Tunnels

Tunnels

Looking for inspiration for tunnels for ears? Check out our range of tunnels available in a wide range of materials & designs. Once your initial piercing or stretch has fully healed, you can start getting tunnels and other jewellery to suit!

What are tunnels?

Tunnels are hollowed out cylinders of various diameters that fit into stretched earlobes and there are several types, depending on how you fit them. They are basically plugs with holes in them!

A double flared tunnel has a flare at both ends that is larger in diameter than the middle part, so your ears needs to be at least the size of the flare to fit it.

Single flared tunnels have just one flared end, and an “O” ring on the other side to keep them in place.

A screw back is a flat flared piercing, but one flare end can be removed to fit them easier.

Shop our wide range of tunnels

Here at customplugs.com, we’ve been designing and creating tunnels, plugs, and other body jewellery for over 10 years online. We’re constantly on the lookout for new design inspiration and innovative shapes that work well with the materials we use.

In our shop, you’ll find a wide selection of metal tunnels, stone and wooden tunnels, lightweight silicone tunnels, and glass tunnels! So you can have something more unique to wear in your ears.

What sizes do our tunnels come in?

You’ll find tunnels in all the same sizes as the plugs in our shop, as well as a selection of tapers and full ear stretching kits that help you get to the size of the tunnels you want.

The common ear gauges for tunnels we stock include: 6g, 14g, 12g, 10g, 8g, 6g, 4g, 2g, 1g, 0g, 00g, 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 28mm, 29mm, 30mm, 32mm, 34mm, 36mm, 38mm, 40mm, 42mm, 44mm, 46mm, 47mm, 48mm, 50mm, 0 gauge plugs, and 2 gauge plugs.

Our ear stretching size chart has all the information on the wearable depth of different types of materials and sizes for our tunnels.

What materials do tunnels come in?

Our tunnels are made from various metals including gold & silver steel, rose gold, silver, titanium, surgical steel. Plus we also stock lightweight materials like acrylic, silicone, glass, and natural materials such as wood and stone. Many tunnel designs also combine more than one material.

Our glass and wood tunnels can be customised and engraved, so you’re free to put initials on them, a special date, or even a pattern you like. Create your own one-of-a-kind custom tunnels that complement your unique style.

What shapes do our tunnels come in?

At Custom Plugs we stock a huge selection of tunnels so you’ll easily find the perfect design for yourself. Our bestsellers include traditional circular tunnels and teardrop tunnels.

We’re experimenting with new shapes and designs daily, bringing you horseshoe, triangle, and square-shaped tunnels that are lightweight and comfortable to wear, but look awesome!

Have a question about our tunnels?

Feel free to drop us a message if you have any questions about our selection of tunnels, and we’ll get back to you in a day or so!

What are tunnels for ears?

Tunnels for ears are hollow, tube shaped pieces of body jewelry for inserting into stretched ears. Tunnels are basically like plugs with holes in them.

How do I put tunnels in my ears?

Firstly ensure you're using the correct size tunnel for your ear. The best time to insert tunnels is after a shower. You should lubricate your ears with a small amount of Jojoba Oil. Tunnels are best inserted at an angle with one edge first. Some people call this the button method, as it can be similar to pushing a button into a button hole.

What's the difference between plugs and tunnels?

Plugs are solid whereas tunnels have holes in them. Both come in a variety of shapes and materials.

Can you use tunnels to stretch your ears?

It is not advised to use tunnels to stretch your ears. You should not try to jump sizes by inserting a larger tunnel. Instead use an insertion pin/ taper to increase your size before inserting the tunnel.

What are tunnel plugs?

Tunnel plugs is a term used often to describe plugs with holes in them. They are usually simply called "Tunnels" by people who wear them.

However if you just start searching around in Google for just "tunnels" you often find that you get a load of search results about tunnels under the ground. So people with stretched ears often search for "tunnel plugs".