weren't any actual plugs at 16g because I guess they aren't that much bigger than actual earrings.


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For stretching I use Astroglide, and for massaging I prefer jojoba oil, as well. I've also found LUSH Skin Drink lotion is really nice for keeping them moisturized in the wintertime.

Also, last week I stretched my cartilage up to 6g after having waited 9 months since my last stretch before it was ready to budge. Goal size is going to take foreeeevveeeer, and I'm kind of wishing I had gone with a dermal punch from the get-go.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:49 pm 
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For stretching, I use lube. Just regular, plain lube.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:53 pm 
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Also, when it's freezing outside I either cover my ears with earmuffs when wearing metal tunnels, I take them out or I simply wear non-metal tunnels/plugs. I've heard too many horror stories about lost lobes.

What! Ok, not googling... But I am worried now as I only have stainless steel tunnels at the moment and it's getting coooollllllllldddddd.

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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Bun wrote:
Also, when it's freezing outside I either cover my ears with earmuffs when wearing metal tunnels, I take them out or I simply wear non-metal tunnels/plugs. I've heard too many horror stories about lost lobes.

What! Ok, not googling... But I am worried now as I only have stainless steel tunnels at the moment and it's getting coooollllllllldddddd.

Maybe I exaggerated a little bit. I know one story, and this guy was said to have very thin lobes from stretching to something like 25mm. Don't worry, wear earmuffs!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:30 pm 
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Ok, phew! I'm not sure I can carry off earmuffs, but I have pretty chubby lobes and I have ordered some cheap non-metal plugs just incase!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:32 am 
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This guy was also a postman, outside all morning in very, very cold weather.
I didn't want to scare you, wee bunbun! <3


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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:07 pm 
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
I typed a whole bunch of stuff but then my computer took a dump, so:

http://forums.bodyartforms.com/showthre ... y-piercing

I know that some sites call those crescent pieces 'expanders' but they're not made to be stretched with. Jojoba oil is my number one ear lube of choice, it's fine for ears that aren't healed and it's great for massaging your ears.


Thanks for the link, MBM. I bought the crescent expanders because I had a hard time finding 14g jewelry that I could leave in my ear for the whole day. The stainless steel tapering kit I bought came with 14g tapers, but the smallest plug was a 12g (may have been 10g, I don't have the set infront of me), which I can't fit into yet.

I just saw this link, and will look into getting those 14g plugs!

Thanks for the advice on jojoba oil, I've been looking for a lube as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:59 pm 
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
I typed a whole bunch of stuff but then my computer took a dump, so:

http://forums.bodyartforms.com/showthre ... y-piercing

I know that some sites call those crescent pieces 'expanders' but they're not made to be stretched with. Jojoba oil is my number one ear lube of choice, it's fine for ears that aren't healed and it's great for massaging your ears.


Thanks for the link!

So exciteddd. My gf offered to get me a piercing when I get back to Chicago and I need to figure out what I want. So many choices. I kind of want to get my nostril pierced (again...) or maybe a bridge piercing (but I wear glasses) or...I don't know. So many choices.

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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Bridge sounds like a bad idea if you wear glasses! Hehe. What about septum? You have that already? Those are probably my second favorite piercing next to stretched ears.

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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:10 pm 
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I know! Every time I see a pic of someone with glasses + a bridge piercing I get jealous, but I'm pretty sure I would just hurt myself. I've been wearing glasses most of my life & habitually shove them violently up my nose. So it would probably be a recipe for disaster. So cute though.

I do already have my septum! It is my favorite, for sure. No stretched ears to compete with that, yet. I need new jewelry though, bought a too-small retainer last time and it fell out when I was riding my bike :( I can never remember what sizes my piercings are. Right now I have an old labret stud in it.

I like the look of monroes & medusas but my old lip piercing drove me nuts after a few years. Plus I am scared I will smash my face into something and hurt myself.

Maybe I'll just try to get her to put it towards a new tattoo. I really want a new piercing though! It's been so long.

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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:39 pm 
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http://piercedglasses.com/
(but it hasn't been updated since mid-'09, so... but it's a good sign the registration/web hosting is still being paid for, so not all is lost.)

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That is so, so cool. I would totally wear those.

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 Post subject: Re: Body Mod Jewelry Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:52 pm 
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Wow that kind of freaks me out. I definitely wouldn't want my glasses on all the time.

Today I received my 12g, 10g and 8g stretching kits. I plan to wear my 14g earrings for a few more weeks before I play with the 12g.

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Wow that kind of freaks me out. I definitely wouldn't want my glasses on all the time.

they're held on with magnets. you can take them off any time.

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I didn't look close enough. I saw the screws and thought that you had to unscrew them off.

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I didn't look close enough. I saw the screws and thought that you had to unscrew them off.

that was how the first version was, but version 3 is slick.

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Bridge sounds like a bad idea if you wear glasses! Hehe. What about septum? You have that already? Those are probably my second favorite piercing next to stretched ears.


I have a septum and I secretly love it but I hardly ever flip it out because I have three other facial piercings and the addition of the septum makes my face super... blingy? Plus my mom thinks it makes me look aggressive. Ha. Ha.


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Creep, have you ever gotten anything from the One Tribe grab bag? I'm really tempted by quality stuff for $12.


Yep! I liked one pair a lot, and the other two were alright. They didn't fit perfectly, but they were close enough to wear. I think the flaw with one pair was that maybe the flare was a little too big? I had to oil them to get them in.


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I just went to get the grab bag thing and shipping was like $18. Boo. I think I'll just save up for a pair that I really want rather than pay $33 for something I might not even like.

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Anyone know what kind of product one would use to make plain wood safe for ears? Like a sealant or something? Wooden plugs never seem like raw wood, there's definitely more to it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:27 am 
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They're usually waxed or oiled. There are specific types of wood that can be used for jewelry since some are toxic. Personally this is why I only buy from reputable producers since I want to know that the people making it are aware of that.

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