Honey, Dont do that to your ear! It'll rip, because 1.) you're stretching way too fast! You're not only sticking one foreign object in your ear, BUT TWO! So, if you're on a budget, go to hottopic and get their taper set, its only ten dollars and you get two tapers in the size you desire, and go slowly, because if you rush, you'll most likely get a blowout, which is uuber disgusting, i've learned from experience, and it wont look as amazing.