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Ear tunnels are cylindrical earrings inserted into a piercing to stretch the hole. They’re often called ear gauges or flesh tunnels because they're measured in gauge sizes and create a tunnel through the fleshy part of your earlobe. You don’t just wake up one morning and buy a pair of ear gauges. Stretching your piercing takes time and commitment to go up in gauge size. Depending on your body, you’ll need to wait 2-6 months between stretches.
But for those that have put in the work, ear tunnels offer a guaranteed conversation starter and something that will not go unnoticed. From silicone and acrylic flesh tunnels to wooden ear tunnels made from Sawo and Areng wood, there’s a pair to suit your individuality and style. And if you’re after an ear tunnel that will really get stares, check out our selection of stainless steel tunnels coated with PVD and certified nickel-free. PVD coated tunnels and ear plugs are more resistant to corrosion from sweat and regular wear than other surface materials.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for ear tunnels with double flares, single flare or no flare… we have the ear gauges you’re looking for. Many of our designs come with screw-fit bases. This makes the tunnel easier to put in and take out. Stepping up your stretching game just got easier. You’re welcome.
In some countries, ear tunnels are measured by gauge size and in others, millimetres are used. Gauge sizing is difficult because you don’t stretch your ears the same amount every time. A stretch from 2 gauge) to 0 gauge is 2 mm – compared to a 1 mm stretch from 6 gauge to 4 gauge. Because of this, we’ve measured most of our ear tunnels in millimetres, so you’ll know exactly what size you’re ordering.
When shopping for your next pair of ear tunnels, refer to the following gauge to millimetre conversions to get the right size. If you’re new to the game, note that most standard ear piercings start at 20 gauge) or 18 gauge.
Ear Gauge to MM Conversion Chart
18 gauge = 1.0 mm
16 gauge = 1.2 mm
14 gauge = 1.6 mm
12 gauge = 2 mm
10 gauge = 2.4 mm
8 gauge = 3.2 mm
6 gauge = 4 mm
4 gauge = 5 mm
2 gauge = 6 mm
0 gauge = 8 mm
00 gauge = 10 mm
½ inch = 12 mm
9/16 inch = 14 mm
⅝ inch = 16 mm
¾ inch = 19 mm