Is it possible to stretch the ear for tunnels at home? Of course! And, it is worth noting that for this it is not at all necessary to seek help from masters working in beauty salons. Let's take a closer look at how to stretch the tunnels at home.
How to do it yourself
It should be noted that the procedure for creating large holes for large tunnel earrings is notable for its duration. Moreover, it should be approached rather painstakingly and without haste, effectively and correctly doing each step.
Let's take a look at the step-by-step instructions on how to stretch the tunnels at home without resorting to the help of ear piercing specialists.
Step 1. Creating a puncture
As you know, in any business everything starts small. You should follow this principle and, if desired, make holes in the ears, ideal for installing wide tunnels.
Practice shows that the procedure of ear piercing is best entrusted to a specialist working in the salon. Afteryou need to wait at least five months for such a manipulation before stretching, otherwise an injury may form on the treated area.
Step 2. Choosing the right earrings
Experience shows that most earlobe piercings with saloon pistols are done with a.22 caliber bullet or even smaller. As for piercing needles, their standard diameter is about 1.4-1.6mm.
Speaking about the selection of initial earrings, it is necessary to take into account that their diameter must fully correspond to the existing hole in order to allow the earlobe to get used to the new body. Special attention should also be paid to the weight of the product.
Experts in the field often recommend that beginners use small 10G and 8G gauges as their first tunnels.
It is worth noting that those people who pierced their ears a long time ago and wore heavy earrings for a certain period have a wider hole in the ear. In this case, in order to determine the parameters of suitable tunnels, it is advisable to contact professionals.
Step 3. Finding the extreme point
Most of the recommendations on how to stretch tunnels say that the procedure for determining the extreme point is rather complicated. That is why at the very beginning of the manipulation at home, it is worth deciding on the approximate diameter of the future hole in the lobe.
First of all, you should choose the smallest caliber that can be installed in the hole. Practice shows thatat the initial stage, the most requested accessory is the one that has a 20 gauge (0.8 mm).
Considering the caliber indicators, it is worth noting that the largest size of the tunnels is 50 mm in diameter.
At the first stage of the formation of the hole, attention should be paid to the correct choice of cones for the earlobes. This accessory is used to form a hole up to a certain diameter and fix the result.
Step 4. Stretching
After all the necessary accessories are purchased, you should proceed to a competent increase in size. How to stretch tunnels?
To implement the process in question, first of all, it is necessary to disinfect the cone. Next, carefully steam out the earlobe and insert the prepared accessory into the front of the hole. In order for it to enter better, it is worth pre-treating it with a special lubricant or petroleum jelly. Having entered the cone to the maximum allowable position, it is necessary to fix it with clamps.
It should be noted that when performing the process of stretching with a cone of a different diameter, its introduction must be done from the other side of the lobe (not from above, but from below). It is the observance of this rule that allows you to avoid the process of scarring, as well as to a large extent to avoid discomfort.
How to stretch the earlobe to the desired size? Depending on what final hole diameter a person wants to get, the process itselfmay drag on for a certain period.
It is worth noting that there are certain stages of the procedure that can last for a specific period. So, for a month, cones and tunnels with a diameter of 16k-14k and 14k-12k are worn. Accessories that are 12k-10k are worn for a month and a half, and it takes about a couple of months to reach a hole with a diameter of 10k-8k.
If you want to make holes of large diameter, you must be prepared for a longer wait. So, for three months it is necessary to wear tunnels of sizes 8k-6k, 6k-4k and 4k-2k. As for all other, larger accessories, they will take at least 4 months to wear.
When it's time to stop…
Any person who is consciously interested in how to stretch the tunnels should clearly understand that at some point he will need to stop. In the recommendations of experts on this issue, it is often noted that the first signal for the end of the process is the formation of tears or a significant thinning of the earlobe.
It often happens that after an earlobe piercing, a person begins to expand the resulting hole incorrectly, as a result of which microtraumas and large tears also occur. In this case, you should urgently reduce the size of the inserted cone or earring and then massage every day using special oil.
An important point is to keep your ears clean
While wearing ear cones andEarrings in the form of plugs should definitely pay attention to the issue of maintaining hygienic cleanliness of the ears.
In order for the stretching process to occur correctly and without unpleasant manifestations, it is necessary to make lotions every day. The solution for them should be made on the basis of sea s alt, a pinch of which must be combined with a cup of warm water. During the first week after changing cones or plugs, you need to wipe your earlobes with it twice a day - this tool helps to effectively eliminate small particles of tissue that remain on the ears during the healing process, as well as a protruding crust.
When a person begins to wear large earrings designed to stretch the earlobe, he should follow certain recommendations. First of all, from the very beginning of the process, it is worth giving preference only to products from the right material. So, wooden and silicone accessories are not entirely successful options for this type of procedure: wood can swell under the influence of water, and silicone does not allow air to pass through, which greatly increases the risk of suppuration. Ideal are those earrings that are made of titanium, glass or medical steel. As for products made from other materials, they can only be used if scarring has already occurred and no further increase in the diameter of the hole is planned.
There is an opinion that hanging weights on earrings can significantly speed up the process of stretching holes for tunnels. In fact, this is not the case, because in this casepressure is applied exclusively to the bottom of the accessory, which increases the risk of tearing the earlobe, as well as reducing its density.
During the ear stretching procedure, most experts recommend taking vitamin complexes, as well as eating right. Such advice is due to the fact that certain natural components and minerals significantly speed up the healing process of the skin, as well as reduce the risk of irritation. These include vitamins B, C and E, as well as echinacea extract and various antioxidants.
Besides this, experts often give some warnings. So, if in the process of stretching pain occurs or blood appears, then it is worth replacing the accessory with a smaller one and continuing to make lotions from the saline solution. It should be understood that ignoring such a process will lead to various complications in the form of tissue rupture and subsequent scarring.
In order to prevent the negative consequences of manipulating the tissues of the earlobe, certain rules must be followed. Among those it is worth highlighting:
- need for regular disinfection of the accessory;
- using a special lubricant for easy slip;
- the need to introduce tunnels alternately from different sides.
Among other things, it is necessary to observe the allowable limits for the expansion of holes (no more than 1-2 mm per month and about 2 mm per stage).
It is worth noting that a hole for large tunnels can also be made by surgical intervention. This method is ideal for those who want to get wide holes fairly quickly and as easily as possible.
The procedure for creating holes is to create a small incision on the earlobe, into which a special earring is subsequently inserted, designed to further stretch the soft tissue, called the board. In some cases, a whole section of the lobe is cut out, but in this case, a very large hole can be obtained at the exit.
Reviews of this technique for creating holes for tunnels quite often say that its big disadvantage is the increased risk of infection of the created wound. Moreover, such a large wound heals for quite a long time, which also delivers a high level of discomfort. It is worth noting that if you want to return the original appearance of the earlobe, you will need to contact the surgeon again.
Types of tunnels
It is worth noting that in the first stages of stretching the earlobes, preference should be given to cone-shaped tunnels, since with their help you can gradually increase the diameter of the hole created. In the middle stages of development, you can use large earrings with a stone, which evenly increase the weight of the products, as a result of which the lobe becomes more pliable.
Large plugs can be used in the final stages of expanding the hole.
Currently a general list of types of ear piercingsincludes:
- classic way;
- double or triple puncture;
- industrial piercing;
- ear piercing;
- tragus and concha piercing;
In each case, you should choose the most suitable products. When determining those, it is worth paying attention not only to the appearance of the accessory, but also to the material from which it is made, the manufacturer, type, and also its weight.