What is Stretching or Gauging?

A stretched or gauged earStretching is a form of body modification in which a healed piercing is slowly expanded to accommodate larger jewelry. Many people refer to the process using the term "gauging", although the technically correct term for the act is "stretching". The most commonly stretched piercings are the earlobes. People stretch their piercings for many reasons -- some people just enjoy the process, and others love the beautiful and varied jewelry that can be worn in a larger gauge piercing. Whatever your reason, this website is here to help you stretch your ears properly and safely.

Looking to stretch or gauge your ears?

You've come to the right place! This is a step-by-step guide to the process of safely stretching your earlobe piercings.

Continue to Step 1: Getting Started