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When you stretch your ears, the most important things that you can do are a) stretch slowly and b) use high quality ear stretching kit. High quality stretching tools give you the best chance of a healthy stretching process and a good end result. This is because good quality tools will be made of biocompatible, lightweight materials that do not cause irritation or put undue pressure on the piercing. In this post I will outline the ear stretching kit that is not only my personal favourite, but is recommend by the majority of piercers and experienced stretchers.

For Stretching Your Ears

For actually stretching your ears, I highly recommend surgical steel stretching tapers. Here at Body Jewellery Shop you can buy these tapers individually or as a kit, as you can see below. High quality steel stretching tapers such as ours are finely machined with a perfectly smooth surface and will not irritate your ears. If you choose cheaper acrylic tapers, you may find that they irritate your ears and drag on the skin. Lubricant is also essential – either jojoba, Vitamin E, olive, hemp or almond oil. These natural oils reduce drag and pain during stretching. They also condition the skin and should be used to massage the earlobe both before stretching and during the healing process.

For After You Have Stretched Your Ears

After you have stretched your ear, remove the taper and insert an unflared flesh tunnel. My favourites are the steel flesh tunnels below. You should never leave the taper in, as this leads to uneven stretching and puts pressure on the new stretching. You should always use non-porous materials for your first post-stretching jewellery to encourage clean healing: either surgical steel or titanium.

For Healed Ear Stretchings

Once your ear stretching has healed completely and you have reached your desired gauge, I recommend wearing wooden flesh tunnels or plugs. Wooden jewellery is completely non-irritating, lightweight and very comfortable to wear. It reduces odour and stays the same temperature as your body. My own wooden tunnels have kept my ears happy for years and I find that they require less cleaning compared to metal jewellery. So there you have it, my favourite ear stretching kit!

Steel Stretching Taper

Steel Stretching Taper

Steel Stretching Taper Kit

Steel Stretching Taper Kit

Unflared Steel Flesh Tunnel

Unflared Steel Flesh Tunnel

Wooden Plugs and Tunnels

Wooden Plugs and Tunnels



This post is part of our Ear Stretching Guide 101 series. Click on the link to see the whole series.


What-To-Stretch-Your-Ears-With

When it comes to stretching your ears, the tools that you choose can be just as important as the method that you use to stretch your ears. In this post I will outline the different types of ear stretchers available and their pros and cons. As with anything relating to ear stretching, everyone is different. These are simply my recommendations, based on my own experience and that of others. Whatever you decide to stretch your ears with, be sure to do your research and choose the stretching tools that you feel will work best for your ears and your needs.

What Taper Shape To Stretch Your Ears With

There are many different types of jewellery that you can stretch your ears with, but most people use either straight tapers or crescent-shaped tapers. A taper is idea for ear stretching because it increases in size gradually, allowing you to slide it through the piercing at a pace that suits you. I recommend using a straight stretching taper, as they tend to be less bulky than crescents and can be easier to handle. I do not recommend simply pushing a plug through your ear, as this is very forceful and likely to result in a tear or blow out. Once you have reached your desired gauge, remove the taper and insert an unflared flesh plug. You should not wear a taper as jewellery, as it can encourage one side of the stretching to become larger than the other. It can also catch on clothing and is not usually comfortable for sleeping.

What Material To Stretch Your Ears With

Stretching tapers are available in a huge range of materials, the most common being surgical steel, acrylic and plastic. I recommend using surgical steel, as it is the most biocompatible and least irritating of these materials. Steel tapers should have a very smooth surface. This means that they will slide smoothly through the ear without dragging on the skin or harbouring germs. This kind of smoothness is not possible with an acrylic taper and as a result many people find that acrylic tapers irritate their ears. Steel tapers are sometimes referred to as “stretching pins” or “stretching nails” – as long as they are straight and taper towards your desired gauge, they are the same as “stretching tapers”.

This post is part of our Ear Stretching Guide 101 series. Click on the link to see the whole series.


Create a classic skater look with our range of checkerboard stretching jewellery. Black and white checkerboard makes for very striking stretching jewellery and is really eye-catching. It draws attention to your stretchings and adds a graphic counterpoint to any outfit. Here at Body Jewellery Shop we have a great choice of checkerboard stretching jewellery including stretching tapers and plugs as well as some checkerboard fake flesh plugs as well.

Checkerboard Stretching Plugs

Below are three of our best-selling checkerboard flesh plugs. As well as traditional black and white, these plugs come in lots of different colour combinations. The flesh plug on the left is solid black but most of out checked flesh plugs are made from clear PMMA with the design inside the middle of the plug. The material is UV reactive, so plugs like the red and blue examples glow in UV light – perfect for clubbing!

Checkerboard Stretching Jewellery

Checkerboard Stretching Jewellery

Red Checkerboard Stretching Jewellery

Red Checkerboard Stretching Jewellery

Blue Checkerboard Stretching Jewellery

Blue Checkerboard Stretching Jewellery



Checkerboard Stretching Tapers

But what if you need to stretch your ears? Well look no further, these checkerboard stretching tapers mean that you can make a statement even while you work up to your desired gauge. These tapers come in 5 different colours and they also glow in UV light. They are made from lightweight PMMA acrylic, which means that they are a smooth, comfortable and cheap way to stretch your ears. Once you get to your preferred gauge you can swap them for plugs or continue to wear them, the choice is yours.

Pink Checkerboard Stretching Taper

Pink Checkerboard Stretching Taper

Blue Checkerboard Stretching Taper

Blue Checkerboard Stretching Taper

Checkerboard Stretching Taper

Checkerboard Stretching Taper



Why settle for boring stretching jewellery when you can make a statement with our super-bright green UV stretching jewellery. These eye-catching pieces of jewellery make it easy to express yourself right through the stretching process, from sizing up to healing and showing off your handiwork. UV stretching jewellery is not only attention-grabbing, it is also great value, easy to use and very comfortable to wear. Most UV jewellery is made from ultra violet acrylic or PMMA. This material is smooth, durable and very lightweight, so it doesn’t put stress or weight on a fresh stretch. All in all, they are a great option for stretching your ears to any gauge.

Green UV Stretching Tapers

These green UV stretching tapers make it easy to stretch your ears in style. Our selection includes a great choice of taper shapes that allow you to stretch in a way that suits you and your ear anatomy. A straight stretching taper is probably the most traditional but many people prefer to use a curved taper because they can be more comfortable to wear while stretching. Whichever style you choose, make sure it’s one that you are happy to wear as jewellery during and after the stretching process!

Green UV Stretching Spiral

Green UV Stretching Spiral

Green UV Stretching Taper

Green UV Stretching Taper

Green UV Stretching Claw

Green UV Stretching Claw



Green UV Stretching Jewellery

We have a great selection of green UV flesh plugs, tunnels and eyelets but here are three of our favourites. The double flared eyelet on the right is one of our oldest pieces here at BJS but continues to be popular thanks to its simple shape and bright fluorescent colour. The green chess flesh plug is ideal for large stretches and goes up to a whopping 50mm, but my favourite has to be the Kaos eyelet. This super thin eyelet is soft and flexible, so it is amazingly comfortable to wear and insert. It feels like no other stretching jewellery and looks awesome at the same time.

Green UV Chess Flesh Plug

Green UV Chess Flesh Plug

Green UV Kaos Eyelet

Green UV Kaos Eyelet

Green UV Double Flared Eyelet

Green UV Double Flared Eyelet



Who says stretching jewellery has to be tough? Put a little sweetness into your style with our fabulous range of pink stretching jewellery. We have gauged jewelled in a huge choice of amazing colours, but these are some of my favourite pink pieces! When you are buying pink plugs and tunnels the one thing to be aware of is how the pink will look on your particular skin tone. Some pinks will look gorgeous on certain skin tones but washed out on others, so make sure that your chosen shade will look just as good when you’re actually wearing it.


Pink Silicone Stretching Jewellery

Silicone is a great material for brightly coloured piercing jewellery. It gives bright, saturated colours and an incredible choice of shades. We have over ten pieces of pink silicone stretching jewellery but these are our top sellers. Silicone is soft and flexible, so these items are very easy to insert – you can just fold them in half to insert. Silicone puts less stress on your stretchings and is very lightweight, so these plugs and tunnels are ideal for sensitive stretchings.

Kaos Pink Star Stretching Jewellery

Kaos Pink Star Stretching Jewellery

Pink Triangle Stretching Jewellery

Pink Triangle Stretching Jewellery

Jewelled Silicone Stretching Jewellery

Jewelled Silicone Stretching Jewellery



Pink UV Stretching Jewellery

And if you like your pink even brighter than that, check out our pink UV jewellery! The pink sections glow brightly under UV light, so your jewellery really stands out. They are perfect for clubs and festivals, ensuring that you’re the centre of attention wherever you go.

Kaos UV Pink Stretching Jewellery

Kaos UV Pink Stretching Jewellery

UV Stripe Stretching Jewellery

UV Stripe Stretching Jewellery

UV Pink Crescent Stretching Jewellery

UV Pink Crescent Stretching Jewellery



Make this Christmas extra special by giving your friend or family member some fabulous star shaped jewellery. Everyone will be impressed with the fantastic quality and lightweight material which will leave you feeling stylish and comfortable.

Blue Glitter Silver Push Fit Star

Blue Glitter Silver Push Fit Star

Blue Glitter Silver Push Fit Star

Light up your look with this wonderful blue glitter push fit star which shimmer in the light for hours. This adorable glittery blue star set in silver will add a touch of sparkle to all your favourite outfits and dazzling accessories. Everyone will be amazed with your eye-catching body jewellery piece which you will love wearing to all your parties and special occasions. This will add a touch of sparkle to lip, nose and ear piercings, so make sure you get your hands on this glimmering star push fit accessory before everyone else does!

Stars Black Acrylic Flesh Tunnel

Stars Black Acrylic Flesh Tunnel

Stars Black Acrylic Flesh Tunnel

Show off your shiny black acrylic flesh tunnel with cute white stars around the edge. This stylish stretching tunnel will immediately update your style and impress all your friends. Everyone will want this fabulous jewellery piece for Christmas and will love wearing it to all their parties and nights out clubbing. The beautiful white stars will grab everyone’s attention and will feel really comfortable on. This flesh tunnel is really easy to insert and remove thanks to the screw-on lip

Refresh your style with some of our incredible body jewellery for sensitive piercings. Our wide range of body jewellery will light up your look and impress all your friends. Choose from our wide range of designs and colours which will instantly pretty up your style. Everyone will love a comfortable body jewellery piece to wear in piercings which get irritated by certain metals.

Blackline Jewellery

Make sure your piercings feel comfortable all day long with our fantastic value blackline body jewellery. Made from G23 medical grade titanium and black PVD coating, our eye-catching blackline jewellery will stop irritation and will speed up healing. Below we have chosen three of our favourite blackline jewellery which will look fabulous with all your favourite accessories. This beautiful double jewelled navel bananabell will definitely impress all your friends and family with the exceptional quality and stunning clear jewel which will shimmer in the light all day long. The blackline ball closure ring in the image shown below will look cute in all your piercings. Long-lasting and comfortable, this ball closure ring with a sweet pearl will look adorable with your matching pink makeup. The image on the right shows this plain yet striking barbell which will slip easily through your piercing and will make a fantastic present for a loved friend or sibling.

Blackline Jewelled Bananabell

Blackline Jewelled Bananabell

Blackline Pearl Ball Closure Ring

Blackline Pearl Ball Closure Ring

Blackline Barbell

Blackline Barbell



Silicone Jewellery

Update your style with our fabulous silicone body jewellery which will light up your look and keep your piercings comfortable. Silicone is extremely flexible and has excellent biocompatibility which will make your jewellery easy to insert. Below we have chosen three of our favourite flesh tunnels which will feel great and look stylish in your piercing. You will love our incredible yellow leopard print and baby blue kaos silicone jewellery which will look great worn to parties, special occasions and days out. We also have a fantastic pink flesh tunnel edged with clear jewels which will sparkle all day and night long. Get a fantastic value flesh tunnel which you can even wear when you go to sleep and when you’re wearing headphones. Our incredible silicone body jewellery pieces will always provide exceptional comfort and style wherever you go.

Leopard Print Silicone Flesh Plug

Leopard Print Silicone Flesh Plug

Baby Blue Silicone Flesh Tunnel

Baby Blue Silicone Flesh Tunnel

Pink Jewelled Silicone Flesh Tunnel

Pink Jewelled Silicone Flesh Tunnel



Complete any spooky look this October with our awesome range of body Jewellery for Halloween. With a range of different styles and pieces to choose from you can easily finish off any Halloween style in an instant. Our funky selection of Halloween ideas contains a range of different products that will go well together and complete any Halloween costume or outfit with true Halloween style. Treating your piercings to a new piece of jewellery is always fun and giving your look a brand new theme is a great way to refresh your style.

Spider Web Themed Jewellery

For gorgeous subtle glamour the stainless steel spider web earrings are a fantastic choice. They have a funky webbed design that looks great in your piercings. The web is finished with a central CZ stone that sparkles wonderfully in the light and brightens up your whole look. Stainless steel is a wonderful material that won’t irritate your piercing so they are comfortable to wear. Featuring two gorgeous CZ stones the spider on web pendant is a great way to add glamour to any Halloween style. The gothic finish works beautifully and the detailed finish is eye catching and will draw compliments from all your friends. For those who have stretchings in their ears you can easily add some webbed detailing perfect for Halloween and gothic style. The front of the tunnel features the attention grabbing webbed pattern that has been laser cut for an intricate finish to the design. Each of these spider web themed pieces of jewellery will work wonderfully over the upcoming Halloween season as they have a funky gothic finish. Wear these jewellery pieces with your Halloween costumes too as a great way to accessories you look with jewellery that you can wear again and again all year round. They will look awesome when worn with any witch or zombie themed Halloween costume.

CZ Spider Web Earrings

CZ Spider Web Earrings

CZ Spider On Wed Pendant

CZ Spider On Wed Pendant

Spider Web Flesh Tunnel

Spider Web Flesh Tunnel



Other Body Jewellery Perfect For Halloween

Alchemy Gothic is a well known and established producer of gothic themed products. Their range of body jewellery is definitely not to be missed and each piece will look awesome when worn this Halloween. The Alchemy Gothic cesare’s veto earring creates a funky stabbed ear lobe illusion. This single earring fits into a standard piercing but when worn it gives your ear lobe the look as if it has been stabbed with a silver dagger. Finished with a glistening jeweled blood drop this funky piece will look awesome this Halloween. Give any belly button piercing a freaky makeover with the addition of the zombie doll belly bar. Featuring a cute silver zombie doll finished with gold plated hair and sparkling CZ jeweled eye it will effortlessly make your piercing stand out. It will look awesome as part of a sexy zombie costume and can be worn all year round for statement style. Skulls are another popular design for Halloween so you can’t go wrong with boosting your eyebrow piercing with this skulls eyebrow barbell. The freaky skull design sits over the top of your piercing and the bright red jeweled eyes will draw all the attention and add a splash of colourful sparkle. A scary expression and detailed design will give your piercing the shock factor perfect for Halloween.

Alchemy Gothic Cesares Veto Earring

Alchemy Gothic Cesares Veto Earring

Zombie Doll Belly Bar

Zombie Doll Belly Bar

Skulls Eyebrow Barbell

Skulls Eyebrow Barbell



Make the most of your piercings by always keeping them safe and looking great. Choose from a wide variety of essential body piercing tools like our flesh plugs, measuring tools, stretching crescents, bioplast tools and a range of saline solutions. You will love these fabulous aftercare tools which heal your new piercings and will help you get your dream look. Never have to worry about irritation, and difficult healing because our easy to use essential body piercing tools will prevent future infections and uncomfortable swelling.

Healing and Body Piercing Aftercare

EasyPiercing Salt Solution

EasyPiercing Salt Solution

Make sure you get your hands on some of this fantastic Easypiercing Physiological Salt Solution perfect for cleaning fresh piercings and help speed up the healing process. This fantastic salt solution will look after your piercing for approximately two months as well as moisturise the skin around your wound. With a handy nozzle fitted on the top of the can, you can spray this solution evenly. This will allow it to release the amount necessary for one application and stop you from using it quickly. Everyone will love this easy to use, affordable and soothing spray for all their new piercings. It is advised to use this solution between 2 to 3 times a day so that your piercing doesn’t dry out.

Piercing Stretching Tools

UV Pink Stripe Stretching Taper

UV Pink Stripe Stretching Taper

Light up your look with this eye-catching UV pink stripe stretching taper which will update your evening and daytime looks. The UV-reactive PMMA pink and black striped acrylic taper will look amazing fitted in all your ear piercings. This will fix in place easily with the easy to use black rings either side. Get comfort and style all in one with this glossy accessory which will stretch your piercings gradually and uplift your style. These are available in gauges from 3.2mm to 8mm to help you get your ideal look this year. Glow at all your parties, gatherings, concerts and festivals with this glamorous stretching taper perfect for almost any occasion and outfit.

When you are stretching your ears, the last thing you want is to spend a fortune on stretching tools. After all, you will probably be switching to other jewellery once you have got to your desired gauge. On the other hand, it is important to get good quality stretching crescents that will be comfortable to stretch will. Here at Body Jewellery Shop we have a great choice of high quality cheap stretching crescents. These crescents are easy to stretch with and they start at just £1.50.

Cheap UV Stretching Crescents

New this month we have a great range of UV stretching crescents. These crescents come in 1.6mm and 2mm, so they are a great way to start stretching up from a standard ear piercing. These crescents are £1.50 and they come in eight different colours. They are very smooth and lightweight, so there is no drag on your piercing. Each one comes with two UV O-rings and they look gorgeous in your piercing.

Pink UV Stretching Crescent

Pink UV Stretching Crescent

Blue UV Stretching Crescent

Blue UV Stretching Crescent

Black UV Stretching Crescent

Black UV Stretching Crescent



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