I’ve had the piercing for over 10 years now but haven’t had anything in it for at least 4. it was a 6g that I had at a 4g just before I stopped wearing it. It shrunk down to a permanent 8g and I decided I wanted it back. I’m gonna go up to a 4g and wear a hand carved ivory tusk I made a long time ago. I’ll probably get a flared hider plug to wear in it most of the time. Here it is now, more pix in a couple months when I stretch again. yes I know it looks like a little metal booger but its just a retainer, I wear it fliped up so you can't see it. Its surprising how hard it is to find a 6g retainer.