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.