Plug Body Jewelry

Plug Body Jewelry Plugs are often associated with earrings because they are worn in earlobe piercings when the piercing is stretched. In fact, all stretched piercings, no matter where they are, are adorned with plugs. Plugs are ideal when they fit the piercing comfortably. While there are standard lengths and gauges, they are often custom made as per specifications.

You can get solid or hollow plugs and these come in almost all the material that is used for body jewelry. You can expect to find acrylic, steel, titanium, organic materials, glass, silicone, or niobium. Size also ranges widely starting at 10 gauge, although you can get smaller sizes as well. The plug has flared or threaded ends or even rubber or silicone o-rings to hold it in place.

Check out different plugs below!


You will find different styles of plugs out there. There are solid plugs that are shaped like cylinders and have grooves to keep the o-riings intact. The cylinders are not hollow and feature one o-ring at either end to keep its place in the piercing. There are plugs that are single or double domed. In the single domed plug, one side is flared while the other has an o-ring whereas in the double domed, both ends are flared. The double domed plug is not used in stretching the piercing.

Another type of plug is the tube, which is hollow and uses an o-ring to keep it in place. The eyelet plug is also hollow but has flares at the ends. You will come across single flared eyelet and double flared eyelet. There threaded tunnel plugs that are hollow as well as flared on one end while the other end is threaded so that a piece can be threaded in to keep the plug in place in the piercing.

The plugs, earlets and tunnels are commonly used in ear lobe. But you an also wear them in stretched septum piercings and labret piercing. You can get plus in a huge range of materials, colors and styles that look very attractive. Some of the interesting materials used are horn, bone, wood, acrylic, steel and white howlite crystal. You also get steel plugs and tunnels. Some of the plugs are engraved or inset with different designs for variety.

Body Jewelry Plugs

Body Jewelry Plugs

When it comes to body piercings, there are the more traditional ones to choose from or you can opt for something a little more exotic. Body jewelry plugs are not as popular as traditional piercing jewelry, but if you have that stretched piercing – you can satisfy any taste!

Plugs come in a large variety of designs which means that there will always be at least one plug to suit your tastes.

There are a few things that you will need to consider before you choose the best body jewelry plugs to suit your needs. Within this article you will find out everything that you need to know to make the best decision.

Choosing the Right Body Jewelry Plugs

You need to know which size plug you will need. Typically body jewelry plugs start at 1.6mm or 14 gauge and they range up to 38mm or 1 ½ inches. So if you are unsure as to which plug you will need it would be a good idea to ask your piercer. However, once you’ve been stretching your piercing you should most likely know what gauge plug you need.

As well as plain designs, you can also purchase body jewelry plugs that really stand out. There are ones that have tribal designs and even inlay plugs which have beetles and spiders preserved inside them. No matter what look you are hoping to achieve, you will always find a body jewelry plug to suit your needs.

Overall body jewelry plugs make a really big statement and they will never fail to draw attention to your piercing. With such a wide range of plugs to choose from it would be a help if you knew what you were looking for. Always take on board the advice mentioned in this article and if you are unsure about anything then it is always better to ask a professional to find out what you need.

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