Steel. Steel, specifically 316l surgical steel, is widely considered the best choice when stretching your ears from one gauge to another. It can be boiled or autoclaved (if you have one available) and is non-porous, which greatly reduces the chance for infection.
What kind of jewelry is good for ear stretching?
- Plugs are the round jewelry you put in to keep your ear stretched. They’re made out of a number of materials, each with their own benefits: Steel is durable. Titanium is like steel, but lighter and less likely to irritate your ears. Silicone is a hypoallergenic material. It may need more frequent cleaning.
- 1 Which material is best for stretched ears?
- 2 Is stainless steel good for ear stretching?
- 3 Is glass good for stretching ears?
- 4 Why is acrylic bad for stretched ears?
- 5 Are resin plugs safe to wear?
- 6 Are resin gauges safe?
- 7 Are acrylic tapers OK?
- 8 Are wood plugs good for your ears?
- 9 Why do gauged ears smell?
- 10 Are silicone plugs good for ears?
- 11 Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
- 12 Is surgical steel good for gauges?
- 13 Are silicone gauges good?
Which material is best for stretched ears?
Titanium is another choice that is widely considered to be one of the best for ear stretching and for fresh stretches. While similar in feel and appearance to steel, Titanium is lighter and often a better choice for those with sensitive skin.
Is stainless steel good for ear stretching?
GOOD FOR HEALED EARS AND PIERCINGS Stainless steel is the most common metal that body jewelry is made from and is typically used in fresh piercings and stretches. Stainless steel, or 316L steel, is autoclavable and nonporous which make it a great option for healing.
Is glass good for stretching ears?
Using glass for healing ears That said, even though it can be sterilised and is technically safe it’s rarely used for new piercings or stretches because the weight can prolong the healing process.
Why is acrylic bad for stretched ears?
Acrylic is bad because it is an extremely porous material. It can and will soak up the natural secretions coming from your healing fistula. As for why you shouldn’t use tapers past a certain size, using tapers past a 6g can cause severe damage to the fistula from the speed of the stretch.
Are resin plugs safe to wear?
How do I care for my resin plugs? Eco-epoxy resin is safe to wear against the skin, but if you haven’t worn resin before, be sure to carefully watch your ears for the first few days. Only wear plugs after stretching has been done and is healed. Do not wear resin plugs in the shower or while swimming.
Are resin gauges safe?
This is still not safe, as resin often ends up on the wearable or spills out, and in porous eyelets can still leach unsafe chemicals on your lobes. It is simply not worth the risk, when there are many safe, beautiful materials out there to wear!
Are acrylic tapers OK?
Acrylic is not safe to wear in a fresh stretch so be sure to transfer to steel or glass plugs. Stone tapers are not to be used for stretching at all. They are only for wearing in healed stretches as jewelry because they are porous and can carry too much bacteria.
Are wood plugs good for your ears?
If you have healed stretched ears, wood plugs (gauges) are perfectly safe to wear. Another reason why wood plugs are so good is that their porous nature is helpful in reducing the “ear cheese” smell, which helps keep your ears and plugs sanitary and in good condition.
Why do gauged ears smell?
Why does this happen? Your body secretes a substance called sebum, sebum is an oily secretion which helps your skin keep lubricated and keep it waterproof. The sebum mixes with the dead skin cells between your ear and the jewellery to make this unpleasant odour.
Are silicone plugs good for ears?
Silicone tunnels are not bad for your ears so long as you have healed ears. It is a very lightweight and comfortable material for most people. If you have irritated lobes or have had any bad reactions to silicone before it should be avoided.
Can I stretch my ears every 2 weeks?
Stretching your ear too quickly can tear the skin. Only increase your jewelry by one size (2 gauge) at a time. Wait 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. Wait for inflammation and pain to subside before increasing the size of your gauge.
Is surgical steel good for gauges?
Steel, specifically surgical steel, is widely considered the best choice when stretching your ears from one gauge to another. It can be boiled or autoclaved (if you have one available) and is non-porous, which greatly reduces the chance for infection.
Are silicone gauges good?
Silicone is bacteria friendly Ear stretching with silicone can lead to blowouts, bacterial issues including intrusions and infections. Silicone plugs are great for healed stretched piercings and other large piercings because they’re so comfy and lightweight.