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Ear Stretching? Your Opinion?

CashforStash

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Hello Hype.

CashforStash inbound with a new debate.

To stretch or not to stretch? I have my left ear at a 6 gauge which is 4mm I think? And it's coming out to look awesome. I will probably stop at a 00G which is like 6 sizes bigger then a 6.

I personally love them, it takes time to stretch and to see people with good looking stretchers show's a sign of patience.

I agree that everyone can do whatever they please with the body, but there are some people when I see them and think "a little too much eh".

I have three tattoos, starting a sleeve tbh, and now my ear.

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What is the Hypes opinion on ear gauges, or aka stretchers?
 
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Not for me at all.

To each their own though. I have a lot of tattoos personally.
 
With all respect, I think its disgusting.
 
Oh that. I've met some tribespeople who had those - and hipsters. Not my thing.

But they're your ears, you do what you want with them.
 
To each their own. I wouldn't do it, but I don't care if others do. Seeing their ears without the stretcher after they've been stretched freaks me out a bit though.
 
To each their own. I wouldn't do it, but I don't care if others do. Seeing their ears without the stretcher after they've been stretched freaks me out a bit though.
They look like cats' anuses when the stretcher is taken out...

If you do it, do it forever.
 
I honestly think it looks pretty gross.

When the gauges are in the ears, it doesn't look too bad, but my God when the gauges aren't in it's just disgusting.

Although a 00g isn't too terribly bad. The pic you showed is somewhere between a 5/8" and a 1" I'd imagine, well past a 00g. But just semantic nitpicking, a 00g is 4 sizes bigger than a 6g, not 6 sizes. :)

(Sorry, I work at Hot Topic and I'm OCD)
 
My friend had the brilliant idea of running up to someone with large gauges, locking a padlock on their ear, and running away :D
 
I think it's absolutely ridiculous and some people stretch their ears to the point where they tear apart because they're stretched so thin.
 
For once, I think that a form of self expression is stupid. Once you get rid of them your ear lobes look absolutely ridiculous.

To me ear gauging is a fad...like slap bracelets.
 
For once, I think that a form of self expression is stupid. Once you get rid of them your ear lobes look absolutely ridiculous.

To me ear gauging is a fad...like slap bracelets.

Yeah, but slap bracelets didn't leave a part of your body scarred for life. At a certain point the ear doesn't return to normal right? I think it's stupid, of course, it's your body and you can do what you want though. Also I'd think about what you want to do in the future, I'd imagine you'd have trouble getting hired for most office jobs with mutilated ears. Doesn't exactly scream professional.
 
Yeah, but slap bracelets didn't leave a part of your body scarred for life. At a certain point the ear doesn't return to normal right? I think it's stupid, of course, it's your body and you can do what you want though. Also I'd think about what you want to do in the future, I'd imagine you'd have trouble getting hired for most office jobs with mutilated ears. Doesn't exactly scream professional.

This. Heck, one of my retail co-workers says that management doesn't like her face piercings and stretched ears, and that is just working in Starbucks.

And you'll look ridiculous as an old person.
 
I work as a concept designer/artist/modeler for ASM2 and other Sony projects, and might even pursue a career in tattooing once I feel I am ready.

I think body modifications are being more and more expected in society. My first office job didn't care about the smaller ear gauges or tattoos bellow the neck and wrist.

Now that I'm full blown into the entertainment industry, I could tattoo my body head to toe and wear coffee cups in my ears and nobody would say anything.

But it really depends on what you want to do in life, like most tie and collar jobs would PREFER if you did not have body modifications. But where i live, no law states tattoos and body modifications cannot be a reason to fire/hire someone if they can conceal or deal with it.

One example is a female lawyer who wears flesh colored plugs for her stretched ears, and nobody seems to care about that. Even sided coin, but I believe that some people do not want to see some modifications so people should be considerate about concealing them or masking them in certain environments.
 
I once worked for a company that wouldn't let male employees wear our earrings at work. This one dude clearly wore ear plugs outside of work, because his lobe looked weird and floppy without them in.

Otherwise, I don't mind them. I wouldn't do it, but then I wouldn't do a lot of things that other people do that don't bother me.

Yeah, but slap bracelets didn't leave a part of your body scarred for life.

Speak for yourself. We made a contest out of who could inflict the most pain with those things. Many deaths.
 
Huge gauges honestly do more harm than good. They hinder your chances in the professional world. Self-expression doesn't mean anything if you can't find that well paying job you seek. Unlike most tattoos, you can't cover up your deformed, floppy ear lobe. I can't see many people who have those huge gauges and keep going bigger won't regret their decision in ten years.

Foresight.
 
People are always saying stuff like that, but not everyone is trying to get an office job. Do you think anyone gives half a crap if truck drivers, fishermen, construction workers, janitors, carpenters, farmers, warehouse workers, or mechanics have giant ear plugs?
 
People are always saying stuff like that, but not everyone is trying to get an office job. Do you think anyone gives half a crap if truck drivers, fishermen, construction workers, janitors, carpenters, farmers, warehouse workers, or mechanics have giant ear plugs?

Honestly, all of those depends on who and where.

I mean my post strictly on those I see around my college campus. Some are smart and have the drive. However, you have gauges and are trying to enter the medical field...superficiality is just another way to weed out the competition. I'm not trying to justify the prejudice, but that's the way it is. Get in where you fit in.
 
That's just asking for trouble if you get in a drunken fight.
 
I work as a concept designer/artist/modeler for ASM2 and other Sony projects, and might even pursue a career in tattooing once I feel I am ready.

I think body modifications are being more and more expected in society. My first office job didn't care about the smaller ear gauges or tattoos bellow the neck and wrist.

Now that I'm full blown into the entertainment industry, I could tattoo my body head to toe and wear coffee cups in my ears and nobody would say anything.

But it really depends on what you want to do in life, like most tie and collar jobs would PREFER if you did not have body modifications. But where i live, no law states tattoos and body modifications cannot be a reason to fire/hire someone if they can conceal or deal with it.

One example is a female lawyer who wears flesh colored plugs for her stretched ears, and nobody seems to care about that. Even sided coin, but I believe that some people do not want to see some modifications so people should be considerate about concealing them or masking them in certain environments.

You can give plenty of other reasons for not hiring someone to skirt that law.

People are always saying stuff like that, but not everyone is trying to get an office job. Do you think anyone gives half a crap if truck drivers, fishermen, construction workers, janitors, carpenters, farmers, warehouse workers, or mechanics have giant ear plugs?

I could actually see with some of those jobs the huge gauges being a large liability. I wouldn't want a construction worker with huge floopy earlobes on my site. A fisherman the same thing, all it takes is for them to get caught in something and you've got a potentially very serious accident on your hands.
 

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