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Prince Albert Question [May. 28th, 2004|12:35 pm]
I've had my PA for almost a year now and figured that its time to move to a bigger gauge. I'm currently at an 8ga and planning on going to a 6ga for now.

So, as I'm in stupid mode right now. Work tends to fry what little brain cells I have. How do I go about doing that?

Can I just walk into a shop, buy the new one, take it home and slide it in? I know going to a larger size requires some stretching.

any help on this I can get would be greatly appreciated.

[User Picture]From: champdaddy
2004-05-28 11:31 am (UTC)
a few years back I decided to either get rid of my earring or go bigger with it, so I got a bodyring put in. they used a needle that graduates in size to stretch the hole a bit.

I don't have a p.a. but I would assume they need to do the same, but judging from my ear experience, I'd go for more than 6ga upsize if you go to the trouble.
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[User Picture]From: audiodubliner
2004-05-28 12:12 pm (UTC)
your on www.worldleathermen.com arent you? I just recognized you.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2004-05-28 12:41 pm (UTC)
yea.. I have a profile on there. dont get on there as much as I used to though
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[User Picture]From: furrbear
2004-05-28 02:58 pm (UTC)
First question: How long you been at current gauge?

It typically takes 3-4 months (longer for larger gauges) to stretch on your own.

Some folks can do the initial jump from 10G to 6G without stopping at 8G. Most can't. Each even jump in size from 20G to 0G is nearly a 60% increase in cross-sectional area. Conversely, that's the reason, that going from 0G to 00G is fairly easy (only about 26% increase)

Obscurities will do the stretch for you free so long as you've spent enough time at the current gauge. (It's part of the service (along with sterilization) that comes with the added price.)
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2004-05-31 07:28 am (UTC)
have been at the current gauge (8) for a year.

I was thinking about jumping from the 8 down to a 4. just wasnt sure how much stretching would be involved.

I'll probably head to Obscurities next weekend to get it down

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[User Picture]From: furrbear
2004-05-31 12:37 pm (UTC)
8G = 0.128" = 3.264 mm = 8.367 sq mm cross-section
4G = 0.204" = 5.189 mm =21.147 sq mm

So a 4G is a bit more than 2 1/2 8G rings. If you have an extra ring or two you can stretch it that way. Good luck & Lemme know how it goes.
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[User Picture]From: guysterrules
2004-05-28 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure about the PA but when I had my nipple at 8 and went to 6, they had to stretch it with a graduating needle. I had that sucker for about 6 years then took it out one day and man, it was a relief. I never put it back in so now I have an enlarged left nipple which is ok, I guess.

I don't think PAs have the same kinds of problems as the nipple, do they?
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