One of the main concerns people have about stretching their ears is how noticeable stretched ears can be and how to hide stretched ears for work. There are ways to hide stretched ears, but I think it is important to be realistic – it is impossible to make your stretchings completely invisible, especially at larger sizes. There are however plenty of ways to make your stretched ears more discrete and less “offensive” to employers and judgmental family members. The most basic – and least popular – option is to limit the size of your ears. The simple fact is that small stretchings are easier to hide than large ones. In the end it is a balancing act – the size you would like vs. the practicalities of your job etc. When it comes to hiding your existing stretchings, having long hair is always an advantage! Simply wearing long hair down can go a long way towards hiding stretched ears, especially if people don’t know that you have them in the first place. However the best way to hide your stretchings is with discrete jewellery, as detailed below.
How To Hide Stretched Ears with Hider Plugs
Kaos Silicone Hider Plug
Hider plugs are flesh-coloured flesh plugs. They are designed to blend in with your ear lobes and make your stretchings more discrete. The most effective are Kaos Silicone Hider Plugs. They have a realistic skin colour and a tapering edge that helps them blend into the surrounding skin. Unfortunately they only come in one colour. If your skin tone is darker, your best bet is to look for other plugs that match your skin tone as closely as possible. Even if the hider plugs do not match your skin colour exactly, they can make your ears look much more discrete – especially from a distance.
How To Hide Stretched Ears with Flesh Plugs
If your stretchings are under 10mm, you may find that you can hide them simply by wearing plugs that look like stud earrings. By choosing a style that could conceivably be a regular stud, you can hide your stretchings quite easily. Remember, they might be obvious to someone familiar with stretched ears, but people often see what they expect to and may not notice your stretchings. The example on the right would probably not get a second glance from most people! For best results I recommend one of the jewelled plugs below or any solid, opaque flesh plug.
Make sure you keep your piercings hidden at school with our fantastic range of discreet body jewellery. Wear our fantastic back to school jewellery in both your large and small stretchings. Comfortable and easy to wear, our silicone jewellery will fit perfectly and stop you from standing out and getting in trouble at school. Everyone will want some flesh tone body jewellery this year!
Solid Silicone Flesh Tone Hider Plug
Solid Silicone Flesh Tone Hider Plug
Get yourself one of these flesh coloured solid silicone hider plugs ideal for wearing to school. These comfortable and safe plugs will hide your stretching and will feel smooth against your skin. Made from soft biocompatible silicone, these metal-free plugs are safe to wear to hospital visits, school and work. The flat discs either side of the plug will keep this secure and in place as well as protect this body jewellery piece from catching. Everyone will be impressed with this great value flesh tone hider plug and will want one to make their stretching look more discrete.
Kaos Silicone Clear Flesh Tunnel
Kaos Silicone Clear Flesh Tunnel
Wear this beautifully designed clear silicone flesh tunnel which will feel comfortable everywhere you go and especially when you are asleep. The clear design will disguise the fact you have a tunnel and the squishy material will allow you to fit this body jewellery piece in your stretching easily. This skin-friendly silicone tunnel will feel soft against your skin and will stop irritation. Easy to clean and remove, this clear flesh tunnel will look discreet and will stop you from getting into trouble with your teachers. Great value for money and stylish, this kaos silicone flesh tunnel will work a treat!
We all know how frustrating it is when your school objects to your stretchings but if they claim that your tunnels are not safe, you may be able to keep your stretchings by wearing silicone hider plugs. Some schools believe that flesh tunnels and plugs are not safe during sports and cite this as a reason that you have to remove your plugs.
In a way you can see what they mean â€“ although I think being injured because by your flesh tunnels is extremely unlikely! If you are playing contact sports like rugby or you were struck on the ear, your flesh plug would concentrate the impact on your jawbone/behind the ear. This could technically lead make the impact more serious or lead to injury. The chance of this happening is very small but schools are obliged to take all risks into account and may be afraid of angry parents who could blame the school for allowing you to wear flesh tunnels while playing sports. This might all sound rather unlikely but some schools do claim that stretching jewelled is dangerous. Thankfully you can eliminate this â€˜riskâ€™ by wearing silicone hider plugs.
If your school wants you to remove your jewellery on safety grounds I recommend researching silicone hider plugs and presenting your school with evidence that they are safe to wear. Hopefully they will allow you to keep your stretchings on the condition that you wear safe, discrete jewellery at school.
Most schools do not allow eyebrow piercings and they are frowned on by most workplaces too. As much as I love eyebrow piercings, it’s easy to see why employers and teachers object to them so much – they are highly visible and noticeable. Despite how noticeable eyebrow piercings are, they can be hidden by using an eyebrow retainer.
An eyebrow retainer will make your piercing much more discrete and most schools will allow you to keep your piercing as long as you wear an eyebrow retainer. Most eyebrow retainers are really cheap, so you can pick up a few spares or experiment with different types to find the right one for you.
Ear piercings are the most popular type of body piercing and hiding them can be a big deal if you attend a school that does not allow â€˜non-standardâ€™ ear piercings. Many schools allow ear cartilage piercings but some do not allow anything other than ear lobe piercings and most frown on stretched ears. Thankfully there is a great choice of ear piercing retainers available. A well-chosen ear piercing retainer will hide your ear piercing and make it very hard to spot.
Teachers and some parents frown upon body jewellery, particularly in schools, millions of others enjoy the coolness aspect it brings and with the brilliant designs available, there has never been a better choice of discreet body jewellery . A great way to make sure you don’t stand out and get detention in school is to wear flesh tone discreet body jewellery, we have a flesh tone solid silicone hider flesh plug, available in a variety of sizes. We’ve found that stretchings become very discrete once you have a flesh tone plug in, these are great for School, work and any other formal affair. You can use flesh tone discreet body jewellery on small and large stretchings to make them less noticeable. Silicone is very biocompatible and has a soft, squidgy feel to it making it very comfortable. The nice thing about silicone body jewellery is that it is metal free and you can even wear it whilst attending hospital appointments such as x-rays and MRI scans.
If your school does not allow tongue piercings there are various different ways that you can hide your piercing. Tongue retainers are cheap and widely available, so you can stock up on a few or experiment with a few different types before finding the right tongue retainer for you.
The easiest thing about hiding your tongue piercing is its location â€“ when your mouth is closed no one can even see it! If no one at school knows about your tongue piercing the best advice is to keep quiet about it and use a tongue retainer right from the beginning. That way, no one will have the chance to find you out. There are a few different types of tongue retainers and they all have their different advantages. In the end it often comes down to the way they feel. Your mouth is very sensitive and different people will find different tongue retainers comfortable to wear.
Acrylic Tongue Retainers
Acrylic Dome Tongue Retainers
These acrylic dome tongue retainers are a great option for school or work. They consist of a straight bar with a half-dome on either end. They come in three colours and you can barely feel them in your mouth. I recommend the clear tongue retainer but some people can get away with either the pink or orange versions. Whether or not you find these tongue retainers comfortable varies from person to person. Some people find that the edges of the dome press into their tongue while other people find them really comfy.
Hiding your piercings for school or work is always a pain but septum piercings are one of the easiest to hide. All you need is a decent septum retainer and no one will be able to spot your septum piercing.
Septum retainers come in two basic types: U-shaped septum retainers and bullet or post septum retainers. Both types are very comfortable to wear and will hide your piercing completely. These retainers are very cheap and practical, so you can stock up on spares or keep one in your bag for quick jewellery changes. To buy any of the septum retainers in this blog post just click on their images.
U-Shape Septum Retainers
U-shape septum retainers are literally a U-shaped bar. They can be worn with the ends pointing down or flipped up inside your nose to hide your piercing. These septum retainers are very easy to use and comfy to wear. Despite their simple design these retainers will stay in place even at night. These septum retainers are also ideal for healing a new septum piercing. They cannot move around and you are less likely to fiddle with them than a ring, so your septum is able to heal without any movement or getting dirty.
If you have a nose piercing and go to school or college, you may be in luck â€“ many schools allow nose piercings, even if they do not allow other facial piercings. Nose piercings are seen as more â€˜normalâ€™ and some schools turn a blind eye to them. If however your school does not allow nose piercings, you will need to invest in a nose piercing retainer. Nose piercing retainers are easy to use and they do a great job of hiding your nose piercing.
Nose piercings are relatively easy to hide, especially if they are tucked into the curve on the side of your nostril. Most nose piercing retainers hide the nose piercing completely and look like a mole or pimple. Some are completely invisible but most are just very discrete. A well-chosen nose piercing retainer will only be spotted by people who know you have your nose pierced. There are two main types of nose piercing retainers, which you can learn more about below. Everyone is different and you may need to experiment to see which type of nose piercing retainer is right for you.
It’s almost back to school time and for many BJS customers that means one thing – hiding your piercings! But never fear, here at BJS we have plenty of great piercing retainers to help you hold onto your piercings through term time. From clear piercings jewellery to safe metal-free studs, there are lots of options to suit you, your piercing and your school.
Over the next week I will be showing you which piercing retainers are the best for different types of piercings. Today I am focusing on lip piercing retainers. Lip piercings are very popular and they are banned in most schools. It’s easy to see why schools have such a problem with lip piercings – they are highly visible and literally in-your-face. Some schools have banned lip piercings all together while more moderate schools are happy as long as you use a discrete lip piercing retainer. Lip piercings are relatively difficult to hide but if you choose the right lip piercing retainer you can make your lip piercing very hard to spot.