A Closer Look At Hangers As Ear Accessories

People wore hanger accessories as large gauge earrings that stretched the lobes that hung over the shoulder. Today, there are numerous types of ear hangers you can add to your everyday look; including thick spirals and U-shaped gauge earrings. Let’s take a closer look at these hangers and how you can wear them to achieve your desired look.

A Closer Look at Hangers as Ear Accessories

What Are Ear Hangers?

Ear hangers are pieces of jewelry that you wear in already-stretched ears. Usually, they hang below the earlobes, hence the name ‘hangers’. To avoid uneven stretching, don’t use these hangers to stretch your ears. This is especially true if they have weight. Additionally, trying your ears with these can lead to tearing and prevent you from going back to a bit of stretch.

Ear hangers are more of a fashion statement rather than a tool to stretch your ears. Most of them are not very heavy and will not produce the required results. That said, to rock your great ear hangers safely; we usually recommend a minimum plug size of 6mm, which means 2-gauge ear hangers.

Ear Hangers Vs. Ear Weights

Hangers and ear weights tend to look the same, and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. However, the key difference is that ear hangers are hanging earrings for stretched ears. They typically weigh the same as a standard pair of earrings. People can make ear hangers from several materials, but mostly brass or wood. They usually make them as hooks, spirals, or hoops with dangling decorations.

But, people wear ear weights in their earlobes. They are like ear hangers but heavier. They come in a wide variety of sizes and weights. For instance, you can use a 10mm ear weight to stretch your ear at least 10mm. It can also comfortably sit in overstretched ears.

The weight of ear weights usually varies from very light to heavy. You can wear a light ear weight all day without noticing it. But, a heavy ear weight might be too cumbersome for all-day wear. Consequently, you should consider your lobes before picking the best weight and design.

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A Simple Guide to Stretching Your Ears

Over the centuries, many people have undergone the process of stretching their ears. However, if you are a beginner and wish to stretch your ears; make sure to consult an expert in a studio. A professional will pierce your ears and direct you to gauge your ears safely until you achieve desirable results.

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Furthermore, professionals will provide you with essential tips on how to take care of your ears post-stretching; and train you on what measures to take after getting an ear infection. Alternatively, you can purchase a professional ear stretching kit and easily stretch your ears in the comfort of your home.

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With options ranging from traditional hand-carved bone to hoops and spirals, our ear stretching kit comes with a wide array of ear hangers; in various styles to fit any individual’s taste and preferences. You are most likely to get a 14-gauge piercing size but; once you fully decide on ear stretching, you can later upgrade to a size 12 gauge (2mm) taper.

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