Ear stretching is a popular practice followed in different parts of the world. First, it used to be followed in selected parts of the world, but now it is a trendy and funky practice. To some people, this whole ear stretching concept might sound gruesome and awful, but it is nothing like that. In fact, ear stretching, which is also called ear gauging, is very cool. It looks great, is versatile and it also provides a cool body modification. Aside from the cool and funky aspect of ear gauging, there is a great number of risks involved too. But worry not, as all the risks can be avoided, by following guidelines for safety measures. By following the guidelines, you will remain safe, and the ear gauges won’t become a disaster for you, instead, it will remain to look good as it was.
The Basics of Ear Stretching
There are various types of ear gauges available in the market, and all the types are sold in pairs, with the only exceptions being ear stretching kits and single taper. Below given are the various types of ear gauges available are –
- Silicone Gauges or Plugs
- Acrylic Gauges or Plugs
- Stainless Steel Gauges or Plugs
- Glass Gauges or Plugs
- Organic Gauges or Plugs
Of all these ear gauges, the most popular ones are the silicone, organic and stainless-steel ones. Ear gauges are also called ear plugs. As there are various types of ear gauges/plugs available, there is also ear stretching jewellery available that you should select. They are – tapers, tunnels or eyelets, plugs, etc. Tapers are the main tools that are used for the ear stretching procedure. Tunnels or eyelets are open tools that are meant for longer usage. Plugs are solid tools that are also meant for longer usage.