How To Stretch Your Ears With Teflon Tape

If you want to stretch your ears with tape then we have a simple set of instructions for you.

Remember this is just advice, we are not medical doctors and for any medical or health recommendations or implications around this process you should definitely consult with a medical professional.

With that said lets take a close look at ear stretching.

Tribes in various cultures have been practicing earlobe stretching for a long time. In the western world however it is a relatively new phenomenon.

Some individuals are experimenting on how far they can get the skin to stretch, others do it for beauty.

Ear stretching was originally (in the Western world) associated with hippies and rock fans, but currently everyone seems to be doing it.

Extreme care should be taken. Overstretching your ears or stretching it too fast could cause an injury or the earlobe could split.

There is also the risk of infection.

Teflon tapes and bondage tape are commonly used to stretch the ears.

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How To Use Tape To Stretch Your Ears


You will need to buy PTFE Teflon tape or bondage tape and make sure you have a pair of clean sterile scissors.

Never be tempted to use duct tape, household tape or electrical tape.They are laced with chemical adhesives that are dangerous and could cause infections.

You will need jewelry of different sizes. These should be of high quality to avert risks of infections.

The jewelry should be made of steel, glass or titanium. Use single flared or no flared jewelry.

Ensure that you have a water-based lubricant such as jojoba oil or vitamin E to enable the jewelry slide in effortlessly to avoid pain.

Jewelry types and size

You need to know your current jewelry size.

Jewelry sizes also called gauges, ranges from 20g ( the smallest) to 00g( the largest).

If you wear earrings frequently, your size will differ from the person who does not.

Never overstretch at the first time.

If you have recently pierced your ears; wait until it completely heals to start stretching.


Different ears stretch differently so do not be alarmed if one ear is more elastic than the other.

Give it time, or use fewer tape wraps. If you find Teflon tape gets stuck to the inside of the ears; you may need to try bondage tapes.

Taking care

When the jewelry is securely in place, there shouldn’t be any pain or blood. Mix 1/8 tablespoon of sea salt with warm water. Soak each ear in the solution for a few minutes. Avoid touching the ear constantly, it might cause irritation.

After a while remove the jewelry. Constantly massage the area with jojoba oil or vitamin E. It enhances blood flow and hastens healing. Vitamin E heals the scars tissue making future stretches possible. Always wash your ear regularly to avoid and bacterial build up. After the stretch has completely healed; wear jewelry that is designed for stretches.

Teflon and bondage tape are less expensive. They are perfect for large stretches. Taping gives you a slow but manageable increase. It allows faster and better healing.

What you should bear in mind when tape stretching;

Remember ear stretching requires patience. Never be tempted to start big in a bid to hasten the process as you risk injuring your ear.

Although the healing process varies, the next major ear stretch should be after 1-2 months.

Skin elasticity varies from one person to another; you may not exactly get the same results as the other person.

After a large stretch, your ears may never return to its original shape. Be certain before doing this.

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