We recommend you take a shower beforehand. The heat will help loosen the skin which will make inserting the jewelry easier.
Before you put on any jewelry, don’t forget to wash your hands and moisturize your lobes. Here's a link to our primers, salves, and oils.
Insert it at an angle, pull down your lobe and press the jewelry in. If it hurts, stop. It means your ears aren’t ready to wear double flares. You want to wait 3-6 months after a fresh stretch before wearing double flare jewelry. To help you prepare for wearing double flare jewelry, you can wear heavier single flare items like glass and stone.
If you’re new to the size, go slow. You should also have a longer wearable length to accommodate for swelling if you're stretching.