Plug Your Lobes!

2/13/2015 11:46 AM

Plugs - maybe you’ve heard of them and maybe you haven’t- plugs are indeed becoming more and more common pretty much everywhere today. What are plugs? They are one of the most common types of piercings available, and people have been getting them for hundreds of years. An ear plug can be worn in order to stretch the ear lobe to a certain size. Stretching is a relatively safe kind of body modification- it does not usually bring on any kind of consequences unless done incorrectly or improperly cared for.

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Stretching your ear - doesn’t that hurt? Well, it all depends, of course, on many different things, such as weather the piercing was done right and also on the person’s pain tolerance. However, it is usually not painful to stretch. However, there is a major factor to consider- ear stretching is a pretty permanent thing. Once a 2 Gauge is achieved, there is a very small chance of going back. This means that once your ear is stretched to this point, it is unlikely to shrink back to normal size again. Thus, be aware of this if you are unsure of how much you want to stretch your ear.

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Tapering is the most common way to stretch your ear. In this process, a conical piece of jewelry is used to slowly stretch the ear to the larger end of the jewelry piece. The best material for this kind of jewelry is either titanium or surgical steel, because these are the kinds of metals that will work best to prevent infections or the buildup of bacteria. This process takes time, and being impatient is not a good thing. Always increase your size only by the next increment and no more or you might risk permanent scarring. Such a blowout on the ear can be repaired with surgery and while it may not be a very difficult one, it is still best avoided.

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But if you are impatient, there is a slightly faster, though possibly more painful and longer-healing way to achieve a larger gauge. This method is called dermal punching. In other words, the process literally cuts the flesh of your ear to a desired size. Unfortunately, this size is limited to the smaller gauges, but it will certainly speed up your process of stretching to a desired gauge.  

Once you’ve achieved a desired gauge size, you can then begin to use various different materials instead of your first piercing for your plugs. These materials include wood, bone, horn, and other natural stones. Make sure that you consult your body modification expert for suggestions on the right materials for you to wear and also for when exactly you can take out your original jewelry piece. Safety first no matter what.

Disclaimer: Everyone heals differently. This post is meant only as a general guideline for ear stretching. Please discuss with your professional body piercer for any additional assistance.

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If you are a fan of stone agate, you may be familiar with its many stunning shades and numerous uses. One wonderful use of this material is of course for ear stretching. Various great plugs and tunnels can be made from agate, though most should only be worn in mature piercings. These classic black double flare plugs are perfect for any occasion. Their teardrop shape is great for any face and complexion, and they are smooth and well-polished for comfort and style. Get yours now in any of the following sizes: 2 gauge (6mm) , 0 gauge (8mm) , 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), 5/8 inch (16mm), and 1 inch (25mm). Check them out here: https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/ear-stretching-guide

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Amethyst has always been considered a charming, magical stone, and everything made out of it has always been considered in some way beautiful. It’s easy to see why, as these amethyst rosebud stone plugs are a stunning natural purple hue. The double flare plugs feature a detailed rose design that adds to their charisma. They are available in any of the following many sizes: 2 gauge (6mm), 0 gauge (8mm), 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), 5/8 inch (16mm), 11/16 inch (18mm), and 3/4 inch (19mm).

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If you prefer to wear plugs that are not too showy, yet still attractive when noticed, these precious opalite stone plugs might be just right for you. With single flares and included black “O” rings, these plugs resemble clear light blue bubbles that are ready to slide right into your ear piercings. And they will fit no matter what size your piercing may be, since these stone plugs come in a variety of sizes: 8 gauge (3.2mm), 6 gauge (4mm), 4 gauge (5mm), 2 gauge (6mm), 0 gauge (8mm) , 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), and 5/8 inch (16mm).

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These plugs have a pleasant, authentically natural look and feel, so if going natural is your thing, these make a great choice. Jasper stone plugs are made of highly polished, smooth jasper stone, which makes for ultra-comfy wear. The plugs are a neutral tan/brown color with a pattern that will vary from plug to plug, though you will be sent a nearly matching pair. These plugs are available in all of the following sizes: 8 gauge (3.2mm), 6 gauge (4mm), 4 gauge (5mm), 2 gauge (6mm), 0 gauge (8mm), 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), and 5/8 inch (16mm).

Jasper Gauges

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Are you obsessed with sweets? Is ice cream your favorite food? Does chocolate invade all your dreams? Or do you just love the cute and colorful appearance of mini cupcakes? Express your passion for all things sweet by wearing these cute, charming cupcake plugs. These double flare plugs have a 1mm flare and a 10mm wearable area. They’re made from plain black silicone but feature a cartoon cupcake with blue icing on the front. They’re available in all of the following many sizes: 2 gauge (6mm), 0 gauge (8mm), 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), 5/8 inch (16mm), 3/4 inch (19mm), 7/8 inch (22mm), and 1 inch (25mm).

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Ever since ancient times, body jewelry has been a way for both men and women to enhance their appearance. Today, however, it seems that women dominate over men in their use of body jewelry for this particular purpose. And while in the past body jewelry was better tied in with mystery and tradition, now it is more common to see women wear it just for the sake of looking more attractive. And with this desire, more and more types of body jewelry has been invented.Girls With Stretched Ears

Now that body jewelry is used for the purpose of body decoration, there are many different kinds of body jewelry that especially target women’s preferences. Belly button rings, plugs & tunnels, eyebrow rings, lip rings, nose rings and even tongue rings are only a few examples of the broad variety available.

Body jewelry plugs and nose rings may be small, but they are worn by people on a very large scale. Plugs are a great way to enhance the beauty of the ears, while nose rings are a great way to add more unique detail to a face in general.

Body jewelry styles available for everyones style and personality

Belly button rings are now actually considered the leader of the body piercing, since they come in so many different colors, shapes and sizes. Besides these simple characteristics, there are also several types of belly rings available, which might be the reason behind their immense popularity. For instance, there are horizontal belly piercings, bridge rings, dangle piercings and even diamond piercings. This great variety offers a lot to those who wish to draw attention to their body.

Nose rings, on the other hand, can beautify the nose. Some cultures consider this the most important, significant and elegant piercing. A lot of women get this piercing to look chick and stylish. Besides this, there are also a few kinds of nose rings available, such as the septum piercing, and many kinds of materials from which they are made of, like gold, silver and diamond. This also makes the nose piercing very appealing to women.

Weather you approve of nose or eyebrow piercings or not, they have become very popular in today’s society and play a major role in a lot of women’s lives.

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Anchor Body Jewelry Trends

1/16/2015 3:41 PM

Trends come and they go, but despite the fact that they are not always very long lasting, trends often are valuable to keep track of because they can help someone be able to stay stylish and up to date. A recent trend that has become especially popular Anchor Gaugeswould be the anchor trend. This particular fashion has been coming and going for quite a while. Many years ago it was first used by the Christians as the cross so as to avoid persecution by the Romans. Several hundred years later, the anchor became a part of sailor fashion and culture. Sailors would get anchor tattoos to show off their knowledge and relationship to the sea. After this, anchors once again became popular as a symbol for being in a relationship. The anchor would mean that you had a significant other and that you were already taken.

Today, the anchor today stands for stability. The past five years have brought it back into the fashion world and made it very popular. Some believe that this is due to the economic Silicone Anchor Plugsdepression occurring worldwide; people want to show that they are grounded and have some stability using the anchor.

Who is the most frequently involved with the anchor? Typically, it appeals to hipsters and Indie groups who wish to be especially trendy. Anchors show up on many different things- from clothing to tattoos and various kinds of body jewelry. Whether you like plugs, belly rings, or necklaces, you will surely be able to find something that fits your style on UrbanBodyJewelry.com

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Psychedelic Plugs 2G - 3/4"

12/19/2014 2:32 PM

If you’re into colors, swirls, and cool patterns, then these plugs should seem pretty irresistible. Their cute pattern of swirls may remind some of those bright, hot summer days, or of the childhood favorite rainbow ice cream cone. Whatever they remind you of, these single flare plugs can certainly make you feel hip. They’re made of black acrylic, with a Hippy Psychedelic design and screw on fronts. They’re available in all of the following sizes: 2 gauge (6mm), 0 gauge (8mm), 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), 5/8 inch (16mm), 3/4 inch (20mm). Price starts at $8.99/pair. Check them out here: https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/psychedelic-plugs.html

Psychedelic Plugs

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Cherries are juicy, sweet, and always in style, just as these plugs are sure to be. Made of pitch black acrylic and covered with a cherry design over a white background, these plugs have a really nice vintage appearance that goes well along with warm weather or comfy jeans. While not too flashy, these plugs suggest a creative mind and a certain self-confidence when worn by almost anyone. These saddle plugs have double flares, and come in all of the following sizes: 2 gauge (6mm), 0 gauge (8mm), 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), 5/8 inch (16mm), 3/4 inch (19mm), 7/8 inch (22mm), and 1 inch (25mm). Sold in pairs at $9.99/pair and available here: https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/vintage-cherry-plugs.html

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Black Panther Plugs 2G - 1 Inch

12/1/2014 11:32 AM

Whether you’re an animal, ready to show your inner pride, or a quiet animal-lover that wants to wear something stunning, these plugs are an excellent choice. Made of black acrylic, these double flare plugs are sure to stun. A black panther, even in cartoon style, is usually quite eye-catching, but when its a real image—it becomes magnificent. Such is the case with these saddle plugs, which feature a Panther cross design and a 1mm flare. Available in any of the following sizes / gauges: 2 gauge (6mm), 0 gauge (8mm), 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), 5/8 inch (16mm), 3/4 inch (19mm), 7/8 inch (22mm), and 15/16 inch (24mm). See more: https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/black-panther-plugs.html

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If you happen to be the romantic type, or someone who enjoys the simplicity and elegance of light tones, then these plugs may be your perfect match! Sold in pairs, these plugs feature double flares and are made of semi-precious quartz stone. Their color is a uniquely gentle and eye-pleasing pink, and they are shaped into a beautiful rose in full bloom.Adorn your stretched ears with these wonderful plugs, which are available in any of the following sizes / gauges: 2 gauge (6mm) , 0 gauge (8mm), 00 gauge (10mm), 1/2 inch (12mm), 9/16 inch (14mm), 5/8 inch (16mm), 11/16 inch (18mm), and 3/4 inch (19mm). See more here: https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/pink-stone-rose-bud-plugs.html 

  • Double Flares
  • Quartz stone
  • Each Piece is hand crafted
  • 2G - 3/4"

Pink Rosebud Stone Plugs

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