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Finally! Properly Gauged Ears!!

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These were my b-day gift! I got this pair and a pair that's light and dark blue striped. My earlobes are gauged for 8 gauge plugs, and I finally got 'em! Well not plugs, but the 8 gauge talons! Woot! ::dances::



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  1. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    Happy birthday Ravin! Congrats on getting the pair of talons! (First time I’ve ever said that) ;)
    I have to ask…does it hurt when you are going up in size? I would think it would, but then there’s a part that says probably just when you put them in. Thought I’d ask since you posted these pics.
    P.S. Love the dancing! I also do a happy dance!

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Ravin, Happy Birthday! Glad your happy with your present! I also have to ask ,”did it hurt?” Dance,dance wherever you may be…

  3. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Nah, gauging doesn’t hurt, you do it slowly a half a gauge to a gauge at a time, slow and steady, I had originally planned on going to a 0 or 00 gg, but really liked the 8, as I have tiny ears, heh.

  4. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    they make special jewelry for gauging, I did mine the wrong way, I started in the early 80′s before gauging jewelry came out, had seen gauged ears on african and aboriginal tribes people in national geographic and fell in love with it. So, I started by putting first, 2 french hook earings in each ear, then once I was used to the weight of that, 3, then 4, then 5…and so on, lol. ;)

  5. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Happy Birthday Ravin! I am so happy that you have a present you can really enjoy. I do have to ask though what happens if you want smaller holes? Would they have to stitch you?

  6. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Truthfully, I really don’t know, I guess they would, I mean logic would point to that…hmmm, I’m gonna have to ask my piercer about that.

  7. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Oh, and thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! :D

  8. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Happy Birthday Ravin!!! Neat talons! Not my style but cool anyway!

  9. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thanks Lindys! :D

  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is different, I don’t think I could do that, but I suppose it looks cool on some people.

  11. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Cool Ravin!

  12. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thanks Lorrie…I sooooo love them, I’ve been driving Brian and my sis/roomie Nancy nutsoid saying every hour or so…”So, have I mentioned how thrilled I am to actually have the proper gauged talons for my ears recently?” LMAO! ;)

  13. No Photo
    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Whoa Ravin!!! ;) I guess your B~day was good for you. :) Mine was good for me. I think I know how they would fix your ear if you were to want smaller holes, only reason I even might is my daughters earring hole got too large. Well then it got torn getting dressed a piece of clothing got caught in her earrings. (No big hole piercing though) They lazered her ear open and either stitched it or maybe glued it back together. I’m not sure which. She said it was not a comfortable proceedure though. Uh oh, huh?
    Well congrats to you ;) . My heavens how do you sleep now? Do they come out?

  14. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Happy belated B-day Miss Faith! HUGS! They come out, but I generally leave them in all the time, can’t even feel them when I’m trying to sleep. They’re such a perfect fit, I forget they’re there til I reach up to scratch my ear, or catch a glimpse in the mirror, they’re also extremely light weight.

  15. No Photo
    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    My oldest grandson had his ears done big. He is 24 on Sept 6th. He has worked in retail in a couple skate board stores and for a youthful store I cannot for the life of me think of the name. They are in the malls. He’s in Boston. Haven’t talked to him since he left months back. Said he was a grown~up who could take care of himself. (Truthfully I think anybody any age can use some taking care of by someone else once in a while.) I know he is grown~up for heavens sake. ;) :)

  16. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Happy Birthday Ravin!!! Very cool talons.

  17. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thanks Karen!! :D Would the stor possibly be Hot Topics Miss Faith? Or Spencers?

  18. No Photo
    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I think so. They usually have a lot of black clothing and (black light / well purple light) He was assistant manager for a long time where ever he was I think you are right.

  19. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Sounds like Hot Topics…that store is the ONLY reason I would ever drag my butt into a mall, lol. Love it!

  20. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Happy Birthday Ravin!!!!!! Hope you had a blast!!!

  21. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    Glad you had a great birthday Ravin. Cool talons!

  22. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Your ears look so cool Ravin! I can never do it, my lobes are so small, I wasn’t even sure I would be able to have my ears pierced! lol It looks good on you. Glad to hear you had a great birthday :-)

  23. No Photo
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Happy birthday Ravin .Cool talons!

  24. No Photo
    Orchid Betty says:

    The talons look beautiful on you Ravin, happy belated Birthday!

  25. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Happy BD to Ravin (etc. etc.) ;) Only YOU could carry this off.

  26. Violet
    Violet says:

    Happy belated birthday to you , Ravin… glad you had a nice day…
    and love your talons !!!!

  27. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    Happy late Birthday! :)

  28. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    OK so now I know what you got for your birthday!!

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