Here’s an easy-to-follow video guide on tapers and the earlobe stretching method. Tapers are used to gradually stretch the piercing.
The reason it’s called an ear taper is because it reduces in thickness toward one end. They come in different sizes and you must be very careful when using this method.
While watching this video you will get a clear picture of how the tapering process works as well as learn more about what to expect when stretching your earlobe.
This is not something something that you should take lightly. Instead, take advantage of the advice here and start out slow.