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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.


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



Why settle for boring stretching jewellery when you can make a statement with our super-bright green UV stretching jewellery. These eye-catching pieces of jewellery make it easy to express yourself right through the stretching process, from sizing up to healing and showing off your handiwork. UV stretching jewellery is not only attention-grabbing, it is also great value, easy to use and very comfortable to wear. Most UV jewellery is made from ultra violet acrylic or PMMA. This material is smooth, durable and very lightweight, so it doesn’t put stress or weight on a fresh stretch. All in all, they are a great option for stretching your ears to any gauge.

Green UV Stretching Tapers

These green UV stretching tapers make it easy to stretch your ears in style. Our selection includes a great choice of taper shapes that allow you to stretch in a way that suits you and your ear anatomy. A straight stretching taper is probably the most traditional but many people prefer to use a curved taper because they can be more comfortable to wear while stretching. Whichever style you choose, make sure it’s one that you are happy to wear as jewellery during and after the stretching process!

Green UV Stretching Spiral

Green UV Stretching Spiral

Green UV Stretching Taper

Green UV Stretching Taper

Green UV Stretching Claw

Green UV Stretching Claw



Green UV Stretching Jewellery

We have a great selection of green UV flesh plugs, tunnels and eyelets but here are three of our favourites. The double flared eyelet on the right is one of our oldest pieces here at BJS but continues to be popular thanks to its simple shape and bright fluorescent colour. The green chess flesh plug is ideal for large stretches and goes up to a whopping 50mm, but my favourite has to be the Kaos eyelet. This super thin eyelet is soft and flexible, so it is amazingly comfortable to wear and insert. It feels like no other stretching jewellery and looks awesome at the same time.

Green UV Chess Flesh Plug

Green UV Chess Flesh Plug

Green UV Kaos Eyelet

Green UV Kaos Eyelet

Green UV Double Flared Eyelet

Green UV Double Flared Eyelet