Then they insert jewelry called flesh ear gauges or some may know it as a spacer. These are hollow and are much lighter in weight plus you can see thru them. Many add a ball or some other type to the hole. They are made of many different types of materials from steel to plastic and some even wear bone.
Gauge up has been done with many tribes if you look through history. Some have stretching’s up to 2 inches. This is where they use almost half-inch gauges. Then they go up in up gauges every time the stretch. You will see the ears have huge holes as well as the lips. If you’re going to do this type of stretching you must be careful and know the area is ready otherwise you will cause damage to the fistula. If it isn’t ready then you will tear it. You must wait at least a month before you stretch to the next size so it heals completely. You must remember that stretching is permanent and even if you stretch just a tiny bit, it will stay that way.
Ear gauges are put into a stretched hole already. For them to stay in place the ends are flared out. They have the double-flared and then the straight flared. The double is held in by the flared ends and the straight is held in with o-rings.
You must take care of your stretching while you do this because the bigger the hole gets the more bacteria and dust can get to it so you have to watch for infections. You will find you’re getting an oily, smelly substance that needs to be cleaned with antibacterial soap so it does not build up. Watch what type of material the ear plug gauges and stretchers are because everybody reacts different to the materials in them. You may find you can wear one without any problem, while another can cause a reaction.
Here are several of the types of ear gauges and flesh plugs.
• Threaded flesh plugs
• Single flared flesh plugs and tunnels
• Top hats
• Stretching crescents
• Tapers
Using these types will get you the stretching you want and you can gauge plug any piercing you want to with these. You must choose the right ear gauges when doing this type of stretching. You know the oldest mummy found with gauged earrings was in 3300BC! His were stretched from 7-11mm. So you know this type of stretching, piercings and tattoos have been around for years, and it’s not a new trend. Buddha was a wealthy prince and he had ear stretching and the more wealth you had the more gold you hung from your ears. The weight of all his wealth stretched his almost to his shoulder! A man in Brazil has the largest ear stretch known. His are 110-120mm and they believe he has clay plates for ear gauges plugs!