It took me FOREVER to go from a 2g to a 0g. I tried several times, then gave up for a long time. Finally I tried again not too long ago, and boom they fit. I think I'll wait another year to stretch again. No rush.
Try searching online. I know my friend as a pair in 7/8ths, when you mention tree of life, does that mean the wood ones or the ones with the tree of life on them? My friend as the wood ones. She says they are not supposed to smell.
Unfortunately dial-up prevents me from uploading photos to photobucket, but I have two tattoos. One on my right shoulder blade is a quote from Hamlet that says "To thine own self be true" and on my left ankle I have a "v" with a leaf on one end and it's symbolic of my vegetarianism.