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Difference Between Plugs and Gauges

Difference Between Plugs and Gauges

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Plugs vs. Gauges

Plugs and gauges are two concepts used in the world of ear stretching and piercing. These two words are used all the time in a very interchangeable manner, which is why sometimes people find it difficult to tell them apart. There is a big difference between the two that is sometimes lost in the context because of too much casual use. Knowing the key distinctions is a big step away from ignorance, especially if you want to have your own ears pierced or stretched.

Kids who go into piercing stores or jewelry shops often say that they are looking for gauges. Saying this will confuse the employees because a gauge is actually the size of a person’s ears. The actual jewelry they are looking for is called plugs. Not a lot of people are familiar with this very big difference between the two words, and they use of the word “gauges” whenever they want to buy plugs. People who do this may come off as moronic to the people who sell the jewelry.

To explain it even further, gauges are used to describe the volume of the jewelry in thickness. This is important in ear stretching, more commonly known as just stretching, which is what you call the process of making a larger gauge in the hole of a piercing. Plugs, the jewelry, come in different colors, designs, shapes, and gauges. The larger the gauge, the more expensive it will be. People who stretch their ears buy tapers to increase the gauges of their ears one size at a time. Ideally, there should be a one-month interval between each gauge. Upon reaching gauge number 2, you have to wait two to three months before you can stretch the gauge to the next size. A lower number means a higher gauge. Newly pierced ears have a gauge of 18. The next size for this is 16, followed by 14, and so on. Always consult with a piercer first if you have never tried stretching your ears before; they can teach you the proper way and techniques and may even stretch your ears for you.

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Earlobe Gauging

Plugs are sometimes called earplugs or earspools. In the world of body modification, plugs refer to the short, cylindrical jewelry worn with larger-gauge body piercings. Due to their size, plugs can be made out of different substances or materials, such as glass, wood, metal, horn, porcelain, acrylic, stone, or silicone. Historically, plugs have been used as earrings. This does not prevent them from being used in other kinds of piercings, in other areas of the human body.

The word “gauge,” when referring to the jewelry itself, is actually a made-up slang term for “stretched earlobes.” People who aren’t too familiar with the proper terms used in body modification refer to gauges as the jewelry. The gauge is the size of piercings before they turn into an inch.

Before you do anything with your body, it is important that you know what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it. Educate yourself about the risks of these procedures, because most of them are a permanent change, such as tattoos and ear stretching.

Summary:

1.Plugs and gauges are two concepts used in the world of ear stretching and piercing.

2.Gauges are used to describe the volume of the jewelry in thickness. This is important in ear stretching, more commonly known as just stretching, which is what you call the process of making a larger gauge in the hole of a piercing.

3.The actual jewelry is called plugs.

4.Due to their size, plugs can be made out of different substances or materials, such as glass, wood, metal, horn, porcelain, acrylic, stone, or silicone.

5.The word “gauge,” when referring to the jewelry itself, is actually a made-up slang term for stretched earlobes.


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