Lobe piercings are SERIOUSLY underrated. They are faster/easier to heal, less painful, and there's enough space on most people's lobes to create some really cool looks!
Lobe piercings that are done with a piercing gun are 20 gauge! If you're wearing butterfly or push on back earrings, your lobes are 20 gauge.
Most cute piercing jewelry is 18 or 16 gauge- this is the main reason that you should get your lobes pierced at or stretch your lobes to a 16 or 18 gauge! Doing so opens up your jewelry possibilities so much.
Also, we all know the pain of being stabbed in the neck by your regular earrings while trying to sleep! This can be totally avoided when you are able to wear flat backed labrets that are widely available in 18 or 16 gauge. Or, you can wear plain hinged seam rings that make great hoops or huggie hoops!
I know as soon as I say "stretch" most people assume that I mean to a size that is noticeably large, but this is not the case! 16 gauge is small enough that the holes are not gaping open when no jewelry is being worn.
You can easily use a taper to stretch your lobes, and this blog will guide you through exactly how to do it! You may even find that your lobes are already suitable to fit a 16 gauge size if you wear lots of dangling or heavier earrings.
The possibilities are really endless! You can get a stacked lobe done like this:
An orbital like this:
or just throw a medley of gorgeous piercings together!
All of which look amazing and have many more options in a 16 gauge!
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Until next week,