Thinking of Gauging your ears?
Be sure to practice patience and only gauge up one size at a time. Allow for full healing between each gauge and you will have a better looking and healthier piercing
Healing should only take 1 to 2 weeks between gauges. Be sure to clean off any crusties and wear jewelry that does not carry bacteria, such as surgical steel.
Although you can gauge your own ears, a professional will have properly sterilized equipment and will make sure your ears are ready to go up a gauge.
You should find the price to gauge an ear piercing to be much less than the cost of a piercing.
H2Ocean or a sea salt mixture (50% sea salt - 50% water) will help your ear to heal.
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