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Plug Your Lobes!

2/13/2015

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.

Ear Stretching Gauging Kits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Comments | Posted in Information By Erica

Added to the shop this week are the Jawbreaker Tapers & Jawbreaker Spirals. These might remind of those candy jawbreaker you used to suck on for days when you were younger. Both styles are available in sizes / gauges 8g, 6g, 4g, 2g, 0g, 00g. The ear tapers are sold individually for $3.99/pc "O" rings included. The spirals are sold in pairs for $9.99/pair. The pattern is unique for each plug but we do our best to get you a matching set. Check out the links below to view each product.

Jawbreaker Ear Tapers

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Jawbreaker Spirals

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Comments | Posted in Just in By Erica

16G plugs, tapers, and a ear stretching kit are now available for purchase. The tapers are sold individually, the plugs are sold as pairs, and the stretching kit has 1 taper and 1 pair of plugs. 16 gauge is the size right before a 14g so this might be a more comfortable size / gauge for some people to stretch to first. Click the links below to view that item.

16G Plugs

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16G Taper

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16G Stainless Steel Ear Stretching Kit

 16 Gauge Ear Gauging Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get free shipping on your order over $20.

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Comments | Posted in Just in By Erica

A little over a month ago we released the 1g (7mm) tapers and plugs. This month we are proud to release 9mm tapers and plugs. 9mm is the size/gauge that is in between a 0 gauge and 00 gauge. The reason we introduced a 9mm to the selection was because stretching from a 0G to 00G is a 2mm stretch. A lot of people have trouble stretching to a 00g from a 0g and so we wanted to make the process a little easier and safer. When you have been comfortable at a 0G for a while and you decide you want to stretch to a 00 gauge, going to a 9mm first might come handy.

You can purchase the tapers and plugs individually or you can buy a 9mm ear stretching kit which includes 1 taper and 1 pair of stainless steel 9mm tunnels.

View here: https://www.urbanbodyjewelry.com/ear-taper-sets-and-kits/9mm-ear-stretching-kit.html

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Comments | Posted in Just in By Erica