Silicone jewellery is most commonly used for ear plugs and tunnels but it can be worn in other piercings too. The benefits of silicone jewellery is that it is soft and flexible which makes it a great option for wearing in order to safely participate in sports activities. You can also get silicone piercing jewellery that is clear which is helpful for hiding you piercing but also keeping your piercing hole open.
Generally, it is best to only wear silicone jewellery in healed piercings, especially if the silicone is very soft and squishy. When it comes to silicone ear tunnels, make sure to only use them in fully healed stretched ear piercings.
The biggest advantage of silicone jewelry is that it’s one of the most comfortable materials that jewellery can be made from, due to its squashy and hugely flexible nature. You’ll probably find that if you know any fans of skating or cycling, they’ll recommend this material for jewellery because of how comfortable it is when wearing protective headgear or headphones.
Just like any piercing jewellery, you will need to regularly
clean your silicone piercing. If you
ever need to clean your silicone jewellery, which you should be doing in order
to keep it free from dirt and to reduce the chances of introducing infection,
then make sure you clean it with mild soap and warm water, being sure to
totally dry the piece of jewellery before reinserting it into your body. As
with any piercing, it is best to handle it as little as possible and it is
essential to always wash your hands with soap before touching your piercing or
One thing to be aware of is that silicone jewellery can become discoloured when exposed to chlorine so if you’re thinking of going swimming it might be wise to remove your silicone tunnels before you dive in.
Silicones Plugs & Tunnels FAQs
How to put in silicone plugs and tunnels?
In order to put in a silicone plug and tunnel, place it at the back of your ear piercing and gently push with your thumb while keeping two fingers on the front of your ear lobe for stability and ease. As the front of the plug comes through the piercing hole, make sure not to push too hard or you may push it all the way out. Another method for inserting you tunnels, if your piercing jewellery is particularly soft, it to fold it before you push it through your piercing hole and allow it to release once you have your jewellery in your piercing hole. You can then arrange each side to ensure the circular lip is folded out across your ear.
What is a silicone plug?
A silicone plug is a soft piece of piercing jewellery that is designed to be worn in healed stretched ear piercings. Similar items such as silicone tunnels and gauges can also be worn in stretched earlobes. They are lightweight and flexible which means a silicone plug is great for wearing while sleeping or during sports.
Are silicone plugs safe to wear?
Silicone plugs are safe to wear in healed stretched ear piercings. Silicone plugs are particularly useful for keeping your piercing safe and comfortable during sports and sleep. As long as you regularly clean your silicone plugs, your healed lobe piercing should stay healthy and free from infection.
Are silicone plugs bad for your ears?
Silicone plugs are not bad for your ears if used appropriately. Silicone plugs should only be worn in healed stretched piercings. If you have a known silicone allergy, then do not attempt to wear them and if you develop any redness or notice any sensitivity to the silicone then it is best to try a different type of material to avoid causing harm to your piercing.
As you can see silicone jewellery can be a very useful addition to your piercing collection, particularly if you have stretched ear lobes. This piercing material provides a soft and comfortable style that is particularly helpful for participating in sports, sleeping in, and hiding your piercing.