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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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Natural amber flesh plugs are comfortable to wear and they make a very stylish alternative to the usual metal and plastic plugs. Amber is the fossilised resin of conifer trees and most amber is over 40 million years old – definitely a bit different to your run of the mill stretching jewellery!

Amber is a beautiful material and personally I think it looks great as body jewellery. Amber flesh plugs come in a range of warm, natural colours that look very flattering. And when the light hits them, amber flesh plugs look even better – the way the glow in the light looks gorgeous. In terms of comfort, amber is a great material for flesh plugs. It is chemically inert, which means that it does not react or cause your skin to react. Amber is non-irritating and highly biocompatible, so it is recommended for people who find metal jewellery irritating. Amber is hard but it feels much nicer and ‘softer’ in your piercings than metal.

Amber Flesh Plugs

Amber Flesh Plugs

Amber Flesh Plugs

These are our standard amber flesh plugs and they have proved very popular. These are unflared plugs and at £11 they are an affordable option. As you can see, these amber flesh plugs have a lovely warm orange-yellow colour. They are quite translucent, so they catch the light and you can often see through them. They are made from natural Baltic amber so the colour will vary slightly between individual plugs. If you have never worn amber jewellery before and you want to experiment, I recommend purchasing a pair of these amber plugs.



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Plain Buffalo Flesh Tunnel

If you are looking for stylish, comfortable flesh tunnels I recommend taking a look at buffalo flesh tunnels. Buffalo flesh tunnels are made from water buffalo horn, one of the lightest and most comfortable materials that can be made into body jewellery. Water buffalos shed their horns naturally, so it is possible to make buffalo flesh tunnels without harming the buffalo in any way. This makes them a very ethical, natural type of stretching jewellery.

The best thing about buffalo flesh tunnels is their biocompatibility. Buffalo horn is completely compatible with our skin – it does not irritate piercings in any way. It feels very comfortable and buffalo flesh tunnels are even suitable for stretching with. It is a very light, durable material, so it can be carved into a huge range of flesh tunnel designs. Another great thing about buffalo horn is how smooth it is. Buffalo flesh tunnels have a wonderfully smooth, frictionless surface. This means that they slide easily into the piercing, without dragging on your skin or damaging newly stretched ears.



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They say natural is best and when it comes to flesh tunnels, I definitely think that is true. Wood flesh tunnels look stylish and feel great, making them one of the best options for stretched ears. I have been wearing wood flesh tunnels and plugs for years and I heartily recommend them. Since I switched to wood flesh tunnels I have found them very comfortable and had absolutely no problems.

Wood is a natural, biocompatible material, so it feels very comfortable to wear. It does not irritate your skin and most people find it much better than other materials. I particularly recommend wood flesh tunnels for people who have had problems with metal or plastic tunnels. Wood allows your skin to breathe and it is non-irritating for even sensitive skin. Another great thing about wood flesh tunnels is that they reduce odour, which is a blessing with newly stretched tunnels. Unfortunately wooden jewellery is not ideal for stretching with. I recommend using buffalo horn tapers to stretch with and switching to wooden jewellery once your new stretchings are completely healed up. That is what I did and I have had great results.

Benefits of Wearing Wood Flesh Tunnels

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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 doesn’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.

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