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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


Start the new year in style with our brand new clip-on ear cuffs. These ear cuffs do not require a piercing, instead they simply push onto the outside of your ear. These ear cuffs have a beautiful filigree design that looks very feminine and elegant. They snake up the outside of your ear and make a lovely alternative to earrings. Both cuffs have a central portion that clips around your ear – for the most comfortable wear I suggest placing this middle section in the centre of the edge of your ear, so the top and bottom will fit nicely onto your ear. These ear cuffs are made from high quality surgical steel with a beautiful finish. This means that they are very comfortable to wear and will not irritate your skin, in the way that cheap high street jewellery can. Being wholly made of surgical steel also means that you can gently bend them to fit your ear. You can pinch or widen the central part to get the most comfortable fit around your ear, but they will still retain their shape and amazing shine. We also have many more clip-on ear cuffs, which you can find in the Clip On Earrings & Earrcuffs section of the website.

Elegant Ear Cuff - Medium

Elegant Ear Cuff – Medium

Elegant Ear Cuff - Large

Elegant Ear Cuff – Large



Discover a stylish alternative to plain jewellery with our brand new ball closure rings. These BCRs feature shaped and cut-out balls, so they look more stylish than a regular ball closure ring. New thing month are the two ball closure rings that you can see below. One features a cut-out star ball, while the other has a beautiful 3D carved rose in place of a ball. These ball closure rings work in the same way as plain BCRs and are just as easy to fit and insert. They are made from high quality 316L surgical steel, so they are also very comfortable and non-irritating to wear.

Rose Ball Closure Ring

Rose Ball Closure Ring

Star Ball Closure Ring

Star Ball Closure Ring



More Unusual Ball Closure Rings

If you like these new BCRs, check out our Novelty Ball Closure Rings section. We have over 50 alternative ball closure rings, some of which you can see below. They feature a great choice of glam jewels, cute designs and dangly charms. These BCRs make it easy to stand out from the crowd and show off your piercings. They can be worn every day, or kept for when you feel like making more of a statement. All our “novelty” BCRs are made from high quality surgical steel.

Flaming Heart Ball Closure Ring

Flaming Heart Ball Closure Ring

Skulls Ball Closure Ring

Skulls Ball Closure Ring

Silver Star Ball Closure Ring

Silver Star Ball Closure Ring

Pink Jewelled Ball Closure Ring

Pink Jewelled Ball Closure Ring



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

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

How To Hide Stretched Ears

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.



Jewelled Flesh Plug

Jewelled Flesh Plug

Black Jewelled Flesh Plug

Black Jewelled Flesh Plug

Crystalline Flesh Plug

Crystalline Flesh Plug



Treat yourself to a little glamour this Christmas with our new range of jewelled nipple rings. These nipple rings feature beautiful jewelled designs that combine style and comfort. Each ring works in the same way as a BCR, but with a jewelled charm in place of the usual plain ball. They are made from high quality surgical steel, making these rings very comfortable to wear. The charms are small enough to wear every day, but still be eye-catching. As you can see, our new nipple rings come in a great choice of colours, with diamond jewels and elegant designs. They look chic and sophisticated, a gorgeous alternative to traditional nipple piercing jewellery.

Red Cross Nipple Ring

Red Cross Nipple Ring

Black Cross Nipple Ring

Black Cross Nipple Ring

Blue Cross Nipple Ring

Blue Cross Nipple Ring

Red Heart Cross Nipple Ring

Red Heart Cross Nipple Ring

Pink Heart Cross Nipple Ring

Pink Heart Cross Nipple Ring

Green Heart Cross Nipple Ring

Green Heart Cross Nipple Ring



New Jewelled Charm Nipple Bar

Also new this month we have this beautiful jewelled charm nipple bar. This nipple bar consists of a jewelled filigree charm suspended from a plain barbell. The whole piece is made from surgical steel and you can also wear the barbell without the charm if you wish. This nipple bar is one of our most stunning pieces. I love the elegance of the design and the delicate but glamorous colour of the pink and red jewels. We also have many other charm nipple bars and nipple shields to choose from, which you can find in our Steel Nipple Shields category.

Jewelled Charm Nipple Bar

Jewelled Charm Nipple Bar



Discover a new type of piercing jewellery with our range of titanium continuous piercing rings. These rings are a great alternative to BCRs and smooth segment rings. Like segment rings, they give the appearance of a smooth, continuous ring. They consist of a simple titanium ring with a small gap on one side. Once inserted into your piercing, they give a seamless appearance and will stay securely in place. The result is much more comfortable than a BCR and gives you a more streamlined, elegant look. You can wear a continuous piercing ring in almost any piercing, including ear piercings, lip, eyebrow, nipple and septum piercings. These piercing rings are made from high quality G23 titanium, so they are completely non-irritating, nickel-free and very comfortable to wear.

Green Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring

Green Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring

Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring

Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring

Rainbow Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring

Rainbow Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring

Purple Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring

Purple Titanium Continuous Piercing Ring



How To Use Continuous Piercing Rings

To insert a continuous piercing ring, you will need to make the gap wide enough to accommodate your piercing. To do so, gently twist the two ends away from each other, either by hand or using a pair of ring opening pliers. Do not simply pull them apart sideways (as you would with a BCR), as this will distort the ring too much. Then insert the ring into your piercing. Once the continuous ring is in place, twist the ends back into position. Titanium is extremely durable and should original retain its shape if handled with care.

White Steel Continuous Piercing Rings

We also have two continuous piercing rings in white steel. These piercing rings are made from high quality steel with an anodised white finish. The finish is similar to that of coloured titanium – it is smooth, durable and does not alter the biocompatibility of the steel. These rings are very comfortable to wear and available in both 1.2mm and 1.6mm.

1.2mm White Steel Continuous Piercing Ring

1.2mm White Steel Continuous Piercing Ring

1.6mm White Steel Continuous Piercing Ring

1.6mm White Steel Continuous Piercing Ring



Discover a stylish statement with our new range of ear piercing cuffs. These ear cuffs consist of a clip-on ear cuff and a barbell, connected by jewelled chains. The ear cuff clips onto the outside of your ear and you can wear the barbell in either a tragus piercing or an ear lobe piercing. The result is a beautiful piece that drapes across your ear and really stands out. Our ear piercing cuffs come in ten glamorous designs, most of which you can see below. They feature glam jewels and charms that catch the light and shine brightly. You can chose from pretty butterflies, sparkling stars and tattoo-inspired motifs like skulls and arrows.

All our ear piercing cuffs are made from high quality surgical steel, including the chains and charms. This means that they are non-irritating, durable and very comfortable to wear. The steel has a bright polish and looks amazing against your skin – perfect for standing out from the crowd. You can find out more about these ear cuffs by clicking on the images below or visiting the Ear Shields and Cuffs section of BodyJewelleryShop.com

Feather Ear Piercing Cuff

Feather Ear Piercing Cuff

Butterfly Ear Piercing Cuff

Butterfly Ear Piercing Cuff

Pink Butterfly Ear Piercing Cuff

Pink Butterfly Ear Piercing Cuff

Green Butterfly Ear Piercing Cuff

Green Butterfly Ear Piercing Cuff

Star Ear Piercing Cuff

Star Ear Piercing Cuff

Pink Star Ear Piercing Cuff

Pink Star Ear Piercing Cuff

Skull Ear Piercing Cuff

Skull Ear Piercing Cuff

Pink Skull Ear Piercing Cuff

Pink Skull Ear Piercing Cuff



Our blackline ear piercing jewellery combines a sleek look with amazing comfort, so no matter which ear piercings you have. Blackline is a truly unique material for piercing jewellery, consisting of surgical quality titanium with a smooth, biocompatible black coating. It is extremely biocompatible, making blackline ear piercing jewellery very comfortable to wear. It will not irritate your piercing and can even reduce healing times when compared to other metal piercing jewellery. If your ear piercing is often sore or just refuses to heal, I recommend switching to blackline jewellery. We have a great range of blackline jewellery that you can wear in lots of different ear piercings. Labret studs and barbells are ideal for ear lobe, conch, tragus and helix piercings; while BCRs and circular barbells are suitable for almost all ear piercings.

Blackline Ear Piercing Labret Stud

Blackline Ear Piercing Labret Stud

Blackline Ear Piercing Circular Barbell

Blackline Ear Piercing Circular Barbell

Blackline Ear Piercing BCR with Hematite Ball

Blackline Ear Piercing BCR with Hematite Ball



Benefits of Blackline Ear Piercing Jewellery

Comfortable to wear and easy to clean, blackline jewellery is a great option for any ear piercing. The high quality of the material means that is does not react to your skin, allowing the piercing to heal quickly without irritation. It behaves in exactly the same way as titanium, so your ear piercing feels great right from the beginning. There are many benefits to wearing blackline ear piercing jewellery, but here are some of the main benefits to this jewellery material:

  1. Reduced healing times compared to other metal jewellery
  2. Very comfortable and completely non-irritating
  3. Suitable for sensitive skin and those with allergies
  4. Extremely smooth finish passes painlessly through new piercings
  5. Lightweight and durable
  6. High gloss black finish
  7. Easy to clean


When researching how to stretch your ears or reading others’ stretching experiences, you may hear the term “dead stretch” or “dead stretching”. But what exactly is dead stretching? Put simply, dead stretching means going up a gauge by simply pushing a larger piece of jewellery into your piercing, without using a taper. So to dead stretch from 6mm to 8mm, you would simply force a 8mm plug into the piercing. I do not recommend dead stretching as a healthy way to stretching your ears. It puts unnecessary pressure on the piercing and can lead to all sorts of issues. Using a taper is safer and more comfortable, even if you think that you could easily get larger gauge jewellery into your stretching.

Risks Associated With Dead Stretching

Dead stretching your ears greatly increases the risk of blow-outs, earlobe tearing and uneven stretching. It is usually more painful than stretching with a taper – even if you can force the jewellery through pain-free, you are likely to experience pain and/or other issues soon after. The risks are even worse if you do not use lubrication when you dead stretch. To force larger jewellery through your stretching, you may have to use quite a lot of force. This puts a lot of pressure on the stretching and can distort it, leading to the aforementioned risks. Stretching is healthiest when the pressure on and trauma to the earlobe is minimised – by using lubricated, tapered jewellery and stretching gradually.

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


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