Can anyone explain the idea behind those earrings that take up the whole of the ear lobe (about half an inch in diameter) I've seen members of African tribes with similar things but....?
My boyfriend has stretched/gauged ear lobes.
You start with a noraml sized piercing which is 1.6mm and then you get a expander which tapers up to say 2.0mm and leave it for a bit and then increase and increase until you reach your desired size.
Or if you're really rock and roll you can get it scalpelled up to a bigger size much quicker.
Aslong as you don't stretch over 12.7mm then it should heal itself back up.
It's actually hugely popular and not at all uncommon, infact it's becoming very common atm. I'm surprised people on here seemed so shocked
He also has tattoos on his head-shocking
I know some people don't like them, he gets the occasional funny look and what have you, but that couldn't bother him in the slightest!
Anyways, I have hanging earlobes