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    Hey guys! I've been interested for quite a while in stretching my first set of ear lobe piercings, only to a small size, I don't want anything major!

    Although I was slightly concerned about my other lobe piercings, I have 4 in each earlobe - can I still stretch my first set? I guess I had visions of my ear just ripping or something.

    Sorry if it's a stupid question *blush*

    Also if anyone has any advice about it please share, I have been reading up though
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    Yep, definitely! Loads of people on here have multiple lobe piercings with one (or more) sets stretched. I have a lobe piercing on each ear stretched to 1/2" with three 16g piercings on one lobe and two on the other. However, how big you can stretch does depend on the placement of each piercing. If they're very close together then it might not be a good idea. I had to retire my original 2nd set when I reached 7/16" because they were getting much too close.

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    ^ what Kate said.
    I also had 4 lobe piercings, and had to retire the second one because it was in the way. I stretched the third one though, no problems.

    Exactly how big do you want to go? It really depends on your placement, but I reckon you could get to about 8mm and still keep the second set.

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    I've got 4 in one ear and 3 in another, I'm at 6mm and they're fine, I reckon I could get to 8mm maybe 10mm but then I'd be pushing it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob12 View Post
    Just posting so you can see my ear
    Wow! I had no idea that was possible, I've never seen that before too cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drynwhyl View Post
    ^ what Kate said.
    I also had 4 lobe piercings, and had to retire the second one because it was in the way. I stretched the third one though, no problems.

    Exactly how big do you want to go? It really depends on your placement, but I reckon you could get to about 8mm and still keep the second set.
    I've no idea how big I want to go to be honest I'm not hugely familiar with all the different sizes I find them kinda confusing but I guess I'll learn I don't want huge ones. Small ones but big enough to look pretty cool... I dunno that's not helpful at lol sorry!
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    Yeah I'm the same I'm stretching my ears too but not to a huge size because personally I just don't think it would look right on me & plus if I ever just wanted to retire them & go go back to normal size ear rings I can.but small to me is probably going to be either a 2g (6 mm?) or 4g (5.2 mm?) you can put those numbers into google image search & find an example of what those sizes would be. & just a little fyi in case you didn't know the larger the gauge number the smaller the jewellery will be,the smaller the gauge number the bigger the jewellery will be. Hope this helps & you find your size hun!
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    I had to retire my original 2nds as my front flares would touch them :| and I'm only 8mm.

    Placement is key really. As you go bigger you might find they start to encroach on the ones next to them, but it's a case of try it and see how you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitebunny View Post
    I had to retire my original 2nds as my front flares would touch them :| and I'm only 8mm.

    Placement is key really. As you go bigger you might find they start to encroach on the ones next to them, but it's a case of try it and see how you go.
    Agree'd
    What I Have Currently:Venoms (9/23/11),1 Set of lobes (both stretched to 1.6 mm),1 Eyebrow,Tongue,
    What I Want: Scaffolding (L & R), Tragus (L & R)
    What I'm Thinking about getting: Bridge,Nipples
    Retired: Helix (L & R) (Gunned),Labret

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