How to get odd-shaped plugs in your ears
If your ears are new to a certain shape plug I suggest making sure your ears are as supple and springy as possible. A hot shower might allow your ears to stretch more easily. Also, we recommend using natural oil. I always use Jojoba oil which works great with wood, glass, or stone plugs.
Teardrop Plugs are typically the first shaped plugs people start with. You can find designs made in wood, stone, stainless steel, or glass. One of our most popular pairs of teardrop plugs is our Amethyst Teardrop Plugs. To get these plugs in, use a bit of natural oil and rub it around either the plug or your ear.
To get the teardrop plug in your ears we recommend the button method for insertion. Start by putting the bottom of the plug (larger side) in the bottom of the ear and gently pull down on the ear. Then you can just pop in the top like you would pop in a button. Teardrop plugs are typically the easiest of the shaped plugs to get into your stretched ears.
If you are new to Coffin Plugs, they might be a little more difficult to get in than teardrop plugs. Typically customers with smaller ears (2G and 0G) have a bit more trouble getting the coffins in their ears. The reason usually is that they just got to the 2G or 0G size and their ears are not elastic enough to get them in. Typically I suggest these customers wait until their ears are slightly "stretchy-er" than the 2G or 0G to get these coffin plugs in their ears.
The coffin plugs are also put in using the button method. Start by putting the bottom (smaller side of the coffin) in the bottom of the ear and gently pull down on the ear. Then you can just pop in the top like you would pop in a button. This stretch is not going to feel the same as a round 360º. Your ears will need to get used to a little wiggle room in the North- South direction.