Finding lightweight large gauge jewellery can sometimes be hard, but here at Body Jewellery Shop we have a great selection of large gauge plugs that are also lightweight, which is very important for comfort and maintaining a particular gauge. The problem with some plugs is that they get heavy over a certain gauge, which means that they gradually stretch your ears over time. Metal large gauge flesh plugs can also put undue stress on your stretching, which can lead to thinning at the bottom of your ear. The best lightweight options are silicone, wood and acrylic flesh plugs, which remain comfortable even at large gauges.
Lightweight Large Gauge Hollow Plugs
If you are looking for a lightweight plug over 20mm, a hollow design is usually the best way to go. By simply using less material, flesh tunnels are very lightweight, especially when made of super-light acrylic and silicone. Silicone in particular is excellent at this size: it is very light and flexible, squashes down under pressure and is extremely biocompatible. All three flesh plugs shown here come in a range of different colours and gauges. My top recommendation would be the Kaos eyelet in the middle – it is high quality, very comfortable and comes in over 10 colours, including UV options.
Lightweight Large Gauge Flesh Plugs
A solid flesh plug is by its very nature heavier than a hollow plug, so if you want this type of jewellery it is important to choose a lightweight material. These three plugs are a good place to start and all are very light. I would recommend the blue star flesh plug in particular. It has a hollow-backed design that reduces its weight even further and the back edge unscrews for easy insertion.