How To: Fix blowouts from ear stretching with gauges

Fix blowouts from ear stretching with gauges

Stretching your ears out to fit in a gauge looks totally counter culture and cool, but if you get too excited to load one in and stretch your earlobes too quickly there could be huge (and nasty) consequences.

Check out this video to learn how to reverse a blowout. A blowout is what happens when you stretch a hole in your ear too quickly and a small flap of skin from the inside of your piercing gets pushed out. The result is really gross, but can be fixed. One of the easiest ways to solve this problem is to simply downsize your piercing.

Start your career in Graphic Design with the WonderHowTo's Beginners’s Guide to Photoshop Course

Buy now for $49.99 >

Our Best Phone Hacks

Gadget Hacks' tips — delivered daily.


Hey Im not sure about the gauge system, but I went from an 16 ml taper to an 18ml, and I had a blowout. I wasnt sure what it wasfor about a week, so I've been trying eveything from disenfectant to bathing it n salt water. Its been about a week and after watching this I gave up and went back to 16. Do you think my blowout wil still heal?

Hello, i stretched to 26mm and about 2-3 months ago i had a blow out, and it's healed completely now but i have the loose skin on the back of my ears. how would you go about fixing it? should i down size 2-3 sizes for a couple of months? Thanks.

So I just tried to put in a flare gage and this bubble or blister on the inside popped blood and I don't know what it was. I'm so nervous can you give me any information on what this is and if I should take them out ? Thanks

How do you get rid of the extra skin on the back the ear after a blowout

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest