New to Blue Banana ear stretchers have become all the craze with a recent burst in popularity and a breakthrough into the fashion industry. Originally considered as strictly gothic, punk or emo, these types of piercings have slowly become widely acceptable and extremely desirable. As an ancient rite of passage, ear stretching began many years ago, as a means of cultural, religious and economical distinction. Nowadays, it has simply become a fashion statement and a growing trend. The fan base surrounding ear stretchers even has its own terminology and the phrase ‘Gauge Queen’ is often used to describe people with a lot of stretched piercings.
There are tons of ear stretchers and piercing jewellery available for this particular method of piercing, so you can make sure that you educate yourself on all of the available options. You’re most likely to come across ear plugs and flesh tunnels, as these run hand in hand with stretching piercings. The types of materials used for ear stretchers vary, and can include;
- Surgical Steel
- And even Glass
When considering ear stretchers it’s important to remember that everything differs depending on the individual. One case may apply to one person, but be totally different to someone else! Just remember to be careful and take your time with stretching, as well as using common knowledge to stay safe. In terms of the stretchers themselves, surgical steel and titanium have proved to be the most popular items, but others are also acceptable. If at any time your piercing doesn’t feel right, take it out and try something different. Ear stretchers can be risky, as well as everything else in this world, so as long as care is taken, you’ll be fine.
There are basic ear stretchers and pieces of jewellery to choose from, including; Tapers and Expanders which are perhaps the most popular items, usually pointy in shape but they can be curved. Stretching Crescents, which are semi circled and imitate standard hoop earrings. Other advanced piercing jewellery products are; double and single flared flesh plugs and tunnels, top hats and threaded flesh tunnels and plugs. So, get educated and find out all there is to know about ear stretchers.
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