Arctic Buffalo Stretching Scientists: Hear their Stories
"I enjoy music and crafting. 🎧 Just recently bought a penny board ( nickel ) called THE ZOMBIE and customized it. 🛹 Also i picked up another hobby during this pandemic and started collecting crystals and stones. 🔮"
Sergio's Stretching Story"When I started. I had tappers and tunnels that were surgical steal. The hardest part was to understand when my ears were ready for the next stretch. At some point I ended up ditching the tappers and using the tape method. I have had lots to learn through out the journey and when I was at my goal size I decided to continue the journey to a new goal of 1inch ( 25mm ) instead of going back to using tape I saw artic Buffalo having these glass plugs in single mm increments of each size! I decided to but From 20 to 25. I am at 23 right now and just the other day I was able to fit the 24 but decided another week before actually leaving them in.. using the glass plugs have made it much easier to stretch! I would highly recommend stretching with artic buffalo's glass Plugs HANDS DOWN!"
"I work as a Nurse & I enjoy Music 🎶, Basketball 🏀, Hair, Makeup Fashion 💄& Buying different jewelry for me multiple ear Piercings! I travel often with my Daughters to watch their Basketball Games. I used to do my Friends Makeup whenever I had spare time before Covid, but had to stop due to the Virus. I love to try different makeup brands! My Daughters are always telling me I should upload Makeup & Plug reviews on my YouTube Channel 📹, lol. Between work & Basketball events, I’m trying to find time to do so. You may see me some time in the future on YouTube! 🥰"
Charice's Stretching Story"When I first started stretching, I purchased a steel kit from Amazon (I didn’t know better). Once I reached 10g, I realized Arctic Buffalo had Single Flare Glass Plugs. I thought to myself that this seems like a better & safer way to stretch. So I purchased my Glass plugs from 8g-16mm (5/8) & my journey was smooth sailing! I honestly didn’t have any issues at all. I waited 3-4 months between stretches & I got to my goal size with ease. I am apart of a Facebook group that’s all about body modification & stretching is a big part of that group. I share my journey with the group & I am constantly referring newbies to the stretching game to Arctic Buffalo’s site to use their single flare glass plugs for stretching. I am now stretching my Conch & I am using nothing else but their glass plugs. I swear by AB SF Glass plugs! I am so happy I found them so early on in my stretching journey!"
"In my free time I love playing video games and streaming! 🎮 I recently got a brand new gaming PC to get my gaming career going as far as being a content creator in the near future. I also play acoustic guitar and the cajon drum 🥁 as well when I want to make music or just play covers of the songs I love so much. When it comes down to relaxing for the night, I play with my dog Molly! She is an American Pitbull Terrier and I love her with all my heart. 🐾"
Nicole's Stretching Story
Breanna's Stretching Story
"I knew I wanted to stretch my ears since I was around ten. I know that’s a bit odd, but I’ve wanted to be modified for a long time! I started stretching with tapers, but soon learned that the route to a healthy and happy ear is usually with glass plugs and I’ve had no problems since the switch! I’ve got a whole case full of the Single Flare Black Glass Plugs from Arctic Buffalo starting from teeny tiny sizes, and I couldn’t be happier with the way my ears are turning out! I know for some people it’s just stretched ears, but it’s really a pretty big part of my self-identity now and I wouldn’t take them out for anyone. Being modified helped me a lot with my anxiety in terms of being who I want to be and looking how I want to look despite what people think. Ten year old me would be proud and I’m glad to be a part of the modified community. Arctic Buffalo has made my stretching journey safe, affordable, fashionable and painless with quality plugs in every millimetre increment!"
Shop: Yellow Cat Eye Single Flare Plugs
Shop: Single Flare Black Glass Plugs
Karlie's Stretching Story
"I started stretching my ears when I was 16 years old and at first I went pretty fast. As I got older I learned about the risks of jumping sizes and stretching too quickly, and one of my ears got some minor damage from a big jump (I believe it was either 0g or 00g). For a while I didn’t think I would be able to stretch my ears anymore beyond that, but luckily it wasn’t too serious. I never had a goal size really, but I knew I wanted my ears to be big enough that one can tell they’re stretched. Because I was planning to be in a professional career, I still wanted my stretched ears to be somewhat discrete depending on the jewelry. My go-to plugs have always been stone plugs for that reason, as well as the comfort. I invested in a variety of stone plugs from Arctic Buffalo back in college so I could slowly and naturally continue stretching my ears by the weight of the stone material. I love the beautiful, organic selection of Arctic Buffalo’s stones, and my favorite stone I always get in every size is rose quartz. Whether I end up staying at 5/8” (which I have absolutely loved this size for the past couple of years) or someday go just a little bigger, I’ll always come back to Arctic Buffalo to treat myself to cute and comfortable jewelry!"
Shop: Rose Quartz Plugs
"I'm a food nerd I got my degree in culinary arts. 🍴 I work as a cook at a restaurant called Blue ridge kitchen in sebastopol california and have aspiration of becoming a chef. 🍝 When I am able I volunteer cook for older folks and families who were displaced by the fires in the area with a group called sonoma family meal. 🚒 I have two kids. Spend alot of free time getting tattoos, I'm a nerd for adventure time and video games. 👾"
Neal's Stretching Story
Shop: Ebony Wood Double Flare Tunnels
Shop: Single Flare Glass Plugs
Now that you have heard what works for some of our other buffs, here's an Arctic Buffalo wrap up!
1) Never skip sizes! - We provide the 1mm increments for a reason 😉
2) Massage your lobes! - Massaging your lobes after your shower increases blood circulation and can help improve elasticity 🚿
3) Sea salt soaks! - Clean your ears at least once, preferably twice, daily with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in warm water 🌊
4) Take your vitamins! - Vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin E, B-complex, antioxidants, and Echinacea can help the skin heal faster 💊
5) Do NOT use organic materials to stretch! - You should only stretch with surgical steel, titanium or glass...never use wood, bone, horn, silicone or acrylic materials! 🚫
6) Use lubricants! Lubricants like jojoba oil or vitamin E oil, and GaugeGear stretching balm help the jewelry slide right in 👂🏾