How to Measure the Size of Oval Shaped Ear Gauges

We get a lot of questions about our Oval Plugs, so we decided to take some time here to throw down a little information.

Q: What size oval plugs / gauges should I order?

A: The same size you normally wear your plugs!

Q: How are oval plugs measured?

A: Oval plugs are measured by circumference.  This is why you'd order the same size of ovals that you normally wear in plugs, they'll be the same size around.


Q: How do I check the size of a pair of oval plugs?

A: To check the size of an oval plug, wrap a string around the wearing surface and mark where one end on the string meets the other.  Then measure that segment of string and divide by pi- 3.14 to get the diameter.  Diameter is the measurement you see used for round plugs.


Q: Does wearing oval plugs feel different?

A: In general, no, it feels the same as wearing round plugs.  At larger sizes, oval plugs may feel a bit different because of the different weight distribution and having your earlobes closer to your head.


Q: Can I wear normal plugs again after wearing oval plugs?

A: Absolutely!  Oval plug wear will in no way change the shape of your ears.


Check out our huge selection of wood Oval Plugs HERE and email if you have questions about oval plugs or body jewelry not covered in this post!


Thanks for reading!

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