Gauge Tapers

Shop our collection of ear gauge tapers.

Gauge Tapers Collection

Gauge tapers are something you need when you start to stretch your ears yourself. Whilst a professional will usually do the first few stretches, those who are confident in body modification can do the rest at home using an ear stretcher kit.

An ear gauging kit will have everything you need to stretch your earlobes: gauge tapers of all the required sizes, as well as o-rings to keep them in place. We stock a wide range of beautiful & unique ear gauge taper kits. 

What are gauge tapers?

Gauge tapers are cone-looking tools with a spiked end that you use to slowly stretch your ears. They are gradually pushed through your piercing hole until you reach the size that you want. You start with the smallest and build your way up to the larger sizes. Usually you would buy an ear gauge taper set.

are usually marked in gauge sizes (g), with the larger number indicating a smaller taper. Here at Custom Plugs, we have all sizes including:

  • 1.2mm - 16g / gauge
  • 1.5mm - 14g / gauge
  • 2mm - 12g / gauge
  • 2.5mm - 12g / gauge
  • 3mm - 8g / gauge
  • 4mm - 6g / gauge
  • 5mm - 4g / gauge
  • 6mm - 2g / gauge
  • 7mm - 1g / gauge
  • 8mm - 0g / gauge
  • 10mm - 00g / gauge

View the full ear gauge size chart here.

As a note, if you choose to stretch your ears on your own, remember that stretching your ears must be done slowly. It’s all about patience. Never skip gauge tapers and only increase one size at a time, because not only will they become sore and painful, you are at danger of ripping them or with bigger sizes, having a blowout. And if this happens, they won’t shrink back to their original size. Ideally, you’ll want to stick to one size ear tapers for at least six weeks so the earlobe is accustomed to the size.

Shop our range of gauge tapers

Here at, you’ll find a large selection of gauge tapers to choose from in a variety of different materials and styles. We sell ear gauging kits with all sizes you need to stretch your ears, and if you feel like stopping for longer on a specific size but don’t want to wear tunnels or plugs, you can wear tapers! We have cool designs like taper spirals and pinchers that create an awesome effect too if you’re after something a little different.

What materials do our gauge tapers come in?

Our gauge tapers are available in acrylic, surgical steel, synthetic stone, and glass versions. Most of our tapers are acrylic tapers and are available as kits and one-size spiral options so that you can pick ear tapers to suit your unique style and taste.

We are also working on building up our glass and synthetic stone tapers which you can buy individually!

Whether you want tapers as part of an ear stretcher kit, or as a new piece of body jewellery you can bet we’ve got something you’ll like.

Got a question about our gauge tapers?

Not sure which gauge tapers are right for you, or the best place to start? Get in touch with any questions about our plugs, tunnels, or ear stretching kits and we’ll get back to you within a day or two.