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Here at Body Jewellery Shop we have a great choice of flesh plugs in lots of different gauges, but one of the most popular is our range of 00 gauge flesh plugs. 00 gauge is equivalent to 10mm and whichever sizing system you use, it is a common goal for many people stretching their piercings. 00 gauge stretches are big enough to make a statement but small enough to shrink back down if you ever what to get rid of them. Not that most of us do – in my experience stretching is just as addictive as other body mods! Because our range of 00 gauge flesh plugs is so huge, I’ve picked out some of our favourites below.

Wooden 00 Gauge Flesh Plugs

Here you can see three of our most popular wooden flesh plugs available in 00 gauge. Wood is an excellent material for flesh plugs because it is lightweight, non-irritating and reduces odour. Because wood is porous, we do not recommend it for stretching with, but once your ears are healed it is one of the healthiest options.

Sono Wood 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Sono Wood 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Teak Wood 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Teak Wood 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Nangka Wood 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Nangka Wood 00 Gauge Flesh Plug



Silicone 00 Gauge Flesh Plugs

No matter what gauge your stretchings are, silicone is another great choice for healthy, happy ears. Like wood, silicone is non-irritating and very comfortable to wear. The unique thing about silicone flesh plugs is their flexibility – you can fold these plugs in half for pain-free insertion. It also means that they don’t press into the side of your head when sleeping or wearing headphones.

Jade Silicone 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Jade Silicone 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Star Silicone 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Star Silicone 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Jewelled Silicone 00 Gauge Flesh Plug

Jewelled Silicone 00 Gauge Flesh Plug



There are many different options for stretching your ears and crescent ear stretchers are a great choice. Crescent ear stretchers are crescent shaped pieces of jewellery that you can use to stretch your ear piercings. They are thickest in the middle and allow you to gradually insert the stretcher until the middle part is comfortably in your piercing. There are many different shapes of ear stretchers so it is really down to personal preference which shape you use. I stretched my ears to 12mm and 14mm using a combination of crescent and straight ear stretchers. Personally I found the crescents more comfortable to wear while my ear healed, but everyone is different.

Different Crescent Ear Stretchers

You can find crescent ear stretchers in a wide choice of materials but the most popular are surgical steel, acrylic and buffalo horn. All are excellent materials for stretching with and it is really a question of which material your skin reacts best to. Steel can be a little heavier but this is only noticeable once you get to large gauges. You may need a pair of O-rings to keep your crescent in place – most crescents come with O-rings but check before you buy.

Crescent Steel Ear Stretcher

Crescent Steel Ear Stretcher

Steel Enlarging Ear Stretcher

Steel Enlarging Ear Stretcher

Darkside Crescent Ear Stretcher

Darkside Crescent Ear Stretcher




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Acrylic ear stretchers are a cheap, comfortable and easy way to stretch your ears. Acrylic is a high quality plastic that is very light, durable and affordable. I have found acrylic ear stretchers to be very comfortable to use and you can even wear them as jewellery after you have stretched your ears. The main advantage of acrylic ear stretchers is how lightweight they are. Heavy stretchers can pull on your piercings but with acrylic, you’ll hardly feel them at all. This puts less stress on the piercing and gives it a better chance of healing quickly. It also makes them comfortable to wear while your ear is healing – even at night.

There are 3 main shapes of ear stretchers: spiral, crescent and straight. They are all used in the same way but some people find different shapes more comfortable. You can also choose the one you think looks best. At Body Jewellery Shop we have a great choice of acrylic ear stretchers in different colours, sizes and shapes.

Darkside Spiral Ear Stretcher

Darkside Spiral Ear Stretcher

Darkside Crescent Ear Stretcher

Darkside Crescent Ear Stretcher

Straight Purple Ear Stretcher

Straight Purple Ear Stretcher




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The best way to stretching your ears is to use ear stretchers. Ear stretchers are tapered pieces of piercing jewellery that you can use to gradually stretch your piercings. They come in a huge range of designs, from the purely functional to beautiful pieces that can be worn as jewellery after you have achieved your desired gauge. In this post I will outline some of the most popular types of ear stretchers and their advantages.

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Green UV Stretching Taper

If you want to make a statement while you stretching your ears, take a look at out range of UV stretching tapers. UV tapers glow brightly under UV light or black light, so they are a great option for clubbers or any one who loves bright colours. Most UV stretching tapers are made from UV-reactive acrylic. Not all acrylic is UV reactive, so it is worth checking before you purchase your tapers. UV-reactive acrylic is a lightweight, cheap and comfortable material for stretching. Most people find it very comfortable and some even continue wearing their tapers after they are done stretching.



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If you’re thinking about stretching your ears, I recommend using buffalo horn stretching crescents. Buffalo horn crescents are great to stretch with and they are great to wear after you have reached your desired size. Buffalo horn is one of the most biocompatible natural materials for body jewellery and it is very comfortable to wear. It does not react with your skin and is suitable for even sensitive piercings. It is also suitable for fresh stretches. Another quality that makes buffalo horn stretching crescents ideal for stretching is their smoothness. Buffalo horn can be polished to a beautifully smooth shine. It slides gently into stretchings, without the drag factor common to some other materials. Water buffalo horn is natural shed once a year, so it is obtained without harming the buffalo.

Buffalo Stretching Crescents Kit

Buffalo Stretching Crescents Kit

Buffalo Stretching Crescents Kit

This buffalo horn stretching crescent kit is a very popular way to stretch. It includes five crescents that will take you from a standard size ear piercing – usually 1.2mm (16g) right up to 10mm (00g). I used these crescents to stretch my ears and I was really pleased with them. I used a little olive oil on the crescents and they slid in nicely. I healed up fairly rapidly and found them very comfortable to wear in between sizes. Once I got to 10mm I decided to rest my ears before going up to 12mm, so I wore the largest crescent and a matching one for a while. They look really good in your stretchings and I got lots of compliments on them. I then used a taper to go up another 2mm but I am really glad I used the crescents up to 10mm.



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Large gauge 00ga circular barbells are available in surgical steel for stretched piercings. This 00ga circular barbell can be used in any 00ga large gauge piercing that has been stretched up to this size, 00ga is the gauge thickness of this circular barbell, also known as 10mm in metric measurement. The 00ga circular barbell is fairly heavyweight and features two removable balls on both ends of the large gauge circular barbell.

Surgical Steel 00ga Circular Barbells

Surgical steel 00ga circular barbells feature two removable threaded balls on either end of the large gauge circular barbell. At such a great size, the 00ga circular barbell has externally threaded balls, which screw into the internally threaded circular barbell stem. The 00ga circular barbell has an entirely smooth stem surface for easy insertion into your large gauge piercing.

00ga Circular Barbell

00ga Circular Barbells

00ga Circular Barbell Sizes

The 00ga circular barbell comes in a choice of different internal diameter sizes. To ensure you pick the correct internal diameter for your 00ga circular barbell, you must measure your body piercing and choose the correct size that fits you. The internal diameter can be measured to correspond with the distance between the two entry holes of your stretched piercing.

00ga Circular Barbell

00ga Circular Barbell

Stretching Piercings to 00ga Circular Barbell

Stretching your piercing to 00ga will take some time and patience. You can stretch your piercing using insertion pins and stretching tapers, find a great selection in our stretching tools!