Organic Double flared plugs and tunnels. The size stated is for the thinnest part of the plug. The ends are slightly wider (about a millimeter wider) which is how they stay in. To get them in means a bit of a stretch. This is easy if your holes are loose, like a month after stretching, but harder on a fresh stretch. So we advise being at a size for a few weeks before buying a double flared plug in that size. Then, organic plugs like these are really comfortable to wear and change.
Read more about double flared plugs at the bottom of our ear stretching information page.
The horn and bone used in our jewellery comes from water buffalo farmed in remote areas on the island of Sulawesi and Sumatra. The animals are reared and killed for their meat. No animal is ever killed or harmed just for our organic jewelry! The horn and bone are a by-product of the farming industry. If the bones and horn were not used for carving, they would be discarded. Our suppliers buy the horn and bone under strict supervision of local wildlife and animal protective organisations from communities that otherwise have no use for it. All these items are handcarved in communities in Indonesia. The carvers come from families of hand carvers who have homed their skills over many generations.
'Organic' materials allow the ear lobe to 'breathe'. Some people find that wearing steel, acrylic or glass can make the lobe a bit smelly.. (nice) Wearing horn, bone and wooden jewellery definately helps with this, which is why some stretchers promote 'organics' as the best material to use for long term primary use, but its all a matter of taste really.