Asked by: Ramesh Halimi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th April, 2020

Are they called gauges or plugs?

The typical jewelry worn in a large stretched piercing is a plug, sometimes incorrectly referred to as a "gauge" or "gauges", which refers to the sizing system used in the U.S. It is solid and usually cylindrical, and may be flared out at one or both ends (saddle-shaped), or kept in place by o-rings fastened around the

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Furthermore, are plugs and gauges the same thing?

Gauges are used to describe the volume of the jewelry in thickness. This is important in ear stretching, more commonly known as just stretching, which is what you call the process of making a larger gauge in the hole of a piercing. 3. The actual jewelry is called plugs.

Likewise, what is a gauged ear? Ear stretching (or ear gauging) is the process people use to get piercings that are thicker than the standard ear piercings. They vary in width, but they can be anywhere from the thickness of a chopstick to that of a finger – or even far bigger in some cases.

In this regard, is it called gauging or stretching?

Gauging means to measure, not to stretch…and stretching is what we are doing when going up in size on a piercing!

Are gauges permanent?

It can even become permanent, making it much harder to stretch to bigger sizes. Essentially, what you need to do is take your plugs out and let it heal. You either let them rest with no jewelry, or you can try using plugs that are 2 to 3 sizes smaller than where you were before you stretched.

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