Thread: The useless stretching post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneferie View Post
    I'm not entirely sure it's right to start stretching a septum after 6 months, but I could be wrong. Not sure about wait times either. I've read though that it's normal for there to be discomfort from stretching your septum, it's not like lobes in that respect. The piercing is (usually) not through cartilage, but I do believe cartilage surrounds the "sweet spot" which means you may feel "denting" as you stretch--that may only be at bigger sizes though.

    Using crescents is also dubious. I think it's okay at smaller sizes because there isn't much variation between the points and the center, but when you get to bigger sizes, I think it puts uneven pressure on the piercing because the whole wearable isn't the same size. Can you wear steel? Maybe wearing solid steel no-flare plugs or septum bullets would help as well since they're heavier. Tapering does seem awkward, I think a lot of people find the taping method the most viable.

    How big do you want to go?
    Thanks for the advice.

    I think I will use tapers then and, yeah, I can wear steel. I have some bullets and no flare plugs in the sizes that I'll need.

    I'm going to 4mm.
    Current: 9mm lobes, 5mm left tragus, 5mm left conch, tongue web, nasallang, left rook, left anti-tragus, right tragus, right daith, right snug, right forward helix, bridge, 5mm septum, three-point left helix spiral, double left eyebrow

    Planning: ​ Vertical labret re-pierced

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    my right lobe is ready to stretch yet i cant get the bloody plug out. it wont screw off!!!

    :(

    3 x helix (1.6mm, 8mm), rook, snug, 2 x tragus (1.2mm, 4mm), 2 x daith, anti tragus, 2 x 16mm lobes, 6mm conch punch, 8mm helix punch

    double nostrils, philtrum, double septum (2mm, 10mm)

    3.2mm + 2.4mm navel, 2 x horizontal nipple, R vertical 2.4mm nipple, 2 x inner labia

    want:6mm tragus

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    My lobes have been at 14g for over 2 months. They've been getting oil massaged with emu oil everyday and they have gotten some naked time. Yet they refuse to even consider stretching to 12g. It gets stuck in the same place every time and I am not going to force it. Annoying thing.
    Hi, I'm Megan.
    current:
    1st and 2nd lobes, both sides
    double helix,daith left
    tragus, conch, right
    nostril, right

    10g septum
    standard navel
    VCH
    Christina
    tattoos:
    lily on left rib, needs a quote to finish

    future possibles:
    industrial,
    double outer labia
    ,
    philtrum,
    second nostril
    retired:
    horizontal nipples both








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    I had to wait four months with some of my stretches. But if you wait longer and it still doesn't work, maybe you could try finding some in-between sizes. Someone posted a link to pre-order glass plugs in BAF but I don't know if they start that small.
    I'm Lindsay.
    Piercings:
    Ears: Right conch, left conch, left double helix, 1/2" lobes.
    Other: Both nostrils, septum, VCH, navel
    RIP: Left eyebrow, right double tragus
    7 tattoos!

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    I am probably just going to end up repiercing when I get the money. I check it every now and again to see if it is going to be nice, but I'm mainly stretching my seconds now. They haven't been at 14g as long so I haven't tried them. It just bites wearing the same jewelry for so long! I hope that when summer comes my septum is easier to stretch than my lobes seem to be.
    Hi, I'm Megan.
    current:
    1st and 2nd lobes, both sides
    double helix,daith left
    tragus, conch, right
    nostril, right

    10g septum
    standard navel
    VCH
    Christina
    tattoos:
    lily on left rib, needs a quote to finish

    future possibles:
    industrial,
    double outer labia
    ,
    philtrum,
    second nostril
    retired:
    horizontal nipples both








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    finally got that plug out!

    3 x helix (1.6mm, 8mm), rook, snug, 2 x tragus (1.2mm, 4mm), 2 x daith, anti tragus, 2 x 16mm lobes, 6mm conch punch, 8mm helix punch

    double nostrils, philtrum, double septum (2mm, 10mm)

    3.2mm + 2.4mm navel, 2 x horizontal nipple, R vertical 2.4mm nipple, 2 x inner labia

    want:6mm tragus

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    My lobes are dry and tight today, probably because of how cold it suddenly is due to all the wind.
    Put some jojoba on them though so that should sort them out.
    Current
    Ears: 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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coraz0ndeOro View Post
    But if you wait longer and it still doesn't work, maybe you could try finding some in-between sizes. Someone posted a link to pre-order glass plugs in BAF but I don't know if they start that small.
    Twas these (: http://www.bodyartforms.com/productd...=11468&index=1

    But they start at 12g :( Might help for after you hit it though (:
    Hai, I'm Nox!!

    Current; L&R Firsts @ 1.6mm, L&R Seconds @ 1.2mm L&R Low Auricles, R Tragus, R Nostril, L Rook
    Researching & Planning; R Daith, R Faux Rook, L Nostril, L Inner Conch,
    L Side Labret, L&R 5mm firsts
    Retired; Central Labret, 4 Standard Lobes, Naval, 4mm Seconds

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    12g is the next size I need for both my 1st and 2nds. These however start at 16g http://www.bodyartforms.com/productd...=11475&index=3
    Hi, I'm Megan.
    current:
    1st and 2nd lobes, both sides
    double helix,daith left
    tragus, conch, right
    nostril, right

    10g septum
    standard navel
    VCH
    Christina
    tattoos:
    lily on left rib, needs a quote to finish

    future possibles:
    industrial,
    double outer labia
    ,
    philtrum,
    second nostril
    retired:
    horizontal nipples both








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    6mm again in both helix and septum

    yay! got an ear skin in my septum (only non metal thing that looks normal there for my sedation today, couldnt wear anything in really but no one noticed the ear skin), and a green colour front in my helix

    3 x helix (1.6mm, 8mm), rook, snug, 2 x tragus (1.2mm, 4mm), 2 x daith, anti tragus, 2 x 16mm lobes, 6mm conch punch, 8mm helix punch

    double nostrils, philtrum, double septum (2mm, 10mm)

    3.2mm + 2.4mm navel, 2 x horizontal nipple, R vertical 2.4mm nipple, 2 x inner labia

    want:6mm tragus

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