The Kaos thin-walled skin eyelet is their thinnest eyelet. The clear is nearly invisible when worn. See the sample pictures below. This double-flared silicone eyelet is available in 30 gauges from a tiny 10g all they way up to a 3" gauge. Please see our silicone care instructions.
PLEASE NOTE: The following items have been discontinued by Kaos Softwear. These items will not be restocked. Remaining stock is limited to what is on hand:
In 10g through 1 inch -- 1/4" and 3/8" wearable lengths are discontinued
In 00g through 3 inch -- all 1/2" wearable lengths are discontinued
Colors -- Metallic Bronze and Olive Drab are discontinued
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These are my absolute favorite thing for earlobes, ever. Nothing is more comfortable. Literally, the only thing more comfortable is to take all your jewelry out and wear nothing. I have pairs of these in 1/2 and 00g in a few colors for my double lobe piercings, and I'm just about to order a dozen more.
Fun fact: they stack with the next size down, or at least they do at my size. I bought a pair in 7/16 and they nestle right into the 1/2 set. Then, the 00g set fits right into the 7/16 ones, creating three layers. It opens up opportunities for cool color combos, hence why I'm about to order a boatload more of them!
- Tracy Mundhenk, Cordova, TN, UNITED STATES - 8/11/2015
I adore these eyelets. I wear them very frequently and they are simple to swap out, great for exercise or sports, and exceptionally comfortable. I am considering going up a size and will definitely be buying more if I do or even if I dont!
Extremely happy with my order. Was hesitant to order since I've never ordered on this site but I'm glad I did! 10.40 for a pair of Kaos plugs is a steal compared to 19.50 Hot Topic charges locally. Not to mention you can buy singles in case you lose one. I bought a pair of clear 2g and 3 singles of other colors. Will be doing business again soon. Thank you, I love my eyelets!
I've heard a some noise for a while about how comfortable these things were, and they live up to the hype in every way. It's more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than not wearing anything in my ears. I can comfortably lay down and there's nothing stabbing me in the neck. I usually have a problem with plugs falling out in my sleep and having to look for them in the bed, but the flares are large enough that that isn't an issue for me.
I'm so happy I was able to snag some of the last on the 1/4 width size. I know exactly why these are so coveted now for those of us with naturally thin width ears (no not as a result of poor stretching). These are perfect. I love how with these my old regular earrings fit so well and I don't need to bend the wires one bit and they fit nice and secure. The only reason I can possibly imagine they discontinued this size is I've noticed they're just a wee bit thinner than the next size up…not by much but perhaps just enough that maybe they were having issues while manufacturing them? Not quite sure, but if they did bring them back, I would gladly pay more to help cover any issues as they really are perfect. And Thank You Steel Navel for the forethought in ordering so many so you still had a good selection when all the other vendors had run out!
I have had this for a few months now and they pop in fairly easily, but pop out even easier. The simplest bump knocks these out. I have to take them out when I sleep or else I am digging around in my bed for them in the morning.
These are good for a short period of time, but it seems like my ears outgrew them after a bit without trying to gauge up.
- Sierra Marie Gravine, Scott Township, PA, UNITED STATES - 8/14/2013
LOVE these. The translucent pink blends in perfect with my ears and everyone asks how do I get my ears to stay open without an earring. These are the only type of gauge that I can wear all the time without them making my ears itch like crazy sensitive ears. The UV ones are too long but the 1/4" length ones are perfect for my ears!
- Rachel, Winter Haven, FL, UNITED STATES - 6/16/2013
These are really comfortable! They make your ears look really big. However, with the hot pink ones, they can make your ears look like they're inflamed or irritated in pictures, but its not too noticeable.
- Kimi, Winter Springs, FL, UNITED STATES - 11/23/2012
Another one of my go-to sets of plugs. Only downside is that I ordered too small of a wearable area. I feel like the wearable area for these considering how thin they are is not quite as suitable as it typically might be, so I recommend going with a size larger than you'd typically choose :)
I just love these skins, Kaos makes the best skins. I wasn't planning on stretching my ears bigger than 0g but its so addicting! Also, some of the companies that carry jewelry I like start at 00g. I got these skins so I can still wear my 0g hoops, since they are way too expensive to buy again and who knows where I'm gonna end up at if I can find a job that will let me stretch me ears as big as I want!
Absolutely fricken love these! They make your earlobes look a lot larger than their actual size and they are a breeze to get in and out of your ear. I even have a smaller pair for my stretched nostrils and I love them for my nostrils too.
They are very flexible and lightweight, you never even notice they are there so I check for them every so often just to make sure.
I don't recommend sleeping in these, I learned the hard way a few years ago. They will bend inside your earlobe but they wont fall out so they create a micro tear inside your earlobe which can get infected and cause more serious problems.
Silicone jewelry of any type is NOT recommended for long term wear but they are great for going out or wearing for a day or so.
I love these so much. They fit my ear perfect and now I can wear dangle earrings in smaller gauges. I had an off brand pair but the flares were too big and it was cloudy. These are perfectly clear. If you are looking for skins Kaos is the way to go and Steel Navel has the best prices!
- Breckan, Hutchinson, MN, UNITED STATES - 6/17/2012
I love the looks/comments I get when I wear these! Dude, how did you get your ear like that?!? Cracks me up. I definitely wont buy such a short wearable again. They fit perfectly and are invisible but they're a pain to get in. Oh well, lesson learned!
Very comfortable jewelry. I've had issues with some eyelets having thin spots in them which cause them to fold in on themselves, but I think they're a little more durable when ordered longer than 1/4. Otherwise, these are fantastic and I highly recommend them.
A tip for insertion: Simply place the eyelet flat against your ear hole, the same direction it will be once in, and push. It may require a little wiggling of your earlobe, but it should just pop right into place. No having to use tweezers, a taper, or fold the eyelet. It also helps to use a little lube.
- Heather Hubbard, Fort Drum, NY, UNITED STATES - 4/24/2012
I absolutely love these. so comfortable, light and soft. I have these in 6g, 2g, 0g, 00g and 1/2 and I've never found the smaller ones to be hard to get in, I just fold them over and they slip right in.
- Jessie, Pittsburgh, PA, UNITED STATES - 4/18/2012
I love these eyelets! I have thin earlobes, and there aren't a lot of eyelets available in the 1/4" length. This, plus their slim, skin-like fit, makes them perfect for wearing regular dangle earrings without having saggy Buddha ears. Most people think I'm not wearing any eyelets at all and ask how I keep the holes so round! They're comfy, too. I wear them day in/day out and don't even notice they're there. I definitely recommend them!
At first I was very concerned about using a Silicone Double Flared Eyelet as I never did before so I imagined issues of the jewelry fusing to my lobes. Naturally, no such thing occurred! What did happen though was I was very pleasantly surprised at how amazing the clear eyelets looked - as if I wasn't wearing jewelry at all! At a smaller gauge 4 I did struggle some at inserting the eyelets, ultimately discovering that inserting tweezers through my stretched lobe and pulling the folded eyelet through was the most successful method to getting the jewelry in. I wore the eyelets for a week without removing them and without experiencing any form of irritation so I am very pleased with the product. Normally I wear jewelry that can be rotated and cleaned daily without complete removal so my skepticism regarding the product was only natural. I am very thrilled and do adore in particular the clear eyelets!
- Laura Arbucci, Bay Shore, , UNITED STATES - 1/18/2012
These are my favorite right now!
They are so light, that I cant even feel that I am wearing them.
For me at least, the pink is so light that it is hard for people to even tell that I am wearing them. But they are lovely =
Great, comfortable product. Have had these for the past three stretches and love them. Very comfortable to sleep in and stay in place. One side tends to collapse in a little while sleeping, which is to be expected from a skin eyelet.
- Derrick, New York, NY, UNITED STATES - 8/16/2011
Just like the 2g, these are inexpensive, comfortable and easy to insert. Unfortunately these were slightly mismatched - one was a bit darker in colour than the other. Its not really a problem though because Im wearing a different gauge/colour in my other ear at the moment.
These are awesome! Im not much a fan of the colour pink, but these look nice. They make my holes look way bigger! They were easy to get into my ears, but I did need to use the end of a taper to pop it into shape. Ill be getting more of these as I continue to size up.
Like everybody else, I love these things. The white look great against my darker skin. Will buy a pair in every size as I go up. Very comfy. Had a little trouble inserting but after I got the hang of the first one, the second was easy. Folded in half and inserted with the help of tweezers.
- Shaun Cranfield, sydney, NS, AUSTRALIA - 5/13/2011
I love these plugs, but the 10g is definitely the most trying of the lot. Use a taper to keep it from collapsing in on itself then push it through with your fingertips by pushing it up and off the taper and hopefully through the hole. Get used to wiggling and hoping it just goes through on one of the attempts.
That said, Worth it. These are perfect for those who wanna wear a super-heavy traditional earring. Just hook it through and you no longer run the risk of cheese-wiring your ear. Ooo, ahhh.
These are fabulous as mentioned in other reviews for people with multiple holes who are experiencing issues with sleeping on the side of their head where their jewelry is squeezing together. Easy to put in, easy to wear.
These are so awesome. A bit difficult to get in though. I folded mine up, put them in my 6g steel single flare tunnel, put the tunnel in and pulled the eyelet out of the tunnel as I pulled the tunnel out of my ear. But other than being hard to get in, these are amazing.
Get these and you will NEVER regret it! Ultra soft and super comfortable. They are lounge wear for your ears. After you wear your first pair you'll be ordering every color so you can coordinate colors with your favorite Ts.
- Thomas Barnes, Sandy Springs, GA, UNITED STATES - 1/15/2011
I Love, love, love these eyelets. Super comfortable and easy to wear. They do fold a little while I sleep but I now just instinctively check my ears before I roll out of bed in the mornings. I could not bear washing one of these jewels down the drain.
- Thomas Barnes, Sandy Springs, GA, UNITED STATES - 1/15/2011
These are amazingly comfortable. Put them in and you simply forget they are there. They are great while sleeping too, I have not had a problem with them coming out during the night like with some of my single flared glass plug.
- Rheannon, St. Louis, MO, UNITED STATES - 1/8/2011
Just received these in the mail after ordering them 2 days ago and put them in and I absolutely love them. They are really easy to get in and are very comfortable to wear. Its almost like you cant even feel them in your ear. Also what I really like about these are the fact that they make my gauge size look a lot bigger then it really is.
Awesome earskins at a good price. I've been wanting clear ones for a while, but I waited until I stretched up to 2g, and I love them. They have a weird-but-cool, subtle look to them and they're relatively easy to get in and out.
I bought these when I stretched to 8g, but haven't worn them yet. I've been at 8g for a couple of months now, but still just wear the 10g skins. I still haven't been able to get the 8g skins in, but I haven't tried very hard because the 10g are there for me. I wear them with regular fish hook earrings and nobody notices the difference, except for my ears, who like silicone much better than whatever random metal the fish hooks are made out of! I also wear them whenever I go whitewater kayaking, my helmet fits tightly and the squishy silicone feels like wearing nothing, and, should it somehow come out, they're easily replaceable. This 8g pair will sit around in my jewelry box, and someday if I stretch to 6g or if the 10g pair of skins starts to fall out, they'll be there for me.
Small sizes are a bit hard to put on the first few times. The clear ones look best in my opinion, as they make it look like you're not wearing anything at all. But if you lose one, plan on ordering a replacement.. You'll never find it.
I purchased these eyelets for my husband since all his plugs were steel and they got very chilly in the cold weather. He says the silicone eyelets are great and he can barely tell he's wearing them. They're definitely more comfortable to wear when sleeping and don't chill his ears when running around outside in the frigid northern weather.
I *love* these! They're really comfortable. They haven't fallen out when I slept and I generally only sleep on my sides. They make the piercing look bigger than just a 0g. Everyone thought I had stretched again. I've gotta buy these in other colors!
- Stephanie Bing, Union City, TN, UNITED STATES - 11/4/2010
Great eyelets. The bronze color in this size isn't terribly metallic, but they look great. The bronze material is thicker than that of the black, olive, and clear, which I find makes it easier to insert in this size its much easier to fold/maintain the fold. Still 8g eyelets take patience to learn to get in, I think.
- Travis, Milwaukee, WI, UNITED STATES - 11/1/2010
Agree that these, the clear in particular, make your holes look larger. The clear is the thinnest material of the colors I've had olive, black, bronze, clear, which I find harder to work with in small sizes. Still, you can get the hang of it - this size makes either the tweezers or the straw method a favorite, if you can find the right straw pretty easy - more so than smaller gauges.
- Travis, Milwaukee, WI, UNITED STATES - 11/1/2010
This is my first pair of ear skins, and they're great. I just ordered another. The 1/4" wearable area is perfect. My only problem is that somehow I managed to turn one inside out during the night, and for DAYS I thought it was deformed and I would have to order a new one because it wouldn't stay in. So watch out for that.
Love these silicone eyelets! I have the 4g clear for my middle of three stretched piercings… I love them! For those with skinny lobes like me: the 1/4" eyelet is a PERFECT fit for me!! These are my first pairs in clear and I love it. I work in an administrative office, and the clear are perfect for work… they look nice and clean and don’t draw too much attention. LOVE this product!!
- Antonia Enriquez, Torrance, CA, UNITED STATES - 10/25/2010
I love these silicone eyelets. I had waited on the clear, 2g, 1/4" eyelets for a few weeks. They were on back order. The day of estimated delivery I got a very nice email from Steel Navel explaining that the product was still on backorder and I could do one of many things. I chose to go one size larger on the length, and got the 5/16". They arent bad, but would have loved the 1/4" due to my skinny lobes. WILL SAY THOUGH… what a COMPREHENSIVE stock this store has!! I've never been able to find even the OPTION for 1/4" jewelry for my ears!! I've always just dealt with them being to long and hanging out the front and back. So, I love these eyelets and STEEL NAVEL!!
I love these silicone eyelets. I am hooked on them. They are very easy to put in and they stay in. Very comfortable, you can even forget you have them in. The colors are beautiful and I am definitely going to buy a lot more.
- Stacy, Birmingham, AL, UNITED STATES - 8/27/2010
These are very nice. Light weight, care free. I wore some of my smaller gauge jewelry through the eyelets for an added element. 12g hanging styles fit nicely with a little room for play I received many compliments on these.
These were a little blemished when I got them but they weren't blemished on the part that's against my actual ear. These look like there's nothing in my ear, they're easy to put in, and comfortable. Editor's Note: We are happy to replace a damaged item, please contact us so we can take care of that.
I know its not recommended to stretch with silicone, but these were so incredibly easy to stretch from 25mm to 27mm. They're extremely comfortable, and look amazing in my ears. I'm so happy with them :D
- Harley Stonier, Altona, NY, UNITED STATES - 7/6/2010
These skin eyelets are great. They really make the holes look bigger. And the best part is it feels like nothing is there. They are super easy to sleep on. They don't get irritated. At first they were a little tricky to put in, but once you get the hang of it, its pretty easy. I ordered the 5/16" and they fit pretty well. I'm considering ordering some 1/4" to get them completely snug.
- Rich, New Hyde Park, NY, UNITED STATES - 6/21/2010
Super comfortable plugs. A little tricky to get a grip on them to fold them and put them in at 2g, but its fine once you get the hang of it. Also really nice for doing athletic stuff cause they're completely weightless.
I absolutely *love* silicone eyelets! They are the only kind of gauges I will wear. They're super light-weight, and make your gauges look much bigger ... not to mention, they don't stink like acrylic or metal! I have them in an array of colors, and cant wait to get more! I recommend them to anyone and everyone!
I love these little eyelets. The color options are awesome. They're perfect for the price as well. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who are working their way up in size, after stretching with tapers of course. I'm on my way to a 0g.
- William Santos, Deland, FL, UNITED STATES - 5/14/2010
Ever since I got the green UV reactive eyelets from Kaos, I've been in love with silicone items. I've been looking for a black pair for ages and finally found them here.
They went in really easy- two folds and that's it. They fold really well too, I love Kaos brand eyelets! They make my hole look like a double zero even though I have 2g. I constantly get complements on them and they're so incredibly comfy. I never want to take them out haha.
- Jaime Lynn, Herndon, VA, UNITED STATES - 5/13/2010
I freakin love the skin eyelets, they're comfy, easy to get in, and they make my gauges look huge, as soon as I got em I popped them right in with no problems and since then ive been getting compliments left and right, definitely would recommend and these wont be my last....as soon as they get more in stock I'm all over it!
- laura brown, hurst, TX, UNITED STATES - 4/20/2010
These are great. They were really easy to get in and they look like nothing is in there. They are really light and feel like nothing is in there. I will definitely purchase more in a variety of colors. But I must say I love the clear ones.
Easy to buy, shipped faster then expected, feel really nice in the ears. Love the eyelets and how fast and easy it was to get them. Keep up the good work guys! I'll be buying more from you guys for sure!
- darryl dupree, hueytown, AL, UNITED STATES - 2/20/2010
I love wearing these because every time I do at least one person either never knew my ears were stretched or thinks I stretched them bigger overnight or thinks I have nothing there at all. Comfy too, I feel like they give my lobes a break from everything else I wear.
These are easy to put in... I just folded them a couple times, and they sort of pop open when you put them in. The clear ones look like you are wearing nothing, just holds the holes open nicely... freaked my husband out a bit!
My favorite plugs! Can't wait to order more! They were tricky getting in because I'm a pretty small gauge but once I figured it out they have not slipped out once. They feel so light and the color really pops!
I never had trouble with these coming out at night until I got up to 1/2" then they would fold up and pop out nightly. Now I just layer 1 size smaller inside them when I go to bed and problem solved! As for my review, these are AWESOME! I have a very bad reaction to nitrile O rings so I always had to wear double flares. I haven't worn anything but earskins in 3 years now and cant imagine trying to go back to metal or glass. These are SO comfortable and you will get tons of attention especially with the clear, people freak over those!.
- Tyler Ashcraft, Meadville, PA, UNITED STATES - 1/5/2010
These are nice, comfortable, and unobtrusive. They make my lobes look nice and even. They are also great with regular earrings as they help prevent the cheese cutter look you can get with too much weight. However, I did have problems with standard post earrings coming undone because the post length was too close to the size of the skin.
- Mark DeWitt, South Portsmouth, OH, UNITED STATES - 12/1/2009
Just what I needed! Ordered 4 in two different gauges and its very practical and easy to use and the color is great as well. For its price, I think it is a pretty good deal and would recommend it to any person who's trying tunnels for the first time
Although they're kind of hard to put in, these are AWESOME!! Since mine were too small to fold in half twice, I used a steel eyelet to try to thread my silicone tunnel through, and that was the trick. I now use these to wear kidney wire earrings, which is nice because I have a severe nickel allergy
These are awesome! They are my favorite thing to wear in my ears because they are so thin and you cant even tell they are there. Also crust and smelliness never happens for me with these and I can swim with them and do whatever I want and they never fall out. They also look so cool having the hole in your ear and you can mess around with them and put headphones through your ears and stuff but always be safe!
If you stretch your ears this item is a must have!
The black looks really good with any skin color.
these are nice tunnels for everyday use. super light and comfy. fairly cheap and make your holes look big too. only complaint is that they have fallen out a few times while sleeping. other than that they're pretty sick brah
- Jamie, fountain valley, CA, UNITED STATES - 8/27/2009
My 0g hot pink tunnels went in great, it was so easy. With my Pyrex plugs I had to clean my ears daily because of build up and Id wake up some mornings with them missing somewhere in the bedding. These ones haven't ever really needed cleaning by the time I've gotten to them and never come out in the middle of the night.
They're great, I'm ready to order a few more colors!
- A. Dabney, Roanoke, TX, UNITED STATES - 8/23/2009
I love these, my only complaint is that the translucent pink doesn't stand out much on my 10g against my skin. As far as getting them in, I just stuck them on my 12g taper and pushed them right in. It went pretty easy!
- A. Dabney, Roanoke, TX, UNITED STATES - 8/23/2009
I bought these in a black 5/8. I love these!! The make my lobes look bigger than a 5/8 stretch, which is cool with me! My only problem is I wish I had ordered a larger wearable area, but that's my fault. Love 'em!!!!
I love these things! They were relatively easy to get in just make sure you oil them very well. They are also very comfortable and once they're in, I couldn't even feel them. All in all, this was a great purchase and I plan on getting more in the various colors once they're restocked.
I ordered these on a Friday and I had them by Wednesday. I absolutely love them. They make my hole look HUGE! They are so comfortable, if feels like they are not even there. I am definitely ordering more colors.
- Stacy, Birmingham, AL, UNITED STATES - 7/15/2009
I got these on a whim because the black ones were out of stock at the time. They're cute! I'm glad that I got them. They're not too in-your-face ... they're actually pretty subtle. Except that they make your holes look HUGE, which is a good thing. They are very comfortable. Sleeping in them is a pleasure.
- Christina A. Pitts, Terre Haute, IN, UNITED STATES - 6/24/2009
I love these! They are so small and flexible, that I cant even feel them when I'm wearing them. They're also super stylish, and make my hole look way bigger then it actually is. Definitely buying more soon! Thanks!
- Melvin, Daytona Beach, FL, UNITED STATES - 5/24/2009
I cant say enough good things about these! I lost one and bought a replacement they're even relatively cheap! and here I am again writing about it! What's new is I wear these whitewater kayaking, and they stay just where I put them, in my ears, and not in the river! At the same time they're squishy, so they don't mind when they bump my helmet like a metal piece might!
these things are so cool! I love how it feels in my ear. I can lay on it I can get hit in the ear and it just gives with the body. They are flexible but firm. I was skeptical at first that they would hold shape in a piercing but they do great!
Even though these are 10g, I didn't actually have that awful of a time getting them in, though I was braced for the worst. I ended up shoving them through with the tapered end of a big 14g Ti spiral I had on hand, and they just sort of popped in! Be careful though, they're small and clear and they bounce. I've dropped one somewhere, and its not shiny like most of the jewelry that I drop and have to find is, so its still missing!
I like wearing these with my old fish hook style earrings through them. The wires used to always bother my ears and they don't anymore, and I can wear all those old earrings again, with happy lobes!
I think that these are the best thing on earth. I ordered one pair to try them, fell in love! So I am on here to buy more colors.
Item Reviewed: Silicone Double Flared Skin Eyelet: 2g, 5/16" wearable, White Pearl
- Mandie, St. George, UT, UNITED STATES - 3/20/2009
I've had such a hard time finding anything to wear in my gauges that I don't have to change every night before I go to bed. These are wonderful. I can wear them all day, match them to my outfits, and still crash in them at night without having to worry about damaging my ears or losing the earring.
I got a pair of 8g 1/4 Translucent Blurple, and they looked amazing on me. They were difficult to put in, but once they are in they are so comfortable and amazing looking.
I didn't expect to see such a hole through my 8g ears but it looked good even on a smaller gauge.
- Shagufta, Phoenix, AZ, UNITED STATES - 12/21/2008
I LOVE these! They are so far one of my favorites from Steel Navel. They're very comfy, and are easy to insert. They're great to wear while you sleep because they wont hurt if you roll onto your piercing, they stay firmly in place, and threes no O rings to lose! Ill be getting more when I gauge up.
- Amy, Kansas City, MO, UNITED STATES - 12/18/2008
I love everything from Kaos. I have this for my conch and it fits perfectly and is really comfortable for long term wear and for sleeping. It was really hard to get this in at first since its so small, but after messing with tweezers and a small coffee straw I was able to get it in.
- Mzdinah, Pearl City, HI, UNITED STATES - 12/15/2008
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the skin eyelets! They are so comfortable. Sleeping in them is a joy. You can’t feel them at all they’re VERY light. They are a *little* hard to get in, but once you get the hang of it, it’s not too difficult. You just have to fold them a little to stick them through your ear. One word of caution: DO NOT STRETCH WITH THESE, and DO NOT wear them in a fresh or unhealed piercing.