Stretched earlobes - yes or no?

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Stretched earlobes - yes or no?

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. No

    45 vote(s)
    70.3%
  3. As long as they are small

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    10.9%
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  1. alexmurphy

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    READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU VOTE PLEASE


    So I want to get stretched ears, or as some people call it, "gauges". However, my parents aren't going to stop me, but they are against it. They are because they think that a hole in my ear would reduce my chances of getting a job, or getting in to a decent college.

    Now, before i continue, I want to point out that I dont want ridiculously huge holes. I want to get one just a little bigger than a "0" gauge. I think that holes in your ears big enough to fit your beer in it is disgusting. I might also be influenced by seeing several people with one extremely large gauge, and one broken earlobe...

    This is a "0" gauge. (well, according to google)
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    edit - some people were wondering whether or not this was a 0 gauge. regaurdless of what really is a 0 gauge (as i am not 100% sure) i want a gauge slightly larger than the one pictured


    I think there is a point, when they are proportionate to your ears, that they look good. Larger than even a half inch in diameter is too big for me. But even that, if these are going to mess with my chances of being successful in life, Then i don't want them. at the moment i dont even have my ears pierced, so i wouldn't really know either way.

    So, if you are old enough to have a teenage kid, vote on whether or not you would let them get these, and please give me an explanation in form of a response

    The rest of you, just vote based on whether or not you would/what your opinion is.

    thanks for the help guys, just wanted some outside opinions :wavey:

    I am attempting to post a poll here...
    edit - it worked!

    edit - if gauges are cared for properly (yes, the holes in my ear are pets) then they will go back to the size of a normal piercing after several months

     
  2. Varcolac

    Varcolac Frets? What frets?

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    Voted no. I think they look stupid and like it or not they will affect your employability.

    Then again, I barely have earlobes at all, so maybe I'm just jealous.
     
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    definitely jealousy :lol:
     
  4. Sippin40oz

    Sippin40oz SS.org Regular

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    i voted no as personally think they dont look too great! normal piercings are wicked but dont really get the stretched ear thing.
     
  5. scottro202

    scottro202 I'm walkin' here!!!

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    I say no, only for it's permanence. A regular piercing will be fine if you take the earring out, but a gauge is pretty permanent (If I understand correctly).

    Also, the job and college stuff may be effected, too.
     
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    Im pretty sure that a '0' guage is something close to an inch in diameter, but i could be wrong.

    From the pic you posted it looks like your wanting something in the realms of 5-6 mm in diameter, and if thats the case i vote yes. It wont permanently prove disadvantageous in life, if you take them out at that size within a couple of days they will 'shrink' and almost look non stretched. If you ever wanted to let them close up permanently it should work too.

    This being from experience of having a 5mm and a 4mm in each ear
     
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    I vote no. I'm not quite old enough to have teenage kids, but it's not so much a matter of "letting them", but strongly discouraging it.

    Yeah, it's illegal for employers to discriminate based on that shit these days, but guess what? They'll find a reason to not hire you, ie someone else was more qualified. Doesn't make it right, but it's the truth.

    Personally, if they aren't too big wouldn't be a huge issue for me if I was hiring, but it might for some companies. It depends on what field of work you're going into, and how much face time you have with customers.


    I just said no for the plain reason I think they look like shit :shrug:
     
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    ^ This, it also makes you looks like a huge tool.
     
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    if gauges are cared for properly (yes, the holes in my ear are pets) then they will go back to the size of a normal piercing after several months
     
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    i thought my friend (who has gauges) said that a 0 gauge is roughly the diameter of a pencil. she could be wrong though. i want gauges slightly larger than the one pictured
     
  11. Scar Symmetry

    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    I did it when I was young and stupid and it was cool to do so.

    A word of advice: it never ends well. You end up with these big holes in your ears and you're left wondering why you did it in the first place.
     
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    This, if the guaging process is done carefully, slowly, small increments etc, then there is no reason to not shrink back down. Its generally thought that any larger than about 8-10mm there is a chance of them staying big, but it depends on your ears. A friend of mine had 14mm holes closed up completely. Small ones are fine though
     
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    adding this to the first post
     
  14. JJ Rodriguez

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    Ultimately, it's your decision since it's your body, and you seem pretty convinced to do it already. Just do what you want, and if it ends badly, consider it a life lesson.
     
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    Anything the diameter of a pencil or smaller is fine.
     
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    I say you can do whatever the fuck you want with your body...

    But i also can point and laugh at you as much as i want.

    i voted no.
     
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    im nowhere near convinced. im just trying to sift between the people who know what is fact and the people who are saying "gauges are for queers"
     
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    JeffFromMtl Уродливый, но честны

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    If you have to ask other people, the answer is probably no. :2c:
     
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    :agreed:
     
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    I'm honestly surprised that No is winning by such a stretch (no pun intended :lol:) since this place is full of metalcore kids now :lol:
     
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