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Metal Ear Gauges: Tips on Stretching, Deals on Ear Gauge Kits

Updated on March 15, 2011

Metal Plugs for ears

Looking for a new look instead of the solid ear gauges that everyone has. The hollow metal gauges are nice because they actually can make your ear stretching look bigger than it is already. The metal is also a lot easier to clean than the silicone and plastic on the other ear gauges. The easiest way to go is to get the Taper and Ear Gauge Kits these are great because they come with the gauge horn and this makes it easier to stretch your ear more safely. This also saves you money, since you don't have to go to the piercer to stretch your ear lobes for usually $10 for plugs and the stretching is free. So buying these kits for around 50 will save you time, money, and will show you how to stretch your ears.

If you don't like the look of the metal ear gauge plugs take a look at the Silicone Ear Gauges. This makes stretching your ear easier sometimes because the silicone actually stretches the ear for you slowly and less painful. But with the right technique the other method for stretching your ears shouldn't hurt either.

How to put in metal ear gauges

Stretching your ear is easy and should only be done every couple of weeks. Don't skip gauges so do 18g-16g, 16g-14g and so one. Don't skip because this could cause blow out and scar the ear and not let it ever grow back to normal. Yes these stretching up to a certain size will grow back or close up normally for the most part.

Use a triple antibiotic for a lubricant that way it helps in both ways the stretch and dressing it. Remember this is a wound and can get infected. Leave the stretching in for about 4-6 days then you can take it out quickly and clean it. When doing the stretch make sure the plug is flush with the tunnel so it slides right into the hole and you don't have to worry about it not going in. Like I said wait about two weeks between the stretching so that your ear can heal up right like I said a blow out or a rip is not good and can be painful.

Also metal ear gauge plugs have more to choose from and even come in different shapes and sizes and are usually easier to find and are for some reason more snug when in your ear stretching.  A good deal on a kit would be $25-$50 in a store you would pay around $90 so think of the money you'll be saving on these metal ear gauge plugs.


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      rich_hayles 7 years ago

      My partner has her ears done and this is pretty much the same advice that she has been told.

      Bang on and great information. Well done.