A double flare plug/tunnel has a flare on both sides of the plug. Since both sides are flared, you do not need to use an O-ring to secure the jewelry. The flared sides will keep the jewelry nice and secure.
Double flare plugs cannot be immediately worn by everyone. The flared edges will be larger than the actual gauge of the plug, so your lobes must be able to safely stretch to fit over the double flared edge. Double flare plugs are recommended for people who have a completely healed lobe and lobes that are a bit more flexible.
To safely put on a double flare plug, start by washing your hands with warm water and soap. We also recommend putting the jewelry in after a hot shower. The heat will help loosen your skin and will make the insertion process easier if you’re new to double flare plugs. Don’t forget to moisturize your lobes. We recommend a lobe moisturizer like the Zeep Plug Primer.
For double flared pieces, insert the jewelry at an angle, pull down your lobe and press the jewelry in. If you feel any pain as you put the jewelry in, STOP. Your lobes are not ready for double flare pieces. Forcing a double flared plug into your lobes can tear and damage them. To help you get to a double flare jewelry, we recommend wearing heavier single flare plugs made from stone or glass. With time and patience, you may reach your double flare goal.
It’s important to note that some people have naturally tighter lobes, and double flare jewelry may not be in the cards for you. But don’t worry! We have screw-fit style eyelets that can be inserted like single-flare, but have a back flare that screws on.
They take a bit of practice, but they’re great if you’re wanting to try double flare, but are unsure if your lobes will be flexible enough. You can see those here. Note: Some of them have a rear flare that can’t be worn like a double flare plug and always have to be screwed in, and these have very large flares. Others have a more gentle flare that can be inserted just like a regular double flare.
If you’re unsure, you can always ask us, but in general you’ll want to look for a flare around .5-1mm, for a very small, easy to insert flare.
We have tons of double flare plugs and tunnels. Shop all of our styles and designs here.
Still wondering how to put on single flare or double flare plugs? Watch our video below: