I set out on a mission to find tiny hoops that I could leave in the top piercing of my lobes for extended periods when I came across this website. These earrings are exactly what I wanted! I have had double piercings in my lobes for many years however the top holes just don't want to act right sometimes. I was concerned looking at the pictures that the 8mm were going to be too small because, while I did want them to hug my lobe, I didn't want them to be tight. I took a chance & ordered them in the smallest diameter. Mystic Moon was on top of my order Monday after I ordered over the weekend & I received my new earrings very timely. I'm not sure we actually realize how tiny our ears really are until we start adorning them! These earrings are the very definition of tiny. I was concerned that I was going to lose it before I even got it to my ear & then worried again that they were going to be too small :) I followed the directions and cleaned everything, opened the earrings, found the neosporin, & slide them into my ear. Instantly fell deeply in love with these and was actually surprised that they aren't snug against my lobe (this is absolutely due the placement of the piercing & size/shape of my ear lobe). I have slept in the earrings and didn't even know they were there. If you're reading this, make the purchase, you will not be disappointed. I have spent months looking for these, trust me, you will not find them anywhere else.