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Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Old 07-22-15, 12:14 PM
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Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Sort of a tangent to the tattoo thread. I'm not a huge fan of piercing in general, but these make me cringe. Also called ear gauges, I guess, though wiki said that's incorrect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stretching_(body_piercing)

Stretching, in the context of body piercing, is the deliberate expansion of a healed piercing for the purpose of wearing certain types of jewelry. Ear piercings are the most commonly stretched piercings, with nasal septum piercings, tongue piercings and lip piercings/lip plates following close behind.


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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

I think you're confusing Douchebags with Hipsters.

But to answer your question.... yes.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Nothing else more effectively says "I love my job as a barista or retail sales associate and I never want to work anywhere else."
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If you're a bird lover these are awesome!
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Should complete the outfit with a bone through the nose, animal skins, and carrying a big club... oh and an iPhone.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

I think some people can pull this off, when they are smaller gauges. Smaller than the girl above. But overall, no, I don't really dig them. All I can think about is what it's going to look like when they decide not to have them any more.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

It blows my mind that anyone would actually do this to themselves.
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Absolutely!
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Douchebaggery transcends all fashion choices.

Personally, I don't find it attractive. But I used to know a guy who had his earlobes stretched and he was as nice as can be. I didn't hang out with him enough that I'd consider him a friend, but he was definitely not a douche.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Slight definitional quibble here
Plaid shorts + pink Lacoste + golf visor + flipflops = douchebag
Ear stretching + tribal tattoo + aggressively gelled hair (as shown) = sadly misinformed folk

One provokes scorn, one provokes pity.
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Yeah, those discs are ridiculous - especially when the wearer removes them and their stretched lobes are just flapping-around...not a fan.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

I always wonder who the first fool was to think this was a good idea.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
I think you're confusing Douchebags with Hipsters.

But to answer your question.... yes.
While I'm sure there's some hipster crossover, I've always associated this trend more with nu-metal fans.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
I think you're confusing Douchebags with Hipsters.

But to answer your question.... yes.
They don't like cheese on their tacos either?
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
i think you're confusing douchebags with hipsters.

But to answer your question.... Yes.
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Originally Posted by Cardsfan111 View Post
I always wonder who the first fool was to think this was a good idea.
Goes back a lot longer than you think

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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

^ Yeah, but how do you know she's not a douche?
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

This kind of shit is usually the only way some people can express themselves. They may not be interesting, so this is their little scream for attention.
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90% voted "douchebag". You guys are all a bunch of conservatives.

I remember my dad complaining about guys wearing long hair and women wearing jeans.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
I think you're confusing Douchebags with Hipsters.

But to answer your question.... yes.
But "Is ear-stretching for hipsters?" would be a terrible question since it's self-evident. Should the question instead be "Are all hipsters douchebags?"
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

I'm the only neutral vote so far. When douche bags do it, it's for them and when non-douches do it, it's for them as well. It's just fashion, though I suppose it takes more commitment than most styles.
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
90% voted "douchebag". You guys are all a bunch of conservatives.

I remember my dad complaining about guys wearing long hair and women wearing jeans.
I think you're standing on my lawn.

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I always wonder who the first fool was to think this was a good idea.
That "fool" is probably a millionaire now.
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
90% voted "douchebag". You guys are all a bunch of conservatives.

I remember my dad complaining about guys wearing long hair and women wearing jeans.
Clothes is one thing. Mutilating your body is another.

Although I saw a guy the other day at the mall who had flash-drive earrings. I guess that's kinda convenient. Anyhow what if one day you've grown up and decided you don't want to look like an idiot anymore? Can this ever be reversed?
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Re: Is ear-stretching for douchebags?

Originally Posted by the General View Post
That "fool" is probably a millionaire now.
Because he patented the function of ear-stretching? I doubt that!

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