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Topic: Stretched ears and REAL earrings????I know it's been talked about :(  (Read 9620 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2006 07:17:00 AM »

I know folks who have had good luck with the type of earwire that "locks" in the back for dangly earrings. Fire mountain gems sells them... and if their site ever decides to load, I'll post the link to them. Basically they look like the french hook earwires, but instead of being open, the back hooks back into itself. You could just buy nice dangly earrings and replace the hooks.

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2006 06:03:02 PM »

you can definitely get the hider plugs (or any other soft ones) and pierce through them, or go with putting the danglies between your lobe and the plug. that is, if you don't want to just get tunnels and put the danglies through them.

(I just started a thread on bodyartforms.com because i want to stretch, but cant part with my danglies  Grin) slightly ironic that this come up now (well that i find it now)

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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2006 01:19:01 PM »

Silicone plugs HURT. I have some silicone tunnels and they made my ears itch so bad. Also because they are rubbery you can't slide the plug in and out, but instead a sort of suction happens between the silcone and your ear as they stick together. This happened when I was taking one out and it kind of pinged, like an elastic band would, and cut my ear. So yeah, just a word of caution. Silicone plugs are not all they are cracked up to be Smiley

I've got 10mm stretchings and another 2 lobe piercings in one ear and 1 in the other, so I wear regular earrings in those holes instead.

« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2006 01:24:09 PM »

that's what oil/lube is for Smiley

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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2006 07:56:25 AM »

Well yeah but I don't need to use that for my other plugs+tunnels, that's all Smiley

« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2006 06:42:42 PM »

ahh. it was a suggestion  Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2006 09:40:50 AM »

Thanks Smiley

« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2006 07:47:22 AM »

A lot of people do note that if their ears are very sensitive, they do not use silicone.  My ears are not very sensitive to different materials (just finishes, as long as the finish is smooth), and I have some Kaos silicone eyelets that feel great.  I just put some Vitamin E oil on my ears and pop them right through.  I put Vitamin E in my holes every time I change my plugs, just to keep them happy and healthy, and I lube up my stone and steel saddle plugs to prevent damage.  I've heard of companies who try to imitate Kaos, which uses implant grade silicone, but they use more porous versions, which WILL irritate, as your ears will be able to attach to them more easily because it's basically a surface full of suction cups.  Maybe it's the size as well.  My ears are a measly 4g (5mm), but that may allow them more room to manoeuvre without sticking.  I love my Kaos eyelets, but then again, I wouldn't have know that until I put them in and wore them around, as is the case with most materials; you just have to try them out, talk to other users, and listen to your body.

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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2009 10:58:27 AM »

I'm surprised no one has already mentioned just solid silicone plugs (if your ears aren't too sensitive) Smiley  They come in many colors (as hiders tend just just look weird in larger gauges, e.g. mine are 5/8" and just look silly) and there's just the one layer of silicone on the front of the plugs and it's very  easy to poke earings through. Plus the holes created aren't too bad in the silicone.

Also, second holes are a great idea as well as danglies under your plugs Smiley
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