So I have an industrial but want to get my lobes pierced. I was hoping to go to 00 max, maybe 0, but was wondering how long it would take. I had heard of people being pierced to 6 or 4, and stretching from there, but I was wondering if this would affect my ear if (at some point in the future) I would have to take them out. My friend has 00s, and says that if he takes them out for like 2,3 weeks, it closes back up to a slight slit, which is something that I could deal with, but he stretched from 12, slowly, and I was wondering if being pierced to a higher gauge right away would affect the elasticity of my ear? If it could cause harm or is unsafe, how long would it take to stretch from, say, 10? Thanks.