Ear Weights

All about ear weights

If you love wearing beautiful jewelry in your ears, such as stunning dangling earrings, or fun hoops, you may wonder what you can wear after you stretch your ears. But don’t worry, because ear weights are the perfect solution!

What are ear weights?

Ear weights are heavy jewelry meant to be worn in pre-stretched and fully healed ears. Coming in a range of different styles, weights, gauges and materials, ear weights are a style of hanging ear decoration that is thick enough to fit in stretched ears and heavy enough to pull down on your ear lobe.

Stretched ear hangersare for healed stretched ears

Ear weights are not the same as gauges and plugs and should never be used to stretch your ears. Ear weights are not designed to stretch ears and are meant to be worn as decorative jewelry pieces. Ear weights will only stretch the bottom of your lobe, making it thin and prone to tearing. In the worst-case scenario, the thin skin can lose blood flow, causing it to die.

Tips to safely enjoy ear weights

Ear weights look amazing in stretched ears and are an amazing way to accessorize, no matter what size you need. But, it is important to rock ear weights safely and responsibly to not cause any damage to your lobes.

Rotation is important

It is very important to rotate ear weights frequently to keep the structure and size of your stretched ears. Stretched ear hangers that are not heavy will shrink your gauge size in the long term, as the entire ear hole is not constantly held open. If you wear heavier stretched ear hangers too often, they can tear the skin at the bottom of the lobe.

Your ears must be healed to wear ear weights safely

Ear hangers come in a variety of materials. Materials such as wood, brass, stone, and bone make for beautiful jewelry but are not good for healing ears. The first order of business when selecting ear weights or hangers is to ensure that your ears are fully healed.

Only wear hangers and weights that are designed to be in your ears

Please do not wear objects like padlocks in your ears. Wearing heavy objects that were not designed to be used as ear weights, gauges, plugs, or tapers is dangerous. Ear weights come in many styles and sizes.

Hoop weights

Looking like a beautiful, closed circle, but with more weight sitting through the stretched opening

Coiled weights

Like hoop weights, they continue creating a coil shape instead of opening in the bottom.

Shield weights

Similar looking to plugs, these slide over the bottom edge of the stretched ears and sit on the lower ledge.

Keyhole weights

A popular style, the opening looks like a keyhole. The thinner opening is slid through the ear, with the thicker gauge part at the centre of the design sitting in the ear.

Ear weights at BodyMods

From gleaming gold, beautiful glass, stone, brass, and more BodyMods has ear hangers and ear weights designed for every size of gauge and ear and every style. Find your next pair on our website and celebrate your unique individual style.

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