How to put in silicone tunnels

Piercing fans who have chosen to stretch their ear lobes may find that when they get to larger gauges, traditional wood, bone, glass and metal plugs can become quite heavy. Hollow, flexible silicone plugs are a lightweight solution that can be a bit unusual to insert at first, particularly if your lobes aren't stretched very large. The bigger the hole in your ear lobe, the easier it is to insert silicone jewellery into your piercing. Very small gauges may require the help of a professional piercer.

Lather up your hands and your ear lobes with antibacterial soap. Use warm water and rinse thoroughly. If your silicone plugs are new, give them a wash as well. Dry your skin and your plugs with clean paper towels.

Hold the silicone plug so you are looking straight through the hollow middle.

Press the top of the tunnel toward the centre with the index finger of the hand in which you are holding it.

Press the sides of the tunnel inward toward each other, so you have folded both the top and sides toward the middle.

Insert the folded tunnel into your piercing and let go of it. The tunnel will expand to fit your ear lobe.

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