Don't Call Them Gauged Ears!!!

Don't Call Them Gauged Ears!!!


Please comment below to add your two cents.

Are you new to the world of ear stretching?  If so, you'd better watch out.  There are a lot of A-holes in this world.  One of the biggest a-holes you will meet is the one that insists that you do not call plugs or tunnels "GAUGES".  They will explain to you how a gauge is a measurement or size used to measure your ear.  This by definition is very correct.

I feel that if you are new to this world of stretched ears one should welcome you with open arms.  You should be able to call them whatever you wish until you figure out the "correct" terms. Some people will continue to call them GAUGES and that is perfectly acceptable.  The truth is we all know what you are talking about. 

For some, calling plugs gauges is like nails on a chalkboard, but please do not be discouraged.  We have all been in your shoes.  My final thought is that the world of stretched ears needs to be more understanding and politely explain these things to our new members.  This place we call earth is filled with enough A-holes.


What do you prefer?  Do you refer to them as plugs or gauges?  Is it that big of a deal to you?  Please tell us your story by commenting below.


  • Kat

    Who cares? I mean doesn’t anyone have better things to worry about? ?

  • Bobby

    I use to call them “gauges” until I was corrected. Now I call them “plugs”, but I still have people coming up to me all the time asking me about my “gauges”. I typically just let the strangers call them whatever. It is not that big of a deal. I have seen others be dicks about it, though.

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