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Steel Crescent Taper Stretcher Expander Plug

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FreshTrends Steel Crescent Taper Stretcher Expander Plug
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Body piercing expanders / stretchers are the perfect tool for easily stretching most body piercings to the size of your choice. These piercing expanders / stretchers are gently tapered to help gradually increase your piercing size. All of our body piercing stretchers are crafted from top quality 316L surgical grade stainless steel for your protection. Each sold separately. O-Rings included. Wholesale prices to the public, only at Body Jewelry!

Piercing Type:Plug
Material:Surgical Steel
Additional Info:Sold individually. To order a pair, order quantity: 2.
Sold As:Each Sold Separately



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Great product, quick way to get a good stretch

Reviewer: A viewer from 2

I'm so glad I bought this. I had a twelve gauge piercing that I wanted to go down to an 8, so I bought the size 8 taper and within a week I got it down semi painlessly. It looks really good and yes, it is small - I'd say like the size of a nickel - but I was glad it wasn't gigantic. I bought two and now I have to send one to my brother because he liked it so much.

Overall, great way to stretch and a great price.

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great product!

Reviewer: A viewer from Hoffman Estates, IL US

I bought these tapers way back when I was just starting out my stretching process. The problem with me is that I don't have too much money to spare all the time, and I didn't want to buy tapers just to have to buy jewelry of that size. These were great because they're appropriate for stretching and for everyday wear, since it won't harbor bacteria like acrylic tapers. For me, since I was just going to stretch to the next size ASAP, it was a bargain!

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Good, with minor problems

Reviewer: A viewer from WI US

I like these crescent tapers because they allow me to stretch my lobes without buying extra jewelry, since I'm going to gauge up again anyways. I also like that they are stainless steel and a good price. The only problem I've discovered, at least with the smaller gauges, is that they easily get caught in clothes, pillow, etc... which yanks your ear and kind of hurts. Just have to be super careful not to get it caught on anything. The end might not be as pointy on larger gauges, though I'm not sure (I'm only at 12ga)

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Reviewer: A viewer from 2

these are smooth and stretched very well.

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Reviewer: A viewer from St Louis, MO US

Crescent tapers are great to stretch holes gradually without the sudden trauma of blunt barbells. One problem I experience with these tapers is that the O-rings tend to fall out. I've never actually lost the entire earring. Fortunately they're very reasonably priced and easy to replace.

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Size Help

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Body Jewelry Size Help

Standard Body Piercing Sizes:
These are the standard sizes used for each piercing in body jewelry. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this is the size used for YOUR piercing. These are the standard gauges and lengths used by professional piercers. Everyone's body is different, and sometimes piercers will use different lengths and gauges depending on your body.

Standard Gauge
Standard Length
Belly / Navel Ring
Nose Piercing
20G and 18G


Tongue Piercing
Cartilage Piercing
1/4" and 5/16"
Eyebrow Piercing
16G (14G is also commonly used)
5/16" and 3/8"
Industrial Barbell
1 1/2"
Labret Lip Rings
14G (16G is also commonly used)

5/16", 3/8", or 7/16"

Monroe Piercing

5/16" or 3/8"

Nipple Piercing
Tragus / Helix / Rook / Conch
3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 5/8"
Ear 20G and 18G  


How to Measure Body Jewelry:
Please find a conversion charts below for those of you using the metric system.

Barbell Gauge Chart
22G .025" 0.64mm
20G .032" 0.81mm
Barbell Length & Diameter Chart
Inches Millimeters
1/4" 6.4
5/16" 7.9
3/8" 9.5
7/16" 11
1/2" 13
9/16" 14.3
5/8" 16
3/4" 19
7/8" 22
15/16" 23.8
1" 25.4
1 1/2" 38

Measuring Lengths & Diameters of Piercing Jewelry

Captive Bead Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Captive Bead Rings

Captive Bead Rings are measured from the largest inside diameter.

Captive Bead Rings are also known as C.B.R.'s, B.C.R.'s & Ball Captive Rings. They come in many variations, shapes, sizes, but the same measuring rule applies. Always measure the largest inside diameter of the circle.

We carry captives in a variety of gauges and lengths.

Straight Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart

Measure the length of a barbell between the two balls along the length of the bar, as shown in the diagram.

We carry barbells in an assortment of gauges and lengths

Circular/Horseshoe Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Circular Barbells / Horseshoe Barbells

Circulars / Horseshoes barbells are commonly used as belly rings, nipple rings, eyebrow rings, earrings, ear plugs, and for genital piercings. Circulars / Horseshoes are measured from the largest inside diameter.

We carry circulars in many different gauges and lengths.

Curved / Bent Barbell - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Curved Barbells

Curved barbells, also know as bent barbells, are commonly used for belly button rings, nipple rings, and eyebrow jewelry. Curved barbells are measured in a straight line from the inner length between the two balls.

We carry curved barbells in gauges 20G - 14G.

Nose Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Nose Rings

Nose Twists, also known as nose screws, are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the beginning of the twist, as shown in the diagram. Measure nose bones to the end of the shaft, before the beaded tip. Nose fishtails are measured from the base of the ball / charm to the end of the barbell.

Standard gauge for nose rings is 18 Gauge.
We carry nose rings in 18G-20G in many designs

Labret / Lip Rings - Body Jewelry Size Chart

Labrets /Lip Rings / Monroes are measured from the base of the ball to the top of the flat disc. Standard size for labrets is 5/16".

We carry labrets in many different sizes and styles.

Ear Plugs / Earlets - Body Jewelry Size Chart
Plug Body Jewelry
An ear plug length is measured from the inside edge of the horizontal line, as shown in the diagram. The same measurement applies of earlets and ear tunnels body jewelry.

Plugs are manufactured in many different materials, designs, and variations.