I love the natural look and for me, wood flesh plugs are the best option for stretched ear jewellery. I have been wearing wood flesh plugs for the last few years and I find them the most comfortable and easiest type of stretching jewellery to wear. Everyone is different of course but for me, wooden flesh plugs are definitely the best option.
You can find flesh plugs made in a huge range of woods and designs, some of which I have featured below. Personally I like wearing wood flesh plugs because of both the look and the comfort factor. My stretchings used to become sore after wearing metal plugs for any length of time but that just doesnâ€™t happen with wood flesh plugs. I find that my ears do react to the wood at all, which means no soreness, no irritation and no odour. Wood flesh plugs are famous for reducing odour and this is definitely true in my experience. They are also very lightweight which is essential at high gauges, as large, heavy metal plugs can increase your gauge gradually if you wear them for a long time.
The best way to care for your wood flesh plugs and your stretchings is with skin-friendly oils such as jojoba, olive or hemp seed oil. The oil protects the wood and prevents it from splitting or discolouring. It also makes sure your skin stays moisturised, clean and stretchy. I use hemp oil to clean my plugs and my stretchings feel great as a result.
My Favourite Wood Flesh Plugs
Below you can see some of my favourite wood flesh plugs. Here at Body Jewellery Shop we have many more designs but these are my personal preference. One of the great things about wood flesh plugs is that the natural colours look gorgeous against your skin. I have pale skin and coloured metal or PMMA jewellery can look very harsh against it. By contrasts, when I wear wooden jewellery it just looks ‘right’. Perhaps itâ€™s the hippie in me but I think wooden stretching jewellery looks like it is meant to be there, instead of contrasting strongly with your skin. Plain wood flesh plugs like the first three are ideal for a simple, smart look. They show off your stretchings without making a huge statement. If you want something with a bit more flair I recommend using a wood with a natural pattern, like the snake or coco wood plugs. Another favourite of mine is the animal nangka wood flesh plugs. They are a nice subtle way to do animal print and each one is gorgeously hand painted.