I’m still on this ear-gauging tip — with a recent sob story of trying to move from 6g (4 mm) to 4g (5 mm) after only 6 weeks, woo boy — but I still have lots of normal 18g (conventional) dangly jewelry.
I hate to let that sort of thing go to waste, so I bit the silliness bullet and tried putting one of my danglies in my second ear piercing:
Surprisingly less weird than I thought it’d be. I kinda like it. I felt a bit like a Bajoran.
After my rather painful and bruising attempt to stretch to 4g this past weekend, I ordered myself a nice pair of $5 6g double flares (blue goldstone) to soothe my inner ferret while I wait out rehealing. They arrived today, and went in reassuringly easily, despite the slight remaining bruising from the weekend.
They look mostly like black dots to anyone not looking closely, but they’re a little glittery and don’t need any obnoxious o-rings.
I’m free! Free at last! …From o-rings, that is.