Common questions

What are fake gauges?

What are fake gauges?

Fake Gauges If you’re new to the world of body modification, chances are that you might refer to fake plugs as fake gauge earrings. The main difference between plugs and gauges is that plugs are the actual jewelry, and gauges are used to measure the size of said jewelry. But the terms are often used interchangeably.

Can you wear ear tapers all the time?

Why shouldn’t I wear tapers as every day ear jewelry? Most tapers are designed to be used as ear stretching tools, not as pieces to be worn on a regular basis. Doing so can easily put uneven pressure on your healing ears, leading to unnecessary damage.

Do fake gauges look real?

Do fake plugs / gauges look real? They can look real to people who do not have any experience with ear stretching. But they will look fake to people who have stretched ears.

What happens when you wear fake earrings?

Some people experience swelling, itchiness and in some extreme cases, discharge of pus and bleeding. To be fair, not all cases of pain are a result of wearing fake earrings. It could be a result of an allergic reaction to the metal in the earring. Some people are allergic to nickel, others to silver.

Can I use tapers as jewelry?

A taper is a cone or spike shaped piece of jewelry that is used to stretch a piercing up a size. The shape of the taper allows the piercing to stretch smoothly as the taper is pushed through the ear. Certain tapers can also be worn as jewelry. Tapers are very helpful in stretching up the sizes between 14 and 0 gauge.

Why you shouldn’t use tapers?

Stone tapers are not to be used for stretching at all. They are only for wearing in healed stretches as jewelry because they are porous and can carry too much bacteria. In general, tapers are only recommended for wearing in smaller gauges as jewelry.

Is it OK to wear fake gauges?

Is it OK to Wear Fake Gauges? Of course, it is. Sometimes it’s the preferred option too! It’s faster when compared to actual plugs and ear stretching, and it’s easier to go back to regular jewelry since you’re never actually stretching your earlobes in the first place.

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