ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ear Gauges and Ear Plugs Great Prices, Stretch Your Ear Not Your Wallet.

Updated on July 25, 2012

Ear stretching in Modern Day

Gauging your ears is been a style for years and doesn't seem like it's going away. The only problem with ear plugs is that most places don't allow you to wear them. I had to take mine out and let them close up it sucked but hey it's a job. Their are some sizes that are acceptable but give it time then the world will hopefully become more open to it. Some places if it's below a 4 gauge then they usually don't have a problem but I found once you start stretching you just want to keep going bigger and bigger. Check out these Metal Ear Gauge Plugs

Things to avoid when stretching your ear.

The one thing you don't want to do is blow your ear out.  I know it sounds painful and it is.  A blow out is when your ear lobe rips, that's what I said it Rips.  Ouch!  That's not it it usually takes a while to heal and then you sometimes get a nice growth that looks like a tumor on your ear.

Take it slow your body will tell you if you are ready.  Their should be no excessive pain, bleeding if so stop and put the appropriate size plug in and let it heal.  Your ear is telling you your not ready.  Remember RIP!!!  Never leave the taper in your ear no matter what people say because it causes uneven stretching's which will be a pain in the butt when you go to place your plugs in.  I recommend going from your normal piercing at a 18 guage to a 14 guage then most people can go to a 10 gauge.

How to stretch your ears

Always use a taper to stretch your ear and lube it up with triple antibiotic then slowly glide it thru your ear until your comfortable with stopping.  If you have to take it slow go for it.  The best time I find that works for stretching is right after a warm shower because your ear is nice a limber.  Glide the taper thru until you reach the end then put the ear gauge of your choose up to it and push it thru like it's part of the taper this is the easiest instead of pushing the taper thru and having to push the plug thru because the ear will shrink a little.

After the piercing is in use sea salt to help heal it.  It's best to wait about a month before stretching again.  Remember don't go to fast each person can go at a different rate.  I went from 18 to 14 gauge then to 8 gauge then to a 4 gauge then to a 2 gauge.  If your having a problem or hard time doing it your self go to a professional most places only charge you for the plugs then do the stretching for free.

Rubber Bands on your Ears

Using the rubber rings is essential and your worst enemy depending on how you use them.  You need them to hold the plug in so it doesn't fall out.  But the down fall can be if you put them to tight it could cut of ventilation to your ear and get them infected.  Only put the slightly past he ends not right up against your ear.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Great page!

      Personally resin gauges work best for me. Its the only material that doesnt irritate my ears. I use


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)