The way flesh tunnels work is very similar to flesh plugs, only this piercing features a hollow design that shows a clear hole through the flesh. Many of those who enjoy stretch piercings find this kind of body jewellery to be a great way to show off the size of the piercing. Another plus for those who are really into their ear stretching is that flesh tunnels can’t be faked in the same way that a flesh plug can be, ensuring that a stretch must be achieved in order to wear flesh tunnels. When it comes to tubes and tunnels, the ear must be stretched a few gauges more than if you’re looking to wear a plug, and certainly the tube effect becomes more and more prominent the larger stretch you achieve.
Flesh tunnels can be created with a range of designs and from a variety of materials. Silicone flesh tunnels are popular as they can be easily inserted and can also be designed in a range of shapes and colours, creating bold effects or even allowing for the flesh tunnel to have a skin tone colour. Some people enjoy stretching their ears with silicone flesh tunnels as a way of dead stretching without putting as much strain on the ear but we would always advise using a taper to give you a great looking, even stretch. Once you’ve got your ear lobes stretched to an optimum size, you can choose from several different designs and styles of flesh tunnel.
- Star shaped
- Heart Shaped
Many of these flesh tunnel materials and designs can be used in conjunction with one another, giving you a distinctive look that will really draw attention to your body modification. You can insert a new flesh tunnel by using a taper to pre-stretch the ear to the optimum size. Then simple hold the flesh tunnel at the larger end of the taper and continue to push through. This will hold the stretched ear open for you to comfortably fit the piercing inside, much easier than trying to get a new tunnel in any other way! Whether you’re using a silicone flesh tunnel or steel, always keep an eye on whether your body begin to react to the piercing, as everyone can experience something different when it comes to a new material in a stretch piercing.
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