08-04-2012, 11:20 AM #1
stretched lobe, major swelling :(
heyy guys wondering if someone can help me out here. ive been trying to stretch my lobe from 3mm to 4mm for over 3 years now. at first i figured i did it too quick, so left it for 3 months, tried again and it swelled and started pussing, left it 6 months, tried again etc etc etc. this time around i have left it for well over a year, im using vitamin e oil to massage the lobe, using an acrylic taper and putting a steel tunnel with o rings straight through (not wearing the taper as jewellery!) it doesnt hurt when i stretch it, just over night it swells up and starts itching somewhat. i made a point to not even sleep on the side my new stretch was on last night (im so tired now..) does anyone have any thoughts on how i can get it to stay and stop swelling, or am i doomed to be at 3 forever?
08-04-2012, 04:26 PM #2
08-04-2012, 07:07 PM #3
i got to 3mm from having a normal stud piercing (the ones you get with a gun when you're young) to 1.6 after years of having them pierced, i oil massaged them a lot and just popped a 1.6 ring in. then i waited another year and put a 2mm cresent in and changed that to a BCR shortly after. i had 2mm for 3 months before deciding i wanted to get it to 8mm to match my other lobe. 3mm was no problem, i used another cresent and put a silicone tunnel in, and have been trying to get from 3 ever since! i always use oil to massage them before stretching and it always goes in fine with no pain!
08-04-2012, 07:22 PM #4
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What jewellery do you wear normally? It's possible you're having an allergic reaction to either the o-rings, or the steel tunnels.0g lobes, 8g conch, rook, double helix
indecisive septum is indecisive
08-04-2012, 08:29 PM #5
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Same thing happened to me. Allergic to the rubber o rings.
08-04-2012, 10:45 PM #6
that could be it! i haven't worn steel in my 8mm tunnel in years but i never had a problem them, always wear silicone or wood now. i'll buy a new tunnel and see how i get on thanks guys
08-04-2012, 10:58 PM #7
Silicone can be irritating for fresh stretches, so maybe switch to something like glass until it settles down.CurrentEars: Left forward and standard helix, left tragus, left daith. Right rook, right double inner conch. 1g and 14g lobes.
Face: Right nostril, septum, vertical labret.
Other: Tongue, standard and inverse navel, left and right nipple.
08-04-2012, 11:05 PM #8
08-10-2012, 10:33 AM #9
One of my ears reacted to silicone and I had a blowout but the other one was fine. It's not always the case that because one of your ears is ok with a material, the other one will be too.