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    Okay so last night i stretched from 2mm up to 2.4mm. it was a pretty hard stretch and before i could actually do it i had to put a 1mm BCR in with my 2mm crescent so it could stretch that little bit more. Obviously i waited until there was no tension and it was all comfortable.and last night i put the 2.4mm in and it went in fine hardly stung just had tension like they do when theyre stretched, and it was fine this morning, but throughout the day the swelling has increased, i think it is because i wore full ear headphones for music technology that were pretty tight and i took the crescent out to release some puss and only a minute bit came out with a bit of blood and i put it back in no problem, there's even less tension than last night..infact there's basically none, not that i'm pulling the crescent back and forth but if i move it there's no tension. wat to do, shall i see if the swelling goes down more than it already has since i started putting ice and cold saline solution on or just downsize??? or is there anything i can do to help other than long cool saline soaks and holding ice on it gently?
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    Sound fine, the swelling should go down in a few days. I stretched my ear from 1.6 to 2.5mm and it swelled up quite a lot. No blood mind. I got a little bit of pus but that was it. For the first few days it was a bit tender to touch and was quite swollen, but it soon sorted itself out and went down. I'm now at my target of 6mm! Your ear sounds fine, just all part of the procedure really! Keep doing the sea salt soaks as this can help a little bit to sooth the pain (if any).
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    sweet thanks very much and OMG about the 1.6-2.5 thang...gahhhh couldn't do that lol..tried.gave up very quickly (only tried because i had a crescent missing lol)
    left ear-
    scaffold,pinna,auricle,2xlobe,8mm tunnel, conch
    right ear-
    3 helix bars,orbital,2xlobe,8mm tunnel
    Diagonal nipple bar.
    Septum

    Tattoo-treble clef on groin

    Retired-Labret (I pierced it at the wrong angle.painful to play clarinet with too :( )
    www.myspace.com/thepurpleone

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    lol it wasn't too bad. it was more painful than i expected, but not unbearable! just stung a bit and went quite red lol. no blood though, which is always a good thing!
    Piercings: Left lobe 12mm, right lobe 2mm, lower side lip 1.6mm, right nostril 1.2mm.
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    wow that must mean you have really.reaaally stretchy lobe...holes. when i tried my 2.4 crescent in my 1.6 the end of the crescent couldn't even come out the other side of my lobe it just wouldn't go in. pat on the back for you!
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    scaffold,pinna,auricle,2xlobe,8mm tunnel, conch
    right ear-
    3 helix bars,orbital,2xlobe,8mm tunnel
    Diagonal nipple bar.
    Septum

    Tattoo-treble clef on groin

    Retired-Labret (I pierced it at the wrong angle.painful to play clarinet with too :( )
    www.myspace.com/thepurpleone

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    [quote="bigtom182"]I'm now at my target of 6mm!quote]

    That was my target too, but now it's 10mm

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    left is last night, right is now, and it was bigger earlier :? . thought i'd give you a looksie
    left ear-
    scaffold,pinna,auricle,2xlobe,8mm tunnel, conch
    right ear-
    3 helix bars,orbital,2xlobe,8mm tunnel
    Diagonal nipple bar.
    Septum

    Tattoo-treble clef on groin

    Retired-Labret (I pierced it at the wrong angle.painful to play clarinet with too :( )
    www.myspace.com/thepurpleone

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    That pincher looks kick ass....i want one for behind my tunnels....any chance of a link of where you got it from?

    My lobes were sore when i stretched at the smaller stages(felt a bit like theyd been freshly pierced again) but they never swelled up and any discomfort subsided pretty quickly.
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    scaffold,pinna,auricle,2xlobe,8mm tunnel, conch
    right ear-
    3 helix bars,orbital,2xlobe,8mm tunnel
    Diagonal nipple bar.
    Septum

    Tattoo-treble clef on groin

    Retired-Labret (I pierced it at the wrong angle.painful to play clarinet with too :( )
    www.myspace.com/thepurpleone

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    how is your ear doing now? i stretched from 2mm to 6mm in one go, bad idea i know but not everyone has a body as stretchy as mine.

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