16 May '11, 8am

Dear #SGYouths, go stretch & expand your earlobe holes somemore. See what happens. Not cool anymore. @fakestomp #sgedu

Dear #SGYouths, go stretch & expand your earlobe holes somemore. See what happens. Not cool anymore. @fakestomp #sgedu

This youth proudly posted this picture of his mangled ear on Facebook, proclaiming it 'cool like a G6'. His ear appears to have been torn by an overlarge piercing in a practice known as 'stretching'. 'Stretching' is the practice of inserting progressively larger objects, usually discs or plates, into a pierced hole in the skin, usually on a lip or earlobe. The process must be done slowly to give the skin time to heal over, before the next larger object is inserted. STOMPer lego commented: "I came across this Facebook picture and I was utterly disgusted. "This kid thinks he is cool for having an earlobe like that. His caption for the picture read 'cool like a G6'. "I think he enlarged his earlobe piercing until it tore and he still proudly posted this photo on Facebook. "Is this a trend? A kind of fashion? Or is it only the 'Ah Bengs' doing it?"

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