How far can I go without having permanent scarring and damaging to my ear lobes? This simple video shows you the proper technique to work your way up to a 0 gauge.
Many people are curious on how big they can stretch their ears without having permanently stretched lobes for life. The answer to that is most people can stretch gauge their ears up to 2 or 0 gauge without any long term effects. You can take them out after reaching these sizes and your ear will heal up and look totally normal after a few months.
PLEASE REMEMBER THOUGH, the slower you stretch, the less permanent your hole will be. If you stretch really fast, you will more than likely end up ripping your piercing more than you are actually stretching it (which can leave a permanently stretched piercing). So make sure you wait the recommended 1 month interval between stretches, and never skip sizes/gauges, so you will heal up nicely and have a nice healthy piercing.