You can express yourself in so many different ways when you get involved with body jewelry and body piercings. One of the most popular—and most extreme—expressions would have to be that of ear gauging. It’s been determined that the practice of ear gauging has been going on since the dawn of recorded history—and most likely even longer than that. If you look far enough into history, you can see mummies, statues, old drawings, and prehistoric paintings with depictions of ear gauging.

For those that might not be familiar, ear gauging is a way of stretching the piercing of an earlobe to larger diameters. In fact, you’d be surprised at how far some people stretch their earlobes. Some go up to over an inch—or more! This is usually done as a fashion statement. But don’t describe it as “modern.” King Tut had his ears stretched, and so did Otzi the Iceman… all the way back in 3300 BC.

If you want to make a statement and pay homage to some really cool dudes in history, then check out our selection of ear plugs and gauges. You can choose from our organic ear plugs, acrylic plugs, stretchers and tapers, and some gorgeous natural stone ear plugs. Whatever your style, Body Jewelry has the ear gauges you’re looking for.