I have been wearing ear tunnels since 2002 (my uncle was the one who did the stretching for me). Since then, I’ve been “improvising”, turning anything cylindrical (Zagu straws, thread spools, etc.) into tunnels as I didn’t know where I could buy them. My uncle once made an aluminum pair but I already outgrew them so I have to have a new pair with larger diameter.
Last time I bought was from an online shop on Facebook, Aroy’Ay! Organic Plugs and Tunnels and I got a wooden “Mayan-inspired” tunnels. which cost approximately PhP 750 (including shipping fee).
I actually liked the pair that came from Aroy’Ay! and it fit me well. However, it’s made of wood so I really have to be extra careful as it could break easily. Since I only got this pair for now, I decided to give Etsy a try as I know that sellers on this portal handcrafted these kinds of items.
When I searched for ear tunnels in Etsy, I realized that there are lots of sellers and I found all kinds of ear tunnels, tapers, plugs, and stretchers. The best part is that they all come in different materials, may it be wood, horn, or metal. One actually stood out for me which was the black ear tunnels from DunnyGun. The tunnels were made of water buffalo horn. It only took me a few minutes to place the order as I didn’t really find any other ones like it from other sellers who accept PayPal payments.
DunnyGun ships from the U.S. and I was really happy that the shipping fee wasn’t as high as I expected. After twelve days from the date when I placed the order, I received the parcel which was shipped using USPS. It was delivered by PhilPost, to which I’ve paid for PhP 100 (which is totally okay with me). I was hesitant initially as I thought that it might not be delivered. But I was wrong haha! It’s really good I’ve found these stores online which sell these kinds of merchandise.
I might be holding off in buying stuff online for now but I’ll be checking out some other stuff that I could buy which will serve as gifts for my family.