Ear weights are one of the oldest forms of jewellery for stretched ears, with examples being found dating back thousands of years. Ear weights hang from your stretched piercings, leaving most of the hole visible.
Ear weights are worn for decoration, not, as many people think to actually stretch your ears. This is because they focus all the weight on one part of your piercing. They will only stretch the bottom part of your piercing which can lead to uneven stretching and ear thinning which could risk ear splitting. A healthy stretched ear should be equally stretched all around the piercing, and the flesh should be of equal thickness all the way around.
Stretching tapers are the safest way to stretch your ears and you should wait until your stretch is healed before wearing ear weights.They should not be worn for long extended periods. With proper care and healing time, they are completely safe to wear and a sick way to show off your stretched ears.