We've been giving informative speeches in my speech class. A classmate decided to give a speech on gauging your ears today. My jaw literally hit the table when I heard her advice. I seriously hope no one stretches the way she suggests. First she says that it's very painful and you will bleed. I made a face when she said this because my stretchings barely hurt and they never
bled. I listened on. Next, to stretch them you're supposed to pop in a plug one size larger than your current hole. Wha? I've never heard of this. Usually, you gauge with a metal taper or talon. She goes on to say that tears and bleeding are common. Uh, no. Then she says to stop the bleeding you should wash the ear with alcohol. Lastly, these steps should be repeated every 2 weeks until you're at the right size. To her I'd like to say "enjoy the scar tissue, infection you're bound to get and ripped earlobe when you try to violently pop a large plug into a 0 hole". Current Mood: cynical
Because of course, replacing your industrial with a 3 inch safety pin looks really cool. Feel pleased with yourself.
Oh, for the record, next time use one that isn't just plain old metal, ok? The ear looks just so
good swollen up like that. Forgetting to clean the pin beforehand was an especially nice touch for that real 'hardcore' element. Looks painful. Have fun taking it out now that it's stuck to the cartilage.
(Yes, I did this last year, utterly without thought. Provided much amusement for all involved)