Since I received my Prince Albert piercing, I have been wanting to increase the gauge of the ring that hangs from the end of my penis. I prefer the look of a slightly chunky ring, but not overly chunky as some Prince Albert owners have.
Where I was
I saw Mike from Infinity Piercing back in April to get my initial Prince Albert piercing. He inserted a 12G captive bead ring with a hoop diameter of 19mm. This is the minimum gauge that should be used for a Prince Albert piercing.
Where I am
As of this past weekend, I visited Mike again. The only suitable jewellery they had is a 10G horse shoe barbell with a hoop diameter of 13mm.
I could feel the stretch of the larger gauge. It was not uncomfortable, but you certainly know that it is stretching the hole.
While the 13mm hoop diameter is much smaller than the 19mm hoop diameter of the initial captive bead ring, it still works with my anatomy and where the piercing was placed in relation to my urethra opening. I do prefer the look of a larger hoop diameter ring.
Where I’m going
Right now, my ultimate goal is to eventually get to a 4G ring or horse shoe barbell. That is still a long way off as there is a minimum 3 months between stepping up to the next gauge jewellery.
The progress is:
- 12G (was)
- 10G (current)
- 8G (step 1)
- 6G (step 2)
- 4G (goal)
There is at least 9 months until I reach 4G unless I have problems with any of the stretches. When I reach a 4G ring or barbell, I may decide to go even further, who knows.
How will I get there
I have placed an order for 3 captive bead rings, a 10G, 8G and a 6G. Each ring has a diameter of 19mm, the same as my initial piercing. I will work my way through the rings, spending approximately 3 months at each gauge before moving to the next size up.
One thing I had not thought about is the method for putting in a captive bead ring. I’m starting to wonder if I should have ordered the horse shoe barbells instead of rings. That may be a future purchase.
I have not written about my Prince Albert piercing for two months now. There has not been much to write about as it has been mostly uneventful.
Three months after getting the piercing, I am certain that the piercing is now healed & I am now wanting to explore increasing the piercing gauge. Online research I have done has conflicting information about the duration to be spent at each gauge.
I have read that some pierced guys are able to gauge up every 6 to 8 weeks. Others have suggested waiting 6 months between gauge changes. What I find interesting is that these differences are not just from people’s experiences, but also coming from experienced piercers.
Personally I have no experience in gauging up, however I am looking to gauge up in the future. How large I am yet to decide, but for now a 4G ring is a reasonable target.
However between the 12G that I have now, and the 4G that I would like to reach, there are 4 gauge steps. Based on 6 months between changes, that will be 2 yrs away at the earliest. If I go with 3 months, it is 12 months away.
I think I am ready to gauge up now. Do I attempt to do it myself? Or do I go see the piercer? Is 3 months enough, or do I wait the 6?
I think it may be time to talk with Mike again. Ask him for his advice and find out whether we can gauge up after 3 months, and whether he has the right sized jewellery in stock for this weekend, maybe.