There are variety of ear gauging plugs and tunnels available. Each one needs different insertion method.
Different kinds of ear plugs & tunnels
Ear plugs & tunnels with O-rings
O-rings are actually small rubber circles, which slide on each end of ear plug or tunnel.
- Inserts easily in newly stretched ears
- O-ring surround makes the stretch look large
- Cheap option
- If you fail to secure the O-rings properly they can fall off
- Dropping of O-ring means the ear plug pair cannot be used
- O-rings can root reactions like ear sores
Single flared plugs with O-rings
One end of the ear plug is flared or larger than specified size.
- Simple to slot in
- Just a single O-ring is needed to secure the plug inside the stretch
- No concern about losing because its one end is large
- If you ignore to secure O-ring properly, it can fall off
- O-rings are designed from synthetic material, which can cause irritated skin issue for some people
Saddle ear plugs & tunnels
Also known as double flared ear tunnels and plugs, it has a little large tip on front and back instead of middle. Find more info about Plugs And Tunnels, please check soscene.
- There is no need for an O-ring, so the issue of fall out gets eliminated
- Often designed from organic material like buffalo horn, wood, precious stones and more
- Inserting is hard because of flared ends
Screw fit plugs & tunnels
Two pieces are designed to just screw together and form plug or tunnel.
- Easily inserted
- Large tip in the back and front making holes look large
- They seem lightweight because plugs are hollow
- The thread gets ruined overtime meaning screwing becomes hard