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Quote Mike_jacobs Replybullet Topic: Labret Stretching
    Posted: July/14/2010 at 8:14pm
hi!
i had my centre labret pierced a few days ago, and i am planning on stretching it to 6mm oval.
i have a few questions for you bmodders out there,
firstly could i stretch to 5mm circular and then whack in a 6mm oval 3 weeks later or what?
i brought my 6mm PTFE oval labret from aesthetics already! :)
how big exacly is a 6mm oval, its not exacly clear as its not circular so i am very confused. also i would like just some general information on labret stretching, any information would be nice.
 
thanks guys
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Quote kcir Replybullet Posted: July/14/2010 at 8:29pm
a 6mm oval is 6mm...you'd have to look at your order form for dimensions.

what size are you at now? 
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Quote Mike_jacobs Replybullet Posted: July/14/2010 at 8:35pm
i dont understand, 6mm length or width? sorry im pretty dumb and i'm only at 1.6 but i have all the stretching jewellery from 1.6-5mm
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Quote ferrn Replybullet Posted: July/14/2010 at 8:39pm
the circumference of the labret  would be 6mm
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Quote Mike_jacobs Replybullet Posted: July/14/2010 at 8:44pm

;) right! thanks

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Quote kcir Replybullet Posted: July/14/2010 at 9:05pm
you should understand the product you are buying BEFORE you buy it...with an oval there should be two dimensions, one for height and one for width....i could be in error, but i've never seen a piece of jewelery described by circumference.    
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Quote ferrn Replybullet Posted: July/14/2010 at 9:22pm
^ listen to him,
now i think about it all the ovals ive seen have been measured at height x width.
sorry love.

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Quote SteveSirenic Replybullet Posted: July/14/2010 at 9:59pm
I make ovals by actually a lot of dimensions. Some of them you should know before getting your first piece some you have find what's right for you.

First off you should know what dimensions you want to wear. First, you got it already what the oval would be as a "round" size. But unfortunately, I doubt you'd be satisfied with a 6mm oval. As it really wouldn't be that oval. Maybe, a 3mm height by a 9mm width. Which is honestly super skinny. It can be done. But, personally I wouldn't even think of going to an oval until at least 12mm.

At that size you can get a much easier transition.

But, as for the dimensions. There are:

Round Size: The size of the jewelry if it were a round piece.
Height: The length from the top of the oval face of the jewelry to the top.
Width: The length of the right side to left size of the face.
Wearable Surface: The length from the the back to the front
"Wing" Size: The length of the flares on either side of the piece.
Flare Size: How much the front of the piece differs from the rear.

I highly advise using flared ovals in healed stretched labrets. Labrets get loose fast. By making the piece so the rear of the jewelry by the "wings" is the actual round size and the front of the jewelry is slightly larger you labret stays a bit tighter and I think is much more comfortable than having it slide around when I talk, eat, etc.

Like my piece I'm wearing now is a  19mm 23mm by 15mm piece with a 12mm wearble surface, 4mm wings and a 2mm flare.

EDIT: Ive also switched back and forth between round and oval jewelry a few times. I've found the best way for me to make the switch is to downsize onto the oval. If your at the same size or stretching with it the sides of the oval can cut you.

Especially with Aesthetics jewelry. Although a good company they seem to make a lot of their wood and PTFE ovals with very "sharp" sides. One of the reasons I switched over to using obsidian labrets from OneTribe.


Edited by SteveSirenic - July/14/2010 at 10:02pm
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Quote merrry Replybullet Posted: July/15/2010 at 1:17am
Since when is stretching a labret hardcore???
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Quote SteveSirenic Replybullet Posted: July/15/2010 at 1:45am
Originally posted by merrry

Since when is stretching a labret hardcore???


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