Category Archives: Stretching Jewellery

When it comes to stretched ear jewellery, steel flesh tunnels are a classic piece of kit. Whether your ears are five millimetres or fifty, surgical steel flesh tunnels are a great choice. Surgical steel is an excellent metal for flesh tunnels because it is very lightweight, easy to keep clean and comfortable to wear. This is especially important at large gauges and will keep your stretched ears feeling their best. Here at Body Jewellery Shop we have a huge range of steel flesh tunnels, but you can see some of our best-selling steel flesh tunnels below.

Plain Steel Flesh Tunnels

Simple and stylish, these plain steel flesh tunnels are a must-have for anyone with stretched ears. On the left is our classic steel flesh tunnel with a threaded back. It is easy to insert and will stay securely in place once the back is screwed on. We also have a large gauge version, available in sizes above 20mm. In the middle is our small lip version, which is internally threaded. This means that this central tube has smooth sides, ideal for irritated or sensitive piercings.

Steel Flesh Tunnel

Steel Flesh Tunnel

Small Lip Internally Threaded Steel Flesh Tunnel

Small Lip Internally Threaded Steel Flesh Tunnel

Large Gauge Steel Flesh Tunnel

Large Gauge Steel Flesh Tunnel



Jewelled Steel Flesh Tunnels

For something a little more eye-catching, check out our jewelled steel flesh tunnels. We have many different jewelled designs to choose from, but here are three of our classics. My favourite is the Brilliant Crystal Steel Flesh Tunnel, which features a supersized crystal. This tunnel makes a really glamorous statement – the ultimate way to show off your stretchings!
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Brilliant Crystal Steel Flesh Tunnel

Brilliant Crystal Steel Flesh Tunnel

Jewelled Steel Flesh Tunnel

Jewelled Steel Flesh Tunnel

Bubble Steel Flesh Tunnel

Bubble Steel Flesh Tunnel



Treat your stretchings to some statement style with our two latest flesh plugs. These pieces are eye-catching and beautifully made, giving you a great way to show off your stretchings. The first is a chunky surgical steel flesh tunnel with contrasting gold screws around the outside. It has a bold, industrial design that is vey simple but effective. This flesh tunnel will draw attention to your ears and makes a great alternative to plain steel tunnels. It is available in all sizes from 6mm to 16mm. The second design is a flesh plug made from sono wood and teak wood. It has a cute and quirky button design that looks gorgeous in your ears. These plugs have red thread sewn through the button’s holes, which really adds to their charm. These plugs are very different to our other designs and they would make a lovely gift. The button flesh plugs are available in all sizes from 6mm to 20mm.

Surgical Steel Flesh Tunnel with Screws

Surgical Steel Flesh Tunnel with Screws

Button Wood Flesh Plug

Button Wood Flesh Plug


Discover a beautiful alternative to metal tunnels with our range of glass flesh tunnels. These tunnels are made from durable barium glass and they look simply stunning in your ears. The shine and translucency of the glass gives them a unique look that you won’t find with any other type of flesh tunnel. The colours are amazing and they catch the light for a lovely jewel-like look.

When you first consider glass flesh tunnels, most people are worried about them being fragile. Thankfully the opposite is true. Our glass tunnels are made from barium crystal glass, which is shatterproof and very durable. Obviously we recommend that you treat your glass tunnels with care, but they are durable and will not break through normal use. Our glass flesh tunnels are not only beautiful, but also very comfortable to wear. Glass is an inert material that does not react with your skin. This means that it is non-irritating and ideal for people wit sensitive skin, metal sensitivity or easily-irritated piercings. The smooth surface also means that this glides smoothly into your stretching, without dragging on the skin.

Turquoise Glass Flesh Tunnel

Turquoise Glass Flesh Tunnel

Black Glass Flesh Tunnel

Black Glass Flesh Tunnel

Green Glass Flesh Tunnel

Green Glass Flesh Tunnel



Benefits of Glass Flesh Tunnels

Glass flesh tunnels are comfortable to wear and look gorgeous. Glass is a biocompatible material that works in harmony with your skin, allowing your piercings to feel fresh and comfortable at all times. Below are some of the many advantages of wearing glass flesh tunnels:

  1. Very comfortable
  2. Smooth and comfortable to insert
  3. Extremely biocompatible, will not react with skin
  4. Metal-free
  5. Suitable for sensitive skin and metal allergies
  6. Beautiful colours
  7. Durable non-scratch shatterproof glass
  8. Very lightweight
  9. Unusual and eye-catching


When you stretch your ears, the most important things that you can do are a) stretch slowly and b) use high quality ear stretching kit. High quality stretching tools give you the best chance of a healthy stretching process and a good end result. This is because good quality tools will be made of biocompatible, lightweight materials that do not cause irritation or put undue pressure on the piercing. In this post I will outline the ear stretching kit that is not only my personal favourite, but is recommend by the majority of piercers and experienced stretchers.

For Stretching Your Ears

For actually stretching your ears, I highly recommend surgical steel stretching tapers. Here at Body Jewellery Shop you can buy these tapers individually or as a kit, as you can see below. High quality steel stretching tapers such as ours are finely machined with a perfectly smooth surface and will not irritate your ears. If you choose cheaper acrylic tapers, you may find that they irritate your ears and drag on the skin. Lubricant is also essential – either jojoba, Vitamin E, olive, hemp or almond oil. These natural oils reduce drag and pain during stretching. They also condition the skin and should be used to massage the earlobe both before stretching and during the healing process.

For After You Have Stretched Your Ears

After you have stretched your ear, remove the taper and insert an unflared flesh tunnel. My favourites are the steel flesh tunnels below. You should never leave the taper in, as this leads to uneven stretching and puts pressure on the new stretching. You should always use non-porous materials for your first post-stretching jewellery to encourage clean healing: either surgical steel or titanium.

For Healed Ear Stretchings

Once your ear stretching has healed completely and you have reached your desired gauge, I recommend wearing wooden flesh tunnels or plugs. Wooden jewellery is completely non-irritating, lightweight and very comfortable to wear. It reduces odour and stays the same temperature as your body. My own wooden tunnels have kept my ears happy for years and I find that they require less cleaning compared to metal jewellery. So there you have it, my favourite ear stretching kit!

Steel Stretching Taper

Steel Stretching Taper

Steel Stretching Taper Kit

Steel Stretching Taper Kit

Unflared Steel Flesh Tunnel

Unflared Steel Flesh Tunnel

Wooden Plugs and Tunnels

Wooden Plugs and Tunnels



This post is part of our Ear Stretching Guide 101 series. Click on the link to see the whole series.


Treat your ears to comfort and style with our range of natural buffalo horn flesh plugs. These plugs look great, feel comfortable and are a great option if your ears react to metal and plastic flesh tunnels. All our buffalo horn flesh tunnels are made with horn that is naturally shed and ethically obtained, without harming the water buffalo. It is a great natural material that is biocompatible and can be made into a huge variety of stylish jewellery.

Water buffalo horn is non-reactive, so it will not irritate your ears. It helps to reduce odour and is very lightweight, so it will not stretch your ears gradually over time. The horn can also be polished to a very smooth finish, which makes it easy to insert into a new stretching. We have a huge range of buffalo flesh tunnels, some of which you can see below.

Solid Buffalo Horn Flesh Plugs

These buffalo flesh plugs are made from solid sections of horn, painted and carved to give you a great choice of styles. As well as plain plugs we also have a huge range of cool designs, including triangular and square flesh plugs. All of our buffalo horn plugs are double flared, which means that they stay securely in your ears and do not require O-rings.

Dice Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Dice Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Skull Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Skull Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Plain Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Plain Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug



Inlaid Buffalo Horn Flesh Plugs

For something a little more special, check out our selection of inlaid buffalo horn flesh plugs. These plugs feature a variety of eye-catching materials, from fossilized coral and natural stone to sparkly Swarovski crystals. They mean that you get the comfort and smoothness of buffalo horn, but with a beautiful accent. Bright and eye-catching, they make wonderful gifts for anyone with stretched ears.

Fossilised Coral Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Fossilised Coral Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Swarovski Crystal Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Swarovski Crystal Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Silver Spade Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug

Silver Spade Buffalo Horn Flesh Plug



Discover amazing comfort and style with Kaos silicone skin eyelets. These ultra-thin flesh tunnels are the most comfortable stretched ear jewellery you will ever wear and they look gorgeous too. Kaos silicone skin eyelets are super-lightweight flesh tunnels with a flared, concave shape. They hug your ears and make your stretchings look bigger, while the flexible silicone means that they move with your body. When it comes to silicone stretching jewellery, Kaos are the only choice.

The flexibility of Kaos’ eyelets makes them extremely comfortable to wear – especially for sleeping and under big headphones. The soft eyelets bend around your ear and do not dig into your skin the way that a rigid tunnel can. Light, soft and flexible, you’ll forget that you are even wearing them!

Classic Kaos Silicone Skin Eyelets

Kaos’ classic silicone skin eyelets form the core of their range and they come in seven stylish colours. They include black, white, pink, blue, violet and clear. All of these eyelets look great but in my opinion the clear eyelets are really special. They are practically invisible but give your stretchings a nice round shape, so you get a clean “no jewellery” look without the puckering that most of get when we remove our tunnels.

Kaos Clear Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Clear Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Pink Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Pink Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Black Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Black Silicone Skin Eyelet



Pearl Kaos Silicone Skin Eyelets

Part of Kaos’ latest collection, their pearl silicone skin eyelets give you a choice of colours with a beautiful pearl finish. The finish makes them really catch the light, without actually looking pearlescent. These eyelets are available in Royal Purple, Jade, Cobalt, Sky Blue, Shell Pink, Sea Foam, White Pearl, Sea Blue and Hot Pink. The colours are really rich and dimensional, making the pearl eyelets my personal favourite of Kaos’ silicone eyelets.

Kaos Purple Pearl Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Purple Pearl Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Jade Pearl Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Jade Pearl Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Cobalt Pearl Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Cobalt Pearl Silicone Skin Eyelet



UV Kaos Silicone Skin Eyelets

And for the ravers amongst you, check out Kaos’ UV range of silicone skin eyelets. These super-bright eyelets glow under UV light and come in amazing colours that look electric even in daylight. This range is more opaque than the others and the colours have to be seen to be believed. The UV eyelets are available in Purple, Orange, Magenta, Green and Blue.

Kaos Orange UV Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Orange UV Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Magenta UV Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Magenta UV Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Green UV Silicone Skin Eyelet

Kaos Green UV Silicone Skin Eyelet



Discover a new kind of bling with our new range of crystalline box flesh plugs. The front of these flesh plugs unscrews to reveal a tiny secret compartment. They feature amazing crystal-set designs with stunning sparkle that really lights up your look. Our new box flesh plugs are available in eight gorgeous designs, including zebra print, rainbow colours, a black star and the three you can see below. The crystals are truly amazing and have a really bright, clear shine. They catch the light beautifully and add a big dose of glamour to your outfit.

Our crystalline box flesh plugs are made of high quality surgical steel. They are non-irritating, lightweight and very comfortable to wear. These flesh plugs are double flared, so they stay firmly in place. It does mean that they are more comfortable to insert into healed stretched piercings rather than fresh stretches. Bright, bold and comfortable to wear, our crystalline box flesh plugs are a great way to up the glamour stakes.

Crystalline Box Flesh Plug

Crystalline Box Flesh Plug

Star Crystalline Box Flesh Plug

Star Crystalline Box Flesh Plug

Yin Yang Crystalline Box Flesh-Plug

Yin Yang Crystalline Box Flesh-Plug



Stretch your ears in eye-catching style with our new patterned acrylic ear stretchers. These stretching tools come in three graphic patterns that make a cool alternative to plain ear stretchers. They are made from high quality PMMA acrylic, a lightweight plastic that is non-irritating and feels very comfortable to wear. With their smooth finish, these ear stretchers slide gently through your piercing without dragging. They allow you to stretch at your own pace, slowly enough to allow your body to heal in between stretching. We also have a huge choice of other acrylic ear stretchers including plain black and ultra-bright UV colours.

New Spiral Acrylic Ear Stretchers

Our acrylic ear stretchers come in two styles: straight and spiral. Below you can see the three new spiral designs. Spiral ear stretchers are easy to handle and you gently rotate them through your ear. Their rounded shape looks really striking and won’t poke into your neck, as some straight tapers can. They make a big, bold statement and really show off your ear stretchings.

Camo Spiral Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Camo Spiral Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Skull Spiral Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Skull Spiral Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Toadstool Spiral Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Toadstool Spiral Acrylic Ear Stretcher



New Straight Acrylic Ear Stretchers

Below are our three new straight acrylic ear stretchers. They have a classic taper shape and come with two black O-rings to keep them in place. This shape is more compact and gives a more streamlined look. These ear stretchers have rounded points, so they are comfortable to wear and lie straight behind your ear. Simple but eye-catching, they are a classic choice for stretching your ears.

Camo Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Camo Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Toadstool Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Toadstool Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Skull Acrylic Ear Stretcher

Skull Acrylic Ear Stretcher



Show off your stretchings with a pair of glowing UV flesh plugs! Our UV plugs are made of UV-reactive materials that glow brightly under UV light and black light. They come in a great choice of styles and designs, from simple UV eyelets to gorgeous patterns and ultra-bright colours. UV flesh plugs are usually made of PMMA acrylic or silicone. Both these materials are great for body jewellery and both have different pros and cons. Acrylic is a great value option that is light, durable and non-irritating; while silicone offers flexibility, softness and comfort.

UV Flesh Plugs

Our solid UV flesh plugs offer you amazing colours and designs. Choose from plain plugs like the one on the right, or eye-catching designs like our anchor and Mexican skull plugs. The anchor design is also available in black. It’s important to remember that black does not glow under UV light, so only the white, clear or coloured parts of the flesh plug will actually glow. We have over 50 UV flesh plugs to choose from, so you can’t go wrong!

Anchor UV Flesh Plug

Anchor UV Flesh Plug

Mexican Skull UV Flesh Plug

Mexican Skull UV Flesh Plug

Green UV Flesh Plug

Green UV Flesh Plug



UV Flesh Tunnels & Eyelets

If you prefer flesh tunnels, we have a huge choice of UV flesh tubes, eyelets and tunnels. This includes our best-selling Kaos silicone eyelets, one of which you can see below. The Kaos eyelets come in 5 different colours, as well as a bigger number of non-UV colours. They are very soft and give you an extremely comfortable feel, especially at night.

Blue UV Eyelet

Blue UV Eyelet

Kaos Purple UV Eyelet

Kaos Purple UV Eyelet

Red UV Flesh Tunnel

Red UV Flesh Tunnel



Many of us try to use natural products and materials in our daily lives and this is especially true when it comes to choosing your body jewellery. Most people find that natural materials work best for their stretchings, which is why our wooden flesh plugs are so popular. Wood is an excellent material for flesh plugs because it is biocompatible and seems to exist in harmony with your body. It reduces odour and irritation, so your stretchings will feel great. Wooden flesh plugs also look wonderful and come in a choice of gorgeous colours and natural patterns. These wooden flesh plugs are suitable for fully healed stretchings only, so I recommend stretching with surgical steel tapers and then switching to wooden jewellery once the stretch has healed.

One-Piece Wooden Flesh Plugs

Carved from a single piece of wood, our one-piece wooden flesh plugs show off the natural beauty of the wood. They are made from wood chosen for its fine colour and sustainability. We have a great choice of these flesh plugs and as you can see, they are very beautiful. The natural colours and textures look lovely against your skin and add an element natural simplicity to your style.

Palm Wooden Flesh Plug

Palm Wooden Flesh Plug

Iron Wooden Flesh Plug

Iron Wooden Flesh Plug

Coconut Wooden Flesh Plug

Coconut Wooden Flesh Plug


Inlaid Wooden Flesh Plugs

For something more striking, check out our inlaid and mixed wood flesh plugs. These plugs feature two or more types of wood and make the most of the natural variation in colour and pattern. They make a statement and draw attention to your stretchings, perfect for showing them off.

Iron & Rose Wooden Flesh Plug

Iron & Rose Wooden Flesh Plug

Iron & Coconut Wooden Flesh Plug

Iron & Coconut Wooden Flesh Plug

Wooden Flesh Plug with Lava

Wooden Flesh Plug with Lava