I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Guam! So now this island girl, living in Utah is a mother to two beautiful boys and has been married since 2002. I have aBachelors degree in Business Admin and have worked in the HR field for a couple years, then my ADD self took a sharp right turn after I became pregnant with my second child. I decided to open my own business so I now own Honey Bump Maternity in Layton, UT. www.honeybumpmaternity.com 801-444-0900

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Moms with Gauged Ears

Moms can have gauged ear lobes right? Of course they can!

I remember the first time I saw my brother with gauged ears almost 10 years ago. I thought he was absolutely crazy. Not only was it completely new to me, but he gauged them to some humongous size that HE didn’t even know what size they were back then. I was having to find him plugs and eyelets in the states since he lives in Guam and they didn’t have anything for him at the time. The picture below is a better idea of what size his ears are now and I think they’re awesome. Not for me, but I think they look totally rad on him.

Large Gauged Ear

Well, fast forward a couple years and I started dabbling with the thoughts of stretching my own lobes. I knew I didn’t want to go as big as my brother because I just didn’t want to, it wasn’t my thing. I wanted to keep them pretty small so that I could take them out and close them if I wanted to without having to go under a knife (yikes!) My ears were already beginning to stretch because of all the heavy dangles I used to wear and the frequent pulling off of hoops by my son, so I think I started at a 14g or maybe a 12g.  It’s uncomfortable but it shouldn’t be excruciating…it should be done gradually and patiently as to not break skin and risk infection. Whether people follow those instructions or not is the real question.Small Gauge

 

After a couple of weeks I made it to a 4g and decided to stay that size. Boy, that didn’t last long, then I jumped to a 2g and I have been there for a couple years now. I’m starting to itch for a bigger size but the thought of wasting my beautiful earrings makes me sick. By the way, if you’re looking for earrings for gauged ears or even fakers, you have to shop with this gal! PEACH TREATS – she’s the bomb, I love everything she makes and she’s LOCAL! I found Peach Treats at the SLC farmers market over a year ago and I just fell in love with her work. Support local artists yo! Seriously, her products are amazing.

 

Gauged Earring

The cute pair in the above photo are a collaboration between Peach Treats and Kumiko’s Origami Jewelry. Another very cool local artist!

I haven’t had anyone ask me why I’ve stretched my ears but if they did the answer would just be, “Because I like the way they look. ” It’s for the same reasons that girls get their ears pierced in the first place…I think they’re pretty. It’s a fun way to express yourself. earring gauge

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