Stretching your ears, or “gauging”, is a form of body modification in which a healed piercing is slowly stretched to a larger size, “gauging” refers to the size of the jewelry that can be worn in the ears, which are measured in gauges ranging from 20 (regular punch hole size) up to a 00. Once 00 is passed the sizes are measured by inches from 7/16 up to 2”.
What is known as a taper is used to stretch the ear from size to size, but plugs are typically worn when a size has been achieved. Plugs start at 8 gauge and go up in diameter from there. They come in both synthetic and natural materials and vary greatly in styles. We have a large selection of jewelry in stock.
Tapers should be sterilized surgical grade stainless steel (not melted down crayons or random objects off the floor and out of the tool box). It takes time and patience and simple common sense. When common sense is not used however, we attain what is called a blow out, which you will see in photo gallery. Never skip sizes and allow for 2 weeks minimum in between jumps.
Since our beginning success has walked in with the blessing of God Himself. We are a faith built and run business, believing in our dreams, our talent, and our future. It is our goal that when you leave Red, you will have had an experience like no other studio, feeling uplifted, and motivated.
Red Tattoo Parlor
171 N Mt. Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122