In recent times, there have been a number of innovations in the world of piercing to really make a difference. This new invention, SnapPlugs, is a real game-changer when it comes to stretching (sometimes referred to as "gauging," much to the chagrin of me and my colleagues)!

I would describe this system as a revolutionary improvement in comfort, ease, and safety. And it would still be a bargain at twice the price! This is how it works:

Snap Plug Instructions

SnapPlugs (Series One) comes in a set with 10 different sizes of plugs. Takes you from 4ga to 0ga, gradually and safely (5.2mm-8.3mm). Only $19.95 per set.

SnapPlugs (Series Two) comes with two sets in 10 different sizes of plugs. Takes you from 0ga to 1/2" gradually and safely (8.3mm-12.7mm). Two boxes contain 20 plugs (10 for each ear) cost only $29.95.

And you can get the (Double Pack), which comes with 40 plugs to take both ears safely from 4ga to 1/2" for $59.90!

• Avoid spending money for jewelry in sizes you'll wear only temporarily.
• Stretch much more gradually than with the usual jewelry sizes.
• Inert material (Makrolon 2458) meets medical standards for implant grade.
• Safe, comfortable, economical. Amazing!

Wear each size for a minimum of 10 days to allow your tissue a chance to recover and get ready to stretch (just a little bit!) with the next SnapPlug in the series.

I recently received a bit of feedback from a user:

I just want to thank you so much for telling me about snap plugs they make stretching a lot better than normal stretching.
- Luke