A flesh tunnel is a hollow, tube-shaped variety of body piercing jewelry. It is also sometimes referred to as a spool, fleshy, earlet, expander, or eyelet.
Beside above, how do you get tunnels in your ears?
Subsequently, do gauges hurt?
Ear stretching should not be too painful. Yes, there will be some discomfort, but your ears should not be screaming in pain. If this is so please go to your local piercer for care.
Why do the Maasai stretch their earlobes?
The Maasai also stretch their earlobes using stone, wood, and bones. … Traditionally, both men and women stretched their earlobes, because long, stretched lobes were seen as a symbol of wisdom and respect.
The difference between the tunnel and the plug
The main difference is in the appearance of the jewellery. A tunnel (as you would expect) is hollow inside. You can see through the jewellery and this is highlighted inside the piercing cavity. A plug on the other hand, is solid and fills the piercing cavity.
Stretching Process (taper method)
Lubricant will make the taper super slick, so it will slide through easy. Lubricants make a stretch easier. While you’re out getting a new taper, get some Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil or GaugeGear Stretching Balm (Neosporin and Vaseline are not good lubes for ear stretching).
You don’t need to rush through this process, but your ear should stretch pretty easily. 4. Once you have the taper through, you‘ll put the plug in right after.
Generally, you need to wait at least 3-4 months before gauging the fresh plug piercing, after it’s initially done. Then, you‘ll have to take breaks of at least 1 month between other 1-sized stretches.
Leave it for at least a couple of hours, ideally overnight. Later or in the morning, keep pushing the taper out and insert your sterilized plug with your clean hands.
Depends on how well your body handles stretching. I just tried it every 2-3 weeks or so, pushed a taper through until i felt discomfort, then took it out. If it went all the way through, great, new jewellery in! If not, ease it out and try again a few weeks later.
The reason your ear gauges smell bad is because they’re sitting in your ear. Your skin sheds almost every hour on the hour and all of those dead skin cells are left sitting on the gauge. Thus the stinky smell. … Not only do you need to clean the gauge itself, but also your ear.
Silicone is bacteria friendly
Silicone is not on that list of initial body jewelry as it has a habit of trapping bacterial in between the ear and the plug itself. Ear stretching with silicone can lead to blowouts, bacterial issues including intrusions and infections.
Stretching your ear safely shouldn’t cause sharp pain or bleeding. These are signs that you’re trying to stretch your ears too quickly.