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Can I get my lobes pierced with a 12 guage needle and start out wearing 12 guage plugs?

Discussion in 'All Things Stretched' started by Austinl48, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Austinl48

    Austinl48 New Member

    I really want to start stretching but I was hoping to skip the step of wearing a normal earring or stud. So I was wondering if it would be safe to just start with a 12g plug? Thanks in advance.
  2. dnd4evr

    dnd4evr Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Starting at 12 gauge shouldn't be a problem. Inserting a plug into a fresh piercing might be the challenge. I will see if I can get xXJarredXx to speak up on this one.
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  3. Austinl48

    Austinl48 New Member

    Thanks I just haven't found much info online about this
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  4. xXJarredXx

    xXJarredXx El Duderino Staff Member

    Hello hello! Weighing in!

    As a general rule of thumb, when piercing at higher gauges your piercer would likely use a bigger size needle. This would be a 10 gauge in your case.

    That is assuming you're getting it done in a shop. If you're doing it yourself, I'd still recommend a larger needle. If you don't *need* to start with the plug, I'd start with a taper. In the long run, that would make your life much easier.

    The plug itself isn't particularly dangerous, besides for the possibility of micro-tearing trying to get the plug in.

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